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.

Emphasys Users Connect 2018, our annual educational user conference, will be in Orlando, Florida at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. The conference dates are November 4-8, 2018.

This conference, presented in conjunction with ENUG, Emphasys’ independent PHA user group, offers PHA users information-packed sessions on topics like best practices, HUD trends, database management, reporting, software training and demonstrations. It also includes ENUG’s business activities.

CONFERENCE AGENDA AVAILABLE HERE! (.pdf)

MAIN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 4, 2018

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Registration and Information Center Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Session and Welcome
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dinner and entertainment courtesy of Emphasys

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Information Center Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Information Center Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
Main conference ends

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Due to their popularity, we’re once again going to offer Elite training at the hotel right after the 2018 main conference. Get even more out of your conference experience by taking advantage of our Post Conference Workshops where you can dig deeper on great topics with our knowledge experts.

Sign up for these post conference training sessions when you register for
Emphasys Users Connect 2018…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Information Center Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshop Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Multifamily – What’s new with Elite Multifamily?

November 8, 2018  |  Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace  |  $199 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This full day session is for attendees who need to get caught up on all the enhancements and changes Emphasys has made to the Elite Multifamily software over the past 12 months. We’ll review the product overall and share all the ways Multifamily can help streamline your PHA’s processes. We’ll also discuss best practices and show you how to improve the steps you are currently using with the product, including how the new features can work to benefit your organization.

Tax Credits – How do I Manage my Tax Credit Programs?

November 8, 2018  |  Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace  |  $199 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This full day session is for attendees who are looking for extra Tax Credit training and would like to know about the different options available for managing their tax credit programs. We’ll walk you through the process and help you understand what particular setups are necessary in order to address your PHA’s tax credit needs, regardless of state. We’ll also show you how to handle multi-subsidy layers, we’ll discuss different set asides by units, and share tips on how your HCV program works with tax credits.

RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) – Implementing RAD at Your PHA

November 8, 2018  |  Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace  |  $99 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This half day session is for attendees who are contemplating implementing RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) at their PHA and would like to know what’s involved and how the process works. In this session we’ll review what Emphasys has done to assist multiple PHAs with their RAD programs and we’ll discuss how you can implement it at your organization. We’ll cover changes to the program and present the steps and best practices necessary for your agency to successfully move a RAD project forward.

RAR (Reasonable Accommodation Requests) – How Best to Use Elite RAR

November 8, 2018  |  Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace  |  $99 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This half day session is for attendees who would like to learn about the processes and enhancements associated with using the Elite Reasonable Accommodation Requests software. In this session we’ll discuss the system’s setups, as well as its features and workflow. We’ll also show you how to create an effective process that will benefit your organization and we’ll discuss best practices for using the software to manage Reasonable Accommodation Requests.

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace 1900 E Buena Vista Drive | Lake Buena Vista | FL | 328302

We are pleased to welcome Users Connect attendees to the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel. The Hilton is in close proximity to all the Disney magic and an easy walk to Disney Springs™.

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Room Rate
$199 per night plus tax
For those who wish to extend their stay in Orlando, this special rate is being offered three days before and after the event subject to availability.
Cut-off Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Please book your lodging by this date to reserve space in our room block and to receive our specially negotiated rate.
Booking Online
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49572683
To book your Hilton hotel room online, click the link above.
Booking Via Telephone
(855) 757-4984
To book your Hilton hotel room via telephone, call the number and mention room block “2018 Emphasys Users Connect”.


DISNEY THEME PARK TICKETS

http://www.mydisneygroup.com/euc18
As an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel, attendees have access to advance purchase savings on specially priced Disney Theme Park tickets. Please visit the link above to view ticket options and pricing.

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

November 4-8, 2018

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
1900 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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$795

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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

-Breakfasts

-Breaks

-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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