Session Agenda

Hand-picked sessions and speakers mean you'll learn about the best strategies from those who know best.

72 hours. 30+ speakers. 100 sessions.

FinalsiteU brings together the brightest minds in school communications, marketing, admissions, advancement, and technology. You'll learn from the world’s best school professionals, in one place. Browse the agenda to see what's on the schedule for each day.

Tuesday, June 20


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Announcements
Announcements

Join us for some quick announcements before sessions begin!


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote
Keynote

Join us to kick off an awesome FinalsiteU! Finalsite's founder and CEO Jon Moser will share the latest product news from Finalsite, fresh insight into the future of edtech, and the benefits of having a healthy balance for your day-to-day life.


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Creating Giving Pages that Get Results
Creating Giving Pages that Get Results

Looking for new ways to make the most of today’s online tools to increase donations and alumni engagement? Join Senior Client Success Manager Kate Persons to learn how to tell a meaningful story that encourages visitors to come back to your website. You’ll leave with new tips for improving content, page structure, form length, and more.

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Step Up Your Design Game
Step Up Your Design Game

Step up your design game with Finalsite's Senior Designer Julianne Hamilton as she discusses where web design is going that could take your current website to the next level as well as what to consider if you're looking to redesign for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Boost School Event Engagement with Live Video Streaming
Boost School Event Engagement with Live Video Streaming

Join Will Gay, Director of Communications and Marketing at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, as he shares the impact that live video streaming has had in boosting school event engagement.

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Re-Imagining Admissions as a Learning Experience: Part One - The Ideas Behind the Story
Re-Imagining Admissions as a Learning Experience: Part One - The Ideas Behind the Story

Join David Willows in part one of his interactive workshop . During this session, you will be challenged you to re-imagine the future of school admissions, and encouraged to consider the impact this will have on your school’s website.

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Forms Manager and Forms Plus 
Forms Manager and Forms Plus 

From event sign-ups and fundraising, to gathering information on your community, learn how Forms Manager simplifies and streamlines data collection. 

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Improving Your Social Media Engagement with Finalsite Feeds
Improving Your Social Media Engagement with Finalsite Feeds

Want more website content with less effort? Finalsite Feeds, our innovative social media mash-up tool, might be the perfect fit!

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Interior Page Layout 101
Interior Page Layout 101

Get ready to beautify your website’s “mud room!”

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How Communications and Development Work Together to Raise Money
How Communications and Development Work Together to Raise Money

Join Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing and Communications at Georgetown Preparatory School, to learn how he works with his communications team to use the inbound marketing methodology to engage donors and ensure they have a fundraising pipeline that’s filled with informed alumni, parents, community partners and others

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IT Director's Guide to Finalsite Learn
IT Director's Guide to Finalsite Learn

Dig into the ins and outs of Learn with Lauren Barth, Chief Product Officer and Keegan Soncha, Support Education Coordinator, to learn how to get the most out of this tool at your school. You’ll learn about the features behind our innovative LMS and the best tips and tricks for your teachers.

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Curating Authentic Student Content and Creating Operations Systems at HPA
Curating Authentic Student Content and Creating Operations Systems at HPA

Join Hawai’i Preparatory Academy’s Aaron Schorn for a look at how you can build an amazing site by curating content from your own team of experts, including students and faculty.

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Learning Innovation and the Storytellers
Learning Innovation and the Storytellers

The way students learn and communicate is changing — but is your school?

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Posts: Blogs, News and Publications
Posts: Blogs, News and Publications

Get your community involved in and excited about creating content for your website with the new Posts module!

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

First Annual District Conference
Marketing Planning through the Customer Journey
Marketing Planning through the Customer Journey

This session will cover the concept of the ‘Customer Journey’ and how to break this journey down and use this approach to analyze and improve your marketing communications.

