The More You Gnome!

Get ready to hang out and learn with your gnomies at WASWUG! In 2023, we are offering TWO ways to attend:

  • Attend in person at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA
  • Attend online from gnome or work, via WASWUG Attendee Hub

Whichever way you choose to WASWUG, you’ll join hundreds of other Skyward software users to learn, network, and share insights. You’ll become stronger in what you know, connect with others, and learn new and exciting techniques to help you do your job. Skyward software sessions include Student, Finance, HR, Payroll, Federal/State Reporting, and Cross-Product topics in both SMS 2.0 and Qmlativ – for every skill level from beginning to advanced. We’ll also have Professional Development sessions in Excel, Conflict Management and Resolution, Communications, and Leadership.

Whether you’re participating in person or virtually, sessions will be livestreamed and available On Demand for 90 days after the conference.

Pre-Conference workshops (for in-person attendees only) will be offered on Sunday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, with the main conference kicking off at 1:00PM. Check out the complete Schedule for details of each day’s events!

And remember, there’s gnome place like WASWUG!

Attend In Person!      Attend Virtually!


Where

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

or

Virtual

Dates

March 5-7, 2023
Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM

(see Schedule for details)

Sponsors

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Conference Host

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Gnomlativ Sponsor

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Gnome is Where You're Planted Sponsor

Pre-Conference Workshops

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Advanced Microsoft Excel and Google Docs for Education Professionals

Presented by Sherry Prindle

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Transformational Leadership

Presented by Dawn Jones

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Pricing

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Registration must be completed by the person attending the conference in order to comply with conference policy.

In-Person Conference Registration

Attend in person at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
Includes access to general sessions, breakout sessions, sponsors, four meals, & opportunity to earn Clock Hours, CPE and CPU. After the conference, receive On Demand access to recordings from the event, available through May 31, 2023.

$335/registrant

Early Bird Pricing ends January 6, 2023

Virtual Conference Registration

Attend online through our virtual platform.
Includes livestream access to general sessions, breakout sessions, sponsors, & an opportunity to earn Clock Hours, CPE and CPU. Plus, special access to pre-recorded sessions available only on the virtual platform, and On Demand access to recordings from the event, available through May 31, 2023.

$335/registrant

Early Bird Pricing ends January 6, 2023

Pre-Conference Add-On

Attend a Pre-Conference Workshop in addition to the full WASWUG conference. See Workshops »

If you are already registered for the conference, you can add a Workshop by contacting the WASWUG Registrar.

Pre-Conference Workshops are in person only and will not be available On Demand.

$150/registrant

Registration closes 5pm, February 24

Presenter Registration

Receive the same benefits as a paid attendee when selected to present at WASWUG. Learn more about presenting »

If you have been selected as a WASWUG presenter, a Discount Code will be provided in your Acceptance letter. Use this code when registering for the conference. If you have already registered, contact the WASWUG Registrar, and we will modify your registration accordingly.

$0/registrant

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Schedule

Our conference schedule is constructed to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendees unless otherwise noted.

8:00AM – 4:15PM

Gnome Base/Info Desk open for Badge Pick-up, Clock Hours Sign-in, etc.

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

(For in-person only; not recorded)

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Exhibitors Move In

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Welcome refreshments / Visit the Exhibitors in Evergreen/Grand foyers or on the virtual platform

12:00PM – 12:30PM

Luncheon

(For pre-conference attendees only)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

(For all)

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Break/Visit the Exhibitors

3:00PM – 4:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

(For all)

4:00 PM

Go Hang Out with your Gnomies/Dinner on your own

7:15AM – 4:45PM

Gnome Base/Info Desk open for Badge Pick-up, Clock Hours Sign-in, etc.

7:45AM – 8:15AM

Breakfast is served

(For in-person attendees)

8:15AM – 9:45AM

Welcome General Session

(For all)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

BREAKOUT SESSION #3

(For all)

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibitors

11:30AM – 12:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #4

(For all)

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Refreshment Break / Treats with the Exhibitors

2:00PM – 3:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #5

(For all)

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Break/Visit the Exhibitors

3:30PM – 4:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #6

(For all)

4:30PM

Go Hang Out with your Gnomies/Dinner on your own

7:15AM – 1:45PM

Gnome Base/Info Desk open for Badge Pick-up, Clock Hours Sign-in, etc.

7:45AM – 8:15AM

Breakfast is served

(For in-person attendees)

8:15AM – 9 45AM

General Session with Keynote Speaker, Dr. John Medina, “Brain Rules”

(For all)

9:45AM – 10:00AM

Book signing with John Medina

(In-person attendees)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

BREAKOUT SESSION #7

(For all)

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Refreshment Break / Last Chance to Visit the Exhibitors

11:30AM – 12:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSION #8

(For all)

11:30AM – 3:00PM

Exhibitors Move Out

12:30PM – 1:00PM

Lunch is served

1:00PM – 1:30PM

Closing General Session

(For all)

Why Attend?

WASWUG brings Skyward software users together to learn, network, and share experiences.

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Clock Hours, CPE, CEU

WASWUG is a great way to earn Clock Hours, Continuing Professional Education and Continuing Education Units.

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WASWUG Gives Back

Plant seeds for a healthy future - help support Common Threads' mission to nurture community through school and community based educational programs. 

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I appreciated the opportunity to view all the sessions online through May. I loved the experience over all. Thank you!

In-person attendee

I thought that the hybrid event was AWESOME! It was great to meet many people that I had only met via Zoom, in person. I felt I was able to connect and network quite a bit. Overall, extremely happy with the event!

In-person attendee

Event was fun, relevant, and presenters provided valuable knowledge and insight in just the right amount of time for each session. Great energy and inspiring speakers.

In-person attendee

I have never participated in a better virtual experience. It was easy, worked well, I could hear, I could see. It was incredibly impressive.

Virtual attendee

I was very impressed with the online/virtual setup. It worked great! I loved how you all kept us feeling a part of the conference. Thank you.

Virtual attendee

I LOVED the platform to access the event virtually. It was very user-friendly and easy to navigate. I also appreciated the ability to take notes directly in the webinar session then have the notes exported to my email. The platform was 10/10 for me!

Virtual attendee