Tendenci User Conference 2008If your organization is like most associations and businesses, you are finding it challenging to keep up with the latest technologies. It can be tough enough just to keep your Web site updated, let alone think about how to use Social Media strategically to accomplish your business and communications objectives.

That’s why each year, Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, the folks who develop, marketing and support Tendenci online management software, offer the Tendenci User Conference. The event is designed to open a dialogue between the users of the software and the teams that are responsible for developing, improving, and servicing it.

Did we mention that it's FREE for everyone who pre-registers?

The 2008 Tendenci User Conference is packed with two days of great information, scheduled to run on October 2nd and 3rd. A complete agenda is available here, but the following are a few of the high-impact sessions that are getting lots of buzz:

  • State of the Union Address with Ed Schipul
  • Intro to Tendenci - A Quick Boot Camp
  • Advanced Tendenci - Improve Your User's Experience On Your Site
  • Understanding Site Analytics - From DeepMetrix to Google
  • Organizing Your People Through Tendenci
  • Maximizing the Calendar & Events Module
  • Keep Your Members in the Know With Newsletters
  • Driving Campaign Strategies Through Your Newsletters
  • What's the Point of Social Media Anyway?
  • Fireside Chat About Billing/Accounting
  • Hands-On Social Media Profile Creation
  • Interactive Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Session
  • Closing Comments with Ed Schipul

The 2008 Tendenci User Conference will be especially valuable for anyone with a Web site powered by Tendenci software. Currently, Tendenci serves as the software platform for more than 300 organizations around the world, including nonprofits, associations, and businesses large and small. But you don’t have to be a Tendenci user to learn a lot at the Tendenci User Conference; everyone with a desire to achieve more from their Web marketing initiatives should register.

The fun, interesting, and fast-paced sessions will deal with the major challenges and opportunities faced by Web marketers today, including strategic uses of social media, the latest best practices in search engine optimization, and the latest tools and techniques to measure the effectiveness of your site through Site Analytics.

We’ll tackle the most common questions, such as:

-         What are the latest trends in Web marketing?

-         What do Web users expect from a Web site today?

-         What are the best ways to ensure an excellent experience for site visitors?

-         Can you keep your site from becoming outdated as Web habits change?

-         What are the best ways to get more people to participate in events?

-         How can you cut through the clutter and get people to read your e-newsletters?

-         What are some methods to prevent spam filters from blocking your e-mails and e-newsletters?

-         Is possible to create my own social networking community for my customers or members? 

-         How can you measure the results of social media efforts?

-         What are simple ways to improve your search engine rankings and make your site more visible?

If you are not familiar with Tendenci, it is a suite of online management software that enables you to maintain your Web site, connect and communicate with your visitors and grow your business online.

What is really great is that Tendenci is community-based software, which means that it is constantly evolving and improving. Every organization benefits as the software improves and every organization has a voice in helping to shape the evolution of the software. The teams that develop, improve and service Tendenci rely on and appreciate the candid feedback and participation of the Tendenci user community to grow the capabilities and usability of the software.

We hope you will consider joining us for the 2008 Tendenci User Conference so we can all work together to grow your Web site and online presence. 

The 2008 Tendenci User Conference is free and will be held at the University of Houston Main Campus in the University Center Houston Room. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the programs begin at 8:45 a.m. on both days. 


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