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Re-Imagining Admissions as a Learning Experience: Part Two - The Ideas in Practice
Re-Imagining Admissions as a Learning Experience: Part Two - The Ideas in Practice

Join David Willows in part two of his interactive workshop. This two-part interactive workshop will tell the story of what happened next, actively engage participants in some of the key issues, challenge you to re- imagine the future of school admissions, and encourage you to consider the impact this will have on your school’s website.

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eNotify Templates and Best Practices 
eNotify Templates and Best Practices 

Is better email marketing on your to-do list? Don’t miss this session!

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Building Alumni Engagement with Zurich International School
Building Alumni Engagement with Zurich International School

In this session, Michaela Seeger, Director of Community Relations of Zurich International School shares insight into how schools compete with universities on level of engagement, what tools to use to be successful, and some take-home tips to get you ready to implement your goals regardless of your budget or size of your team.

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Mapping Data Flow at Your School with Kinkaid School and Cardinal Gibbons High School
Mapping Data Flow at Your School with Kinkaid School and Cardinal Gibbons High School

Kinkaid School’s Director of Technology Vinnie Vrotny, and Cardinal Gibbons High School’s Director of Technology Lesley Coe will share how a data flow project at your school can help streamline the products you use and ways that Finalsite’s integrations and SSOs can improve both your families’ user experiences and your website’s data accuracy as well.

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Composer Basics
Composer Basics

Making your content stand-out is easy with our content management system, Composer.

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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Taking Video from Good to Great with HPA
Taking Video from Good to Great with HPA

Join Hawai’i Preparatory Academy’s Aaron Schorn to learn how he's built a sustainable video marketing strategy using an asset every school has: students.

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50 Things to Start, Stop, and Keep Doing (But Only Better) On Your Website
50 Things to Start, Stop, and Keep Doing (But Only Better) On Your Website

Your website is a constant work in progress — but are the updates you make helping or hurting engagement? Join Angelo Otterbein to learn which old practices and strategies could be harming engagement, new design trends and UI strategies to implement for optimal engagement, and timeless strategies that every school can implement immediately.

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? How to Tame the Admin Madness
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? How to Tame the Admin Madness

Having people to help you with your website is great! However, giving them all access to your whole site can be concerning and creates unnecessary headaches for your department.

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Strategies for Driving a Digitally Connected Advancement Office
Strategies for Driving a Digitally Connected Advancement Office

Rob DiMartino, one of Finalsite’s founding members and our Chief Evangelist, showcases how independent schools around the world share their mission on the web to drive participation, donations, and connections to schools.

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The All-New Resources Module!
The All-New Resources Module!

Come meet the All-New Resources Module! Think drag-and-drop, tagging and searching, renaming and moving files, all new UI/UX, intelligent handling of images and video, and more!

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Content Strategy 101 for Social Media
Content Strategy 101 for Social Media

Learn how to make the most of your social media presence in this strategy- packed session!

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Getting the Big 3 Talking:  Your SIS, LMS and CMS
Getting the Big 3 Talking: Your SIS, LMS and CMS

Is it possible to have different tools working together? Yes!

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Telling Your School’s Story With Video
Telling Your School’s Story With Video

Join Phil Goodman, Assistant Director of Communications at Brentwood Academy, as he shares unique ways to use video to create an emotional connection that leads to tuition payments.

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2016 State of the Enrollment Industry
2016 State of the Enrollment Industry

This presentation will compare how far (or not so far) the enrollment industry has advanced in the past three years.

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Essential Steps for Fundraising and Storytelling with Zurich International School
Essential Steps for Fundraising and Storytelling with Zurich International School

Learn how to involve your parent community to build a successful and sustainable fundraising program, how you can show donors the impact their donations are making on your school, and ways to highlight all that and more through storytelling with Michaela Seeger, Director of Community Relations of Zurich International School.

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Advanced Composer
Advanced Composer

Already mastered creating basic pages? Want to know more about all those settings in the elements?

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What's New with Integrations?
What's New with Integrations?

In this session, learn about Finalsite's new integration infrastructure, and how it will help Finalsite build better, more flexible integrations. Also learn about updates to our Integrations and SSO’s made over the past year and get a quick look into the future of what’s next!

