Simple is always better
The transformative power of simplicity happens when we free up time and facilitate community life on campus, when we focus on the most important thing: the students. Modernization, digital transformation and institutional harmonization thrive when we simplify.
Simplifying higher education does not require major changes in technology platforms, we just need to change our mentality.
Join us and discover why simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Questions about the Ellucian User Conference in October? Please contact Maria Torre at [email protected].
Innovative and passionate about technology, his life project is Todos Podemos Ayudar Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of people with disabilities through social innovation processes. Its goal is that people with disabilities do not depend on expensive equipment.
As part of his work, he has a project called "Ayudas para TODOS" where he shows teachers, parents and community leaders how to make low-cost devices so that, regardless of their situation, they can study, work, recreate and be an integral part of society.
In 2016 he was named social innovator of the year in Colombia by the MIT Technology Review Magazine.
Dr. Diana G. Oblinger
Dr. Diana G. Oblinger is President Emeritus of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association of 2,400 colleges, universities, and education organizations whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
Previously, Oblinger held positions in academia and business, including the University of North Carolina system, IBM, and Microsoft. She is known for her leadership in information technology, particularly its impact on enhancing learning and improving college readiness and completion. Oblinger has received outstanding teaching and research awards and holds three honorary degrees. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ellucian.
Certified by MIT for the application of Artificial Intelligence in business strategy, he is a driver of technological innovation. The process to get a user to experience the simplicity of a product is clear: a great deal of development and research.
As Manager of the Product Development at Ford Mexico, he explores the scope that Artificial Intelligence has within industries and how, through virtual simulation platforms, they can reduce effort and optimize the integration process for Systems Based on Smart Models.
In 2019 he was President of SAE Mexico (Society of Automotive Engineers), an organization that has served as a source of university students to bring the industry closer to higher education institutions.
Call For Proposals
LACUG is a truly interactive event and one of the key highlights is the opportunity to hear from Ellucian customers. We welcome your presentations and ideas.
Complete the online form with your details and synopsis — the deadline for submission is Friday, August 15.
LACUG is a free conference and is open to attendees of higher education institutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
If you are a commercial organization, we offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities. See "Exhibition" section further below.
Hotel and Travel
The conference will be held at the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun. Conference attendees will have preferential rate which includes accommodation and breakfast buffet at El Palmar restaurant.
Attendees should call the hotel’s reservation center at +52 998.848.7400 Ext. 7020, ask for Deysi Dzul and provide the code LACUG2019 when booking their rooms. The special rate will apply for 3 days prior to the event and 3 days after the event, depending on the hotel availability.
You can also make your reservation online and use the designated code.
Rooms are limited and we recommend booking your accommodation as soon as you can. Attendees are required to guarantee their room using a credit / debit card at the time of booking and will have until 2:00pm the day before the arrival to cancel the reservation. Any cancellations after this time will have a charge to be determined by the hotel. Payment will be requested upon arrival during check-in.
If you want to stay at other hotels, there are other options near the place of the event.
Event and Program
Conference at a glance
- Welcome Cocktail
- Opening session
- Success stories
- Networking dinner
- Closing session
LACUG is a great opportunity for you to network with your peers from across the sector. The program will include networking time for you to meet with new and existing connections from across the Ellucian community. We will also have coffee breaks and evening activities that will allow you to share and collaborate in a relaxed environment. Bring many business cards, you will need them.
Enjoy the dedicated free time to connect with Ellucian partners in the exhibition area. For more information on our sponsors and partners, please visit the sponsors and exhibitors list.
Join us for the welcome dinner on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a night of music, drinks and the refreshing Caribbean breeze on the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon. This will be an opportunity to relax and share a good time together as a community.
Do you want to sponsor this year’s Ellucian User Conference, LACUG?