Ellucian User Conference 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean User Group
24-25 October 2019 | Cancun, Mexico
The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

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].


Why attend?

At LACUG 2019, you will discover ways to:

  • Gain the collective insight of our customers and the sharing of information and best practices
  • Prepare for a new era of integrated, personalized data-driven experiences
  • Unlock your data to improve decision making, increase performance and spur student success
  • Plan for the adoption of new cloud applications
  • Learn how your colleagues in the field are innovating and problem-solving

Who will be there?

At LACUG 2019 we will welcome guests from institutions across the LAC region. Attendees include:

  • Ellucian customers
  • Employees of other invited higher education and vocational institutions
  • Third-party exhibitors
  • Industry analysts
  • Speakers and special guests

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

Hotel Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

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

October 23

  • Welcome Cocktail

October 24

  • Opening session
  • Lunch
  • Success stories
  • Networking dinner

October 25

  • Workshops
  • Closing session
  • Lunch


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.

Exhibition area

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.

Welcome Dinner

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?

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