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4:30 - 5:15 PM

One-On-One CSM Appointments
One-On-One CSM Appointments

Come meet one-on-one with your client success manager during these optional hands-on sessions at the end of the day!

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Wednesday, June 21


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Announcements
Announcements

Join us for some quick announcements before sessions begin!


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote
Keynote

Geoff Woods, Vice President of The ONE Thing, will teach you how the most successful people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health, and habits. Be a part of his inspirational keynote on Tuesday morning.


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

The One-Minute Message
The One-Minute Message

Harlan Warnack, Director of Communications and Development, and Nikki Puszcz, Communications and Marketing Manager at Maryvale Preparatory School successfully rebranded their online presence and were able to deliver a new message to their community through digital (including social), paid and earned media platforms. The result was a steady increase of new students, including boosting their enrollment numbers by 56 new students in three years. They'll be sharing the success of their rebranding experience and ways to redefine your school brand and message to elevate your school in a crowded marketplace.

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Centralizing Communication with Finalsite Learn
Centralizing Communication with Finalsite Learn

Did you know that schools use Finalsite Learn for clubs, activities, board members, athletics, and more?

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Integration and SSO Basics
Integration and SSO Basics

Finalsite integrates with many major Student Information Systems and provides an “open” API option to accommodate just about any other system.

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Case Study: #GiveKingTuesday
Case Study: #GiveKingTuesday

Vanessa Odenbach, Marketing Manager at the King School, shares the success of the school’s first #GivingTuesday campaign that raised $660K+ in 24 hours.

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Google Analytics for Beginners
Google Analytics for Beginners

Does website data make your head spin? Join Manager of Consulting Services Red Abbott to learn how to cut through the noise and create a roadmap for monthly check-ins on the stats that matter for your site.

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Podcasting Panel with FinalsiteFM Production Team and Geoff Woods
Podcasting Panel with FinalsiteFM Production Team and Geoff Woods

Thinking about starting a podcast? Join the FinalsiteFM production team alongside our guest speaker Geoff Woods to learn the strategies, tools, and platforms they use to make a podcast show a success.

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Mining A School’s History For Its Future
Mining A School’s History For Its Future

Where does your school’s future lie? The answer might be found in your school’s past.

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People: Groups, Constituent Manager, Directories
People: Groups, Constituent Manager, Directories

Come learn more about how to manage all that people data at your school.

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New Strategies for Engaging Young Alumni Online and In Person
New Strategies for Engaging Young Alumni Online and In Person

Have you been searching for new ways to engage with young alumni to improve your development strategy?

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Product Roadmap: Inbound Marketing Tools
Product Roadmap: Inbound Marketing Tools

Strengthen your inbound marketing strategy, and engage your prospective families using Finalsite’s new personalization feature.

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10 New Tips for Building and Growing Your Social Presence
10 New Tips for Building and Growing Your Social Presence

Feeling a little jealous of those schools who get 380 interactions on a post and you get…four?

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Content Marketing 101
Content Marketing 101

 

Want to grow your brand and spend less budget in 2017? Don’t miss this session.

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Social Advertising for Beginners
Social Advertising for Beginners

Social ads are quickly turning into a huge traffic-driver for schools, and you need to be on board. In this session, Red Abbott, Manager of Consulting Services, shares some social ad 101 strategies.

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Encore Session: Composer Basics
Encore Session: Composer Basics

Making your content stand out is easy with our content management system, Composer. 

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New Ways to Fundraise (And Friendraise!) with Georgetown Prep
New Ways to Fundraise (And Friendraise!) with Georgetown Prep

Learn how schools like Georgetown Prep are harnessing the power of social media and mobile devices to connect with donors and boost donations in concert with Finalsite tools and features. From crowdfunding and text donations to days of giving and competitions with rivals to get donors in the giving spirit, this example-packed session will inspire you to try to ways to fundraise in the coming fiscal year.

