TopSchool User Forum:

A Collaborative Customer Event

TopSchool User Forum

Tuesday, Sep. 25th 2012 at 5pm to Thursday, Sep. 27th 2012 at 12pm

7800 East Tufts Avenue

Denver, CO

Changing Landscapes Demand Continuous Innovation

TopSchool is hosting a two-day event dedicated to educating clients on today’s biggest issues, driving the direction of our product and providing a platform for users to network and learn best practices from other TopSchool users and our staff.

Schedule of Events*

September 25, 2012


12:00 - 5:00pm Arrivals

1:00 - 2:30pm Hands-on Training: Academic Operations

3:00 - 4:30pm Hands-on Training: Report Builder and Quick Query

5:00 - 7:00pm Welcome Reception

September 26, 2012
Day 1

8:30 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15am Welcoming Remarks

9:15am - 10:15am Keynote: Competitive Advantage, Business Models and Digital Higher Education

10:15 -10:30am Break

10:30 - 11:00am TopSchool State-of-the-Company

11:00 - 11:30am TopSchool State-of-the-Product

11:30am - 12:00pm Working Effectively with TopSchool

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm The Future of the TopSchool System: An Opportunity for Client Feedback

2:00 - 2:30pm Break

2:30 - 3:30pm Managing Your TopSchool Configuration

2:30 - 3:30pm Effectively Training Your Staff to Use TopSchool

3:30 - 3:45pm Break

3:45 - 4:45pm Maximizing Admissions to Drive Starts

3:45 - 4:45pm Managing Academics Efficiently and Effectively

4:45 - 6:00pm Break

6:00 - 9:00pm Group Dinner Event

September 27, 2012
Day 2

8:00 - 8:30am Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30am Best Practices in Reporting

9:30 - 10:30am Gainful Employment and Compliance: What's on the Horizon

10:30 - 10:45am Break

10:45 - 11:45am Next Generation Financial Aid Management

11:45am - 12:00pm Closing Remarks

*TopSchool reserves the right to modify or change this schedule.

Keynote Address: Competitive Advantage, Business Models and Digital Higher Education

The shift to digital technology and media in higher education is slowly reconfiguring competitive dynamics in the sector. Dr. Keith Hampson will discuss how the design and organization of traditional higher education places significant limitations on these types of institutions to leverage technology, weakening their historical advantages. New business models – designed expressly for the digital format – are emerging that will drive down costs, improve quality, and offer new ways to establish competitive advantage.

Dr. Keith Hampson is a well-known analyst, writer and consultant for digital higher education. A former university faculty member, Keith later served as Director, Digital Education Strategies at Ryerson University. His blog, Higher Education Management, is read by influential professionals worldwide. Keith now consults for great organizations such as Bertelsmann AG, the Ontario Online Institute, Pearson Education, Flat World Knowledge, MySpark Technologies, Contact North, Canadore College, and the University of Toronto.

Reserve your Hotel Room.

Secure a room for $145/night + applicable fees at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center.