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About the Conference

BE Savvy is BoardEffect’s annual conference designed specifically for the BoardEffect user community. Join over 200 BoardEffect users from around the globe to learn how to optimize your workflows, explore best practices and enhance your usage of BoardEffect. This three-day conference will offer a variety of deep dive and training sessions designed to help you use BoardEffect to its full potential.

Through panel discussions, presentations and workshops, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of BoardEffect and how it can be used across all of the board meeting cycles.

Need to secure permission to attend? See our sample justification letter.

Cultivate

your network through Communities of Learning.

Incorporate

best practices using smart workflows.

Elevate

your platform’s impact with enhanced knowledge management.

“I came to Philadelphia in October for the BoardEffect Conference.  Enjoyed it very much and was very informative.  I’m hoping to get to attend again this year.”

– Thanks again, Lora

BESAVVY

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Location: Federal Hill Foyer

Location: Gibson and Pride of Baltimore, 6th Floor

Introducing BoardEffect Tune-Ups, an annual check-up of your portal to ensure it’s working its best for you and your board.

Maximize your platform’s impact by scheduling a tune-up with our team.  A quick self-assessment survey will allow our support team to understand your usage and recommend a training plan of action which will be presented during a one-on-one pre-conference consultation appointment.  Space is limited; register today.

*Please note, Tune-Ups are on the 6th floor so please allow for 5 minutes to travel from the 5th floor.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom – Salon A
Presenter:  Dottie Schindlinger and Mary Lou Leeder

Are you an advanced BoardEffect user? Would you like to take your knowledge to the next level? Join us for the BoardEffect Master Class, where our team will dive into advanced features and functionality of your platform to have you performing like a BE pro.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom – Salon B

Presenter: Pam Nason and Danielle Dufner

For those newer to BoardEffect, or for administrators who just need a refresher, BE Boot Camp will cover features and functionality of the platform while detailing best practices. Learn how to efficiently prepare for your meetings and discover tips and tricks to make the most of your BoardEffect platform.

Location: Ballroom Foyer

Presenters: Kristin Drake and Sonia Stamm

This session is the first in our BE Savvy Communities of Learning track, in which we will help identify those who share similar board types, industries, or usage of BoardEffect. After this session, you will be able to connect with fellow administrators throughout the conference and beyond to share resources and best practices.

Location: Federal Hill Foyer

Join us at for hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the kick-off of the conference and meet your fellow attendees.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Location: Federal Hill Foyer

Location: Baltimore Foyer

Join your fellow administrators to network and share ideas over breakfast. Tables will be organized based on feedback from our Communities of Learning session so that attendees can connect with others in similar industries, roles, and interests.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom

Presenters: Todd Gibby, CEO, and Matt Bryan, Product Owner

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon A
Presenter: Kristin Drake

The meeting cycle is the most frequent and visible for a Board, and BoardEffect helps optimize resources throughout the process. In this session, you will learn how BoardEffect tools can help you prepare and execute a meeting efficiently from start to finish, including best practices in minimizing the preparation time of each meeting, securely disseminating materials, and keeping track of board members and responsibilities.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon B
Presenter: Mary Lou Leeder

Every year, a board must complete certain functions in order to meet their obligations and operate effectively. In this session, you will master BoardEffect best practices to help manage organizational exposure during the annual cycle, including securely managing sensitive information and keeping policies updated.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon E
Presenter: Pam Nason

A board must continue to grow and develop members throughout their tenure in order to advance the organization’s mission. This session presents how BoardEffect can increase your board’s engagement through successful recruitment and onboarding of new members and ongoing education for existing members.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon F
Presenter: Mike Scappa 

This is a two-part presentation. First, we’ll take a look under the hood and see how the BoardEffect technology team handles, builds and deploys the application stack across data centers all over the world. Learn about our use of Git, Microservices & Containerization (Docker), Logging, and the rest of our DevOps culture.  Second, we’ll take a deep dive into the BoardEffect’s security and compliance – from our perimeter devices, proactive scanning, and highlights from our security policy.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom Foyer

Location: Baltimore Ballroom Foyer

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon A
Presenter: Kristin Drake

The meeting cycle is the most frequent and visible for a Board, and BoardEffect helps optimize resources throughout the process. In this session, you will learn how BoardEffect tools can help you prepare and execute a meeting efficiently from start to finish, including best practices in minimizing the preparation time of each meeting, securely disseminating materials, and keeping track of board members and responsibilities.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon B
Presenter: Mary Lou Leeder