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Keeping Up with Current Trends and Changes
Keeping Up with Current Trends and Changes

Finalsite Founder and CEO Jon Moser shares how your school can keep up with changes in education with tips on current trends and those coming your way, including the need for your school to perform a SWOT analysis, how wearables are changing everything in and out of the classroom, the new sustainability that schools should be thinking about, updates to the “flipped classroom” concept, and much more.

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Encore Session: eNotify Templates and Best Practices 
Encore Session: eNotify Templates and Best Practices 

Is better email marketing on your to-do list? Don’t miss this session!

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How to Weave Video Into Your Website with Landon School
How to Weave Video Into Your Website with Landon School

Video has become an innovative tool for schools to not only showcase their unique stories, but to provide a new way to engage with audiences online.

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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Creating a Culture for Change
Creating a Culture for Change

Research shows that a deliberate change management strategy is one of the most significant factors in determining the success of an initiative.

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Calendar Manager
Calendar Manager

The events at your school bring your community together. Often there are so many events going on at the same time it is hard to keep them under control!

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Finalsite Learn and Group Spaces
Finalsite Learn and Group Spaces

Learn tips and tricks for making the most out of your Group Spaces.

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How to Get More Donations and Inquiries with Better Landing Pages
How to Get More Donations and Inquiries with Better Landing Pages

Kiss those long SIS forms good-bye, and say hello to high conversion rates this year with new, effective strategies for increasing inquiries, donations, email list subscriptions, and more.

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Finalsite Apply
Finalsite Apply

Creating a simple and personal admissions process is key to filling seats. Get an inside look at how Apply saves schools time and money, while offering an innovative tool for front-end applicants and back-end staff.

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Working with Technology from a Communications Perspective with Gilman School and Cardinal Gibbons High School
Working with Technology from a Communications Perspective with Gilman School and Cardinal Gibbons High School

Yes, it is possible for two completely different departments to work together to accomplish similar goals.

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Benefits of Moving from Page Manager to Composer
Benefits of Moving from Page Manager to Composer

Looking to get more buy-in for a website redesign? Check out this newly added session with our Chief Innovation Officer Angelo Otterbein and Senior Client Success Manager Meredith Kaplan to hear best practices on how to officially move from one CMS to another.

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Managing a Successful Deployment Project
Managing a Successful Deployment Project

There are many important steps to managing a successful deployment project, from detailed conversations to quality assurance reviews before making a site live.

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Registration Manager
Registration Manager

Trying to organize all of the information for a large event? Need to sell tickets for the annual spring musical?

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So, You're the New Webmaster
So, You're the New Webmaster

Are you new to a current Finalsite school and not sure where to begin?

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Encore Session: Posts: Blogs, News and Publications 
Encore Session: Posts: Blogs, News and Publications 

Get your community involved in and excited about creating content for your website with the new Posts module!

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Looking to Redesign? 10 Tips to Get Started, Finish on Time and Within Your Budget
Looking to Redesign? 10 Tips to Get Started, Finish on Time and Within Your Budget

This session brings together three D.C. area schools as they share the process for preparing and implementing a redesign of their websites with Finalsite.

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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

One-On-One CSM Appointments
One-On-One CSM Appointments

Come meet one-on-one with your client success manager during these optional hands-on sessions at the end of the day!

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Thursday, June 22


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

LMS: Inside look with St. Paul's School
LMS: Inside look with St. Paul's School

Join Jennifer Schneider, Director of Technology at St. Paul’s School, to explore how you can engage your constituents and improve communication at your school with Finalsite Learn.

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Pay-per-Click Advertising for Schools
Pay-per-Click Advertising for Schools

Learn how Pay-Per-Click (PPC) is becoming a tool schools are using to reach more audiences in search and grow direct traffic to their websites with Manager of Consulting Services Red Abbott.

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Transformation through Training
Transformation through Training

Finalsite offers excellent webinars and remote support, but did you know we also offer on-site training?

