MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 16, 2010 – Follett Software customers from across the globe will enjoy unparalleled access to the company's executives, product managers, technical support team members and education industry experts, and discover new ways to make their technology work more efficiently and effectively, when they convene next spring for the Follett Software 2011 User Conference.
Titled "A New Leaf in Learning," the information-packed User Conference will be held March 9-11, 2011, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. Early registration is open now.
"As we partner with districts and schools around the world, we believe it is important to not only provide educational solutions that help students succeed but also offer professional development and networking opportunities for educators, school librarians and administrators," said Tom Schenck, group president, Follett Technology Solutions and International Group. "Industry thought leaders will draw on real-world case studies to address today's most pressing topics in K-12 technology, while educators will learn and share ways to help make immediate impacts in their schools."
The User Conference is designed for superintendents and assistant superintendents, technology coordinators and directors, library media specialists and librarians, textbook coordinators and technicians, curriculum coordinators and teachers. Session topics will include data-driven decision making, curriculum and instruction, technology leadership, and library and resource management.
Don Tapscott, an international authority regarding the strategic impact of information technology on innovation, marketing and talent, will deliver the conference's keynote speech. Tapscott's newest book, "MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World" – the sequel to his 2007 groundbreaking book, "Wikinomics" – was published in September