The Emphasys Software User Conference is an educational conference designed to appeal to a broad range of affordable housing staff

Emphasys’ information-packed training and educational conferences are held offsite annually and are designed to appeal to a broad range of affordable housing staff. Conference offerings are for executives, managers and product users alike and include topics such as product training and education, housing program management, agency performance, reporting fundamentals and best practices.

-Network with hundreds of agencies and authorities from around the country.

-Speak directly to staff and key Emphasys executives.

-Engage in round-table discussions geared toward helping you build your operation from the inside out.

-More than 100 sessions covering a wide range of software interests to help EDs, IT people, finance folks, program administrators and others.

-Get a first look and even try out the latest Emphasys software solutions.

-At Emphasys Users Connect, meet ENUG members and learn about the many benefits of being a member of the organization. Those who are already ENUG members can participate in ENUG’s business luncheon held during the conference.

The Emphasys Users Connect 2019 will be held in St. Pete Beach, Florida from November 3 – 6. More details to follow!

TradeWinds Island Grand | 5500 Gulf Boulevard | St. Pete Beach | FL | 33706

At 20 acres in size, the TradeWinds Island Grand is the largest beachfront resort on St. Pete Beach. This award-winning property offers guests a sophisticated island feel and relaxed ambience to match its lush tropical grounds and white sand beaches. Guests can swim in any of the resort’s five pools or relax in a beachside cabana or hammock. With 14 distinctive on-site eateries, an average of 361 sunny days per year, and the title of Sunset Capital of Florida, the TradeWinds Island Grand and the St. Pete Beach area offers plenty for attendees to enjoy.

$189 per night plus tax
For those who wish to extend their stay in St. Pete Beach, this special rate is being offered three days before and after the event subject to availability.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Please book your lodging by this date to reserve space in our room block and to receive our specially negotiated rate.

To book your TradeWinds Island Grand hotel room online, click the link above.

(800) 808-9833
2019 Emphasys Users Connect

To book your TradeWinds Island Grand hotel room via telephone, call the number and mention room block “2019 Emphasys Users Connect”

This conference offers training and educational sessions for our Emphasys Elite PHA products and covers topics like best practices, HUD trends, database management, reporting, and demonstrations. It also includes ENUG’s business activities.

November 3-6, 2019
TradeWinds Island Grand
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Early bird conference pricing – $765
Click here to register…

At Emphasys’ conferences there are several opportunities to network with colleagues from around the country. These opportunities provide you with a chance to expand on discussions initiated during session, obtain one-on-one support on housing-related issues specific to your operation or simply build on pre-existing relationships established at previous Emphasys conferences.

Each conference offers you networking opportunities throughout the event as well as after those long days of information-packed sessions.

PHA clients can also benefit from the conferences’ association with the Emphasys National User Group (ENUG). ENUG is an independent user group focused entirely on the best use of Emphasys products.

Other Networking Opportunities:

-Welcome Reception



-Dinner Receptions

One of the most popular elements of Emphasys conferences is users serving as session presenters. Users from around the country share their expertise and years of product experience as they present detailed and informative sessions on a wide range of topics. These topics cover a number of our products including Elite, Financials, Single Family as well as general interest topics such as HUD trends, strategic planning and outsourcing.

Knowledge experts who volunteer and present during the Emphasys conference receive a 25% reimbursement or credit for every session they present, up to 100% of their conference registration fee. Reimbursement/credit for this incentive will be paid to the presenter’s account after the close of the conferences.

If you are interested in serving as a session presenter for this year’s Users Connect, please fill out the form below:

Presentation materials from past conferences are available for review at our client information portal, MyEmphasys.

What our clients had to say:

“Networking with other users, hearing about practical experiences and seeing demonstrations of new technology were all great.” – W.K.

“It was a great experience and I will try to send more staff next year.” – J.A.

“The conference was a great learning experience; other attendees were polite and helpful; the information on Emphasys products was very helpful; the staff is knowledgeable in their field.” – M.S.

“Great conference, great meals, loved boat trip.” – P.E.

“I found the demos very helpful; also, the staff was available for a one-on-one if needed.” – B.S.

“Individual sessions were excellent.” – J.K.

“Very good conference with helpful information.” – D.C.

“Using clients to assist in presentations was great.” – B.H.

“The conference was very informative and I gained a lot of useful knowledge.” – G.P.

“Thank you for the extra touches.” – S.P.

“The overall conference was enjoyable and educational.” – S.T.

“I liked the ability to share ideas with others.” – K.S.

“This year’s conference was very good, providing a wide range of topics for the attendees. The conference was truly informative.” – P.H.

“Fantastic job!” – D.M.

“The technical sessions were successful; I liked being about to speak directly with developers.” – B.M.

“I really enjoyed it; the sessions were informative and helpful; the staff was great and I enjoyed meeting other users.” – D.S.

“Great people; lots of knowledge.” – D.I.

“The topics of the sessions and the opening session was all very good.” – X.W.

“As a first time attendee, I enjoyed the flow of the classes and the topics that were available in this time of change.” – L.H.

“Very informative.” – T.E.

“Great information.” – J.V.

“The conference was very well organized and provided useful information.” – M.H.

“I am walking away with more knowledge of features and it will be very useful at the office.” – K.D.

“I enjoyed it very much; I was just sorry that I couldn’t attend every session.” – B.J.

“Awesome!” – D.W.

“I learned a lot more than I expected.” – C.M.

“The presentations were very helpful to me.” – L.H.

“Overall conference was very good; sessions informative and staff helpful.” – D.B.

“The flow of each session was very smooth.” – J.L.

“I enjoyed the conference tremendously; the staff is great.” – N.D.

Interested in attending the User Conference?

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