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How To Streamline Communications with Your Parents' Association
How To Streamline Communications with Your Parents' Association

Hear from Shannon Drosky and Natalie Pruett of Charlotte Country Day School about their close partnership with their Parents’ Association.

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Showing Your Value with Tuition Pages that Convert
Showing Your Value with Tuition Pages that Convert

Your tuition page is one of your top-hit website pages...so are you make the most of that real estate?

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Getting Started with Posts for Blogs and News
Getting Started with Posts for Blogs and News

Feeling excited about the new Posts module yet? We sure hope so! We’ll show you how to get started with Posts module, and share best practices for blogs and news.

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

How to Make Your Plans More Strategic
How to Make Your Plans More Strategic

Learn how and why schools can (and should) take a different approach to strategy – one that explicitly takes into consideration the points of view of their key constituents.

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eNotify: Crafting The Perfect Parent Communication Newsletter with Avon Old Farms
eNotify: Crafting The Perfect Parent Communication Newsletter with Avon Old Farms

Finalsite’s eNotify has become a necessity for many schools’ marketing efforts, but are you using this updated tool to the fullest?

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Encore Session: Advanced Composer
Encore Session: Advanced Composer

Already mastered creating basic pages? Want to know more about all those settings in the elements? In this session, we will cover tips and tricks to get the most out of Composer.

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Launch a New Website Without a Communications/Marketing Person: Cardinal Gibbons Story
Launch a New Website Without a Communications/Marketing Person: Cardinal Gibbons Story

Lesley Coe, Director of Technology at Cardinal Gibbons High School, shares her own personal experience of what it was like to launch a new website without a communications or marketing person. You’ll learn how she was able to recruit the help of other departments when redesigned their website, tips for collaboration, and more.

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Kick Start Your Remarketing Strategy with the King School
Kick Start Your Remarketing Strategy with the King School

Vanessa Odenbach, Marketing Manager of King School, shares her own tips for kicking off your school’s search and traditional remarketing strategy from her experience with Finalsite experts.

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Encore Session: Finalsite Apply
Encore Session: Finalsite Apply

Creating a simple and personal admissions process is key to filling seats. Get an inside look at how Apply saves schools time and money, while offering an innovative tool for front-end applicants and back-end staff.

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Small Shop Survival: A Real World Guide to Sanity
Small Shop Survival: A Real World Guide to Sanity

Join Bethany Silvestri, Director of Communications at Woodland School, and Finalsite’s Client Success Manager Sam Lipscomb as they share what really goes into anindy-school-one-person-marketing-department with tips and strategies to tame the madness of the small shop.

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Composer: Best Practices with Cardinal Gibbons High School
Composer: Best Practices with Cardinal Gibbons High School

Lesley Coe, Director of Technology at Cardinal Gibbons High School, was excited to share the school’s newly redesigned website this spring at one of our web strategy workshops. She will be sharing some new insight into how she and her team are using the Composer platform since the redesign with some of their own best practices!

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New Newsletter Trends: A Look at What's Next
New Newsletter Trends: A Look at What's Next

Join Chris Palombi from St. Mary’s Ryken to learn how to craft visually appealing, informative newsletters that your constituents want to read.

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Keyword Research for Organic Search and Search Advertising
Keyword Research for Organic Search and Search Advertising

What are prospective families searching for to find your school?

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How to Reach your Target Audience Your Homepage and Landing Pages
How to Reach your Target Audience Your Homepage and Landing Pages

All schools wants to make a good first impression when a prospective student or parent goes to your website — but that is no easy feat!

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Q&A with the Product Team
Q&A with the Product Team

Come meet Finalsite’s product team, hear about what we’ll be working on in the second half of the year, and share your great product ideas!

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Redesign Roundtable with The Woods Academy and Lawrence School
Redesign Roundtable with The Woods Academy and Lawrence School

Are you on the fence about redesigning and just not sure where to start? Are you curious to see how other schools tackle their website redesign?