Every year, a board must complete certain functions in order to meet their obligations and operate effectively. In this session, you will master BoardEffect best practices to help manage organizational exposure during the annual cycle, including securely managing sensitive information and keeping policies updated.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon E
Presenter: Pam Nason

A board must continue to grow and develop members throughout their tenure in order to advance the organization’s mission. This session presents how BoardEffect can increase your board’s engagement through successful recruitment and onboarding of new members and ongoing education for existing members.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon F

Presenters: Dottie Schindlinger and Sonia Stamm

This session is the second in our BE Savvy Communities of Learning track, in which fellow clients will discuss their experience with BoardEffect. Hear directly from administrators about how they introduced BoardEffect into their organization and supported adoption of a new process, along with how their expertise and usage of BoardEffect changed over time.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon A
Presenter: Kristin Drake

The meeting cycle is the most frequent and visible for a Board, and BoardEffect helps optimize resources throughout the process. In this session, you will learn how BoardEffect tools can help you prepare and execute a meeting efficiently from start to finish, including best practices in minimizing the preparation time of each meeting, securely disseminating materials, and keeping track of board members and responsibilities.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon B
Presenter: Mary Lou Leeder

Every year, a board must complete certain functions in order to meet their obligations and operate effectively. In this session, you will master BoardEffect best practices to help manage organizational exposure during the annual cycle, including securely managing sensitive information and keeping policies updated.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon E
Presenter: Pam Nason

A board must continue to grow and develop members throughout their tenure in order to advance the organization’s mission. This session presents how BoardEffect can increase your board’s engagement through successful recruitment and onboarding of new members and ongoing education for existing members.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon F

Presenter: Matt Bryan

Board members range far and wide.  Drawing on our guiding principle of Mobility, BoardEffect’s mobile apps have been developed to go where they go.  This session will provide an overview of our mobile app settings and how to support users in the board room and beyond!

Location: Baltimore Ballroom Foyer

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon C

Presenter: Dottie Schilndinger

As an administrator, you use many different methods to communicate with your Board, and it is challenging to determine the best way to prompt action. This session will introduce features in BoardEffect that are designed to provide easy and quick ways for your board to make decisions and securely respond to requests directly in your BoardEffect platform.

Location: Maryland Ballroom – Salon C
Presenter: Mike Scappa

With the release of the Integrations panel, BoardEffect has made it easier than ever to integrate your already-existing solutions. We’ll look at how to best configure and implement single sign-on from using an external Identity Provider to external interaction with BoardEffect using the BoardEffect API.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Location: Baltimore Ballroom Foyer

Join your fellow administrators to network and share ideas over breakfast. Tables will be organized based on feedback from our Communities of Learning session so that attendees can connect with others in similar industries, roles, and interests.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom
Presenter: Dottie Schindlinger

Your strategy in organizing, featuring, and driving traffic to information in your platform has a direct impact on your board. This session will discuss best practices in managing your board’s knowledge over the long-term, including organizing and curating documents using BoardEffect’s latest features.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom Foyer

Location: Baltimore Ballroom
Presenter:  Kristin Drake

Our final session in the BE Savvy Communities of Learning track, this panel discussion will feature administrators who have helped establish and grow BoardEffect user groups. Learn how the group has worked together to share best practices and nurture growth across their organization and take home tips for starting or participating in your own user community.

Location: Baltimore Ballroom

JOIN US!

Take advantage of early bird rates and register today.

Tune ups

BOARDEFFECT TUNE-UPS

Introducing BoardEffect Tune-Ups, an annual check-up of your portal to ensure it’s working its best for you and your board.

Maximize your platform’s impact by scheduling a tune-up with our team.  A quick self-assessment survey will allow our support team to understand your usage and recommend a training plan of action which will be presented during a one on one pre-conference consultation appointment.  Space is limited; register today.

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LOCATION

BE SAVVY will be held in Charm City, Baltimore, Maryland at the Renaissance Inner Harbor. Reserve your room at our special rate of $229 per night.

The Renaissance Marriott
202 East Pratt Street Baltimore
Maryland 21202

The Renaissance Marriott is located in the heart of the Inner Harbor.

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