UNITE 2015 Conference Overview

The UNITE 2015 Conference and Exhibition was held at the Hyatt Regency Saint Louis At The Arch on October 12th - 14th, 2015. It really was a great conference.

UNITE is all about facilitating exchange of knowledge with the Unisys user community and conferences are an important element in networking within that community. The conference that concluded last month was typical of what we try to deliver.

For the low registration fee of $695, conference attendees participated in all conference activities, the keynote session, many breakout sessions, and enjoyed the Exhibit Hall, receptions, dinner Monday evening, breaks, breakfasts, and lunches while also enjoying free WiFi access in the hotel rooms, the Exhibit Hall, and all other conference areas. The breakout sessions were presented by Unisys, members of the Unite community, and by UNITE partners and sponsors.

UNITE arranged a great discount room rate at the Hyatt and provided a hotel registration link on the UNITE Hotel Information page to facilitate easy registration at the conference rate.


Conference Activity Schedule was:

 Sunday (11th) 1:30 - 5:30 PM On-site Registration open and Exhibit Hall setup
     
 Monday (12th) 8 AM - Noon On-site Registration open and Exhibit Hall setup
  1:00 PM Opening Session and Keynote Address
  3:15 - 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions
  5:30 - 8:00 PM Reception followed by dinner in the Exhibit Hall
     
Tuesday (13th) 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
  8:30 AM - Noon Breakout Sessions
  Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  1:30 - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
  5:00 - 7:00 PM Reception in the Exhibit Hall
     
Wednesday (14th) 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
  8:30 - Noon Breakout Sessions
  Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  1:30 - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions (Exhibit Hall dismantled)
  4:00 - 4:30 PM Conference Closing Session

User presentations to share successes and lessons learned are very valuable elements of a UNITE conference and we not only make room for any user presentations offered, we also provide a discount off the regular conference fee. We announce a call for presentations in advance of a conference and provide access to the UNITE Presentation Entry site containing presentation guidelines, a wish list of sessions, and to enter a presentation abstract.

We’re already planning for the next UNITE conference and we hope that you will find the agenda we offer next time compelling and choose to participate. Check back frequently to see updates on our plans and activities for 2016.

-UNITE Board of Directors and UNITE Advisors