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Mastering Finalsite Apply
Mastering Finalsite Apply

Already a pro at Finalsite Apply and looking for new ways to master your skills in the product? You don't want to miss this session!

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Content Marketing Case Study with Stuart Country Day School
Content Marketing Case Study with Stuart Country Day School

When your school is located in a highly-competitive market, you need to do something that really sets you apart. For Stuart Country Day School, a free conference that brought more than 900 attendees to their campus was just the trick.

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Encore Session: The All-New Resources Module
Encore Session: The All-New Resources Module

Come meet the All-New Resources Module! Think drag-and-drop, tagging and searching, renaming and moving files, all new UI/UX, intelligent handling of images and video, and more!

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All About SEO
All About SEO

Success in search engine results is an important component of your site’s ability to generate new connections. But, securing visibility for high-value searches and then compelling clicks on your site among many is challenging.

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Athletics Manager with St. Mary's Ryken High School
Athletics Manager with St. Mary's Ryken High School

Chris Palombi, Webmaster and Ice Hockey Head Coach at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, will share his best practices to using Athletics Manager. He will go into how he shares information on practices for students and parents, how he’s pulling in other modules like eNotify and Calendar Manager to send out details on events, and how he implementing an entirely new branding for their athletics page. We’ll also take a look at how you can improve and optimize how you are handling your athletics pages!

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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

New Site Search
New Site Search

Learn about Finalsite’s New Site Search feature in Composer. You’ll learn from Product Manager Dan Bonville about underlying technology and how we use it to index your data and provide better results.

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Posts: Best Practices with Sidwell Friends School
Posts: Best Practices with Sidwell Friends School

Sidwell Friends was one of the first schools to use Posts so extensively in place of News Manager over the past few months.

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Getting Website Redesign Buy-In
Getting Website Redesign Buy-In

Is it time for a website redesign but your admin team isn’t convinced?

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The Power of Guest Blogs with Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
The Power of Guest Blogs with Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School’s Director of Marketing and Communications Laurie Ehrlich, and Marketing Communications Manager Kim Dudash share the success of their school guest blogs. You’ll learn how they’ve recruited students, faculty, and staff to engage with their online community.

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Inbound Marketing Workflow: When, Why and How to Get Started
Inbound Marketing Workflow: When, Why and How to Get Started

If you’re feeling confused by all the buzz around inbound marketing, you do not want to miss this session!

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eNotify: List Management and Best Practices
eNotify: List Management and Best Practices

Personalized, targeted email messages are they key to your digital marketing success. In this session, you’ll learn how to improve communications with parents, students, and alumni simple and fast with dynamic mailing lists. Also, take a look at how email design and content selections can impact open rates and other performance measurements.

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

State of Website and Data Integration
State of Website and Data Integration

Bill Stites, Director of Technology at Montclair Kimberley Academy, and Finalsite’s Senior Client Success Manager Anthony Tata discuss how data integration is impacting websites and what this means for schools.

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Social Media and Feeds: Inside Look With Choate Rosemary Hall
Social Media and Feeds: Inside Look With Choate Rosemary Hall

Finalsite’s new Feeds feature has become very popular with schools because it helps bring social interaction to life on their website.

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How to Write Copy for Maximum Search Visibility
How to Write Copy for Maximum Search Visibility

So maybe you’ve done keyword research and understand what searches have enough volume to matter to you. Now what? In this session, our SEO/PPC Consultant, Carl Kreger, walks you through the ways you can incorporate this knowledge into your copywriting practices to improve your site’s ability to rank well for those searches.

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Finalsite Apply for Admissions
Finalsite Apply for Admissions

Join Immaculate High School’s Director of Admissions Tom Burns and Finalsite’s Ryan Nolan as they discuss how admissions professionals can keep their school’s workflow organized with Apply’s secure, paperless solution. They will delve into key features, explore recent examples and leave plenty of time for your questions.

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Preparing Your Website for Inbound Marketing
Preparing Your Website for Inbound Marketing

Your school’s website is the center of your inbound marketing strategy — so what do you need to do to get off the ground running (fast)?

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LMS with Gradebook and Attendance
LMS with Gradebook and Attendance

Learn how to make the most out of the LMS with the addition of our Gradebook and Attendance features.

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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

One-On-One CSM Appointments
One-On-One CSM Appointments

Come meet one-on-one with your client success manager during these optional hands-on sessions at the end of the day!

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Partner Sessions

Partner Sessions During FinalsiteU

Senior Systems and Finalsite Integration:  The Best of Both Worlds

Senior Systems has been providing administrative database solutions to Independent Schools for 25 years.  Based on client demand, we have been providing api integration with Finalsite for over 9 years now.  Come to this session to join us for:

  • A review of the specific touch points between Senior Systems and Finalsite
  • A live example of the integration between Finalsite and Ascendance (our legacy product)
  • A live example of the integration between Finalsite and Radius (our next generation product)
Vidigami: Making the Most Out of Your School Photos

Public and Private Sharing made Easy with Vidigami

Photos are integral to how we communicate, learn and teach, and today, the need for photo management in schools has never been more apparent. From collection, organization and discovery to managing privacy and security; consider how these key elements come together to transform your photos into valuable assets that can empower every department within your school. Joined by Elizabeth Gouldman, Director of Digital Media and Databases at Holton-Arms School (Maryland), we’ll share how Vidigami is bringing schools the best of both private and public sharing via Slideshows. See how you can use this feature to easily broadcast content to social media platforms, integrate into email newsletters and embed content in Finalsite Composer. Now, so much more can be done with your school’s archive of crowdsourced photos.

Veracross and Finalsite Integration for Success

When it comes to choosing technology and the business critical software for your school and constituents, you need the best tools for the job. Join Veracross in their exclusive session to view and discuss how the automated, API-driven integration between Veracross and Finalsite are fundamental tools that give your school the ability to provide your constituents with the experience you want for them.

During the session we'll cover:

  • The Veracross Platform and API
  • The Integration End Points
  • Nuts and Bolts (how the integration actually works)
Magnus Health: Do Paper Forms Slow Down Your Emergency Response at School?

Storing health records in binders can be a huge inconvenience and a threat to student safety. What if an athlete gets hurt during baseball practice and the coach needs quick access to the student’s emergency information? Usually, they would have to visit the nurse who has to sift through hundreds of folders to find the right document. When minutes matter, your health and athletic staff should have student vital health records at their fingertips! Join Brian Biddulph-Krentar, the CEO of Magnus Health, to learn how your school’s health form collection process impacts your staff’s emergency preparedness. Schools nationwide that have switched to digital form management have instant student record access on and off campus.  

Are your Summer and Auxiliary Programs Getting the Most From Their Registration and Management Software?

Join Josh Bradshaw, Business Development of CampBrain for 8+ years, as he shares the three keys to managing your programs successfully: offering your parents a professional and intuitive registration experience, providing your business office with detailed financial reporting and having one software tool that makes it simple to manage multiple programs (i.e. Academic and sports camps, After school Programs).  Does your software do all this? This session breakdown the best practices for optimizing the management of your after-school and summer programs and unlock your success! Josh will bring insight from his own background of assisting and supporting camps over the years, having had roles in tech support, online registration and now in sales.

Integration from Blackbaud’s “ON” Products to Finalsite’s Web Platform

Join Peter Baron, K-12 Partner Manager, Blackbaud, and Rob DiMartino, Chief Evangelist, Finalsite, for a deep dive into the Blackbaud/Finalsite partnership. See how Blackbaud's "ON" Products, specifically onCampus (LMS) & onRecord (SIS), make it easy for parents, student and teachers to stay connected and learn how the integration allows data to flow from the "ON" Products to Finalsite Composer. Walk away with a clear understanding of how our partnership can help schools achieve improved digital marketing and communications efforts and earn rave reviews from the school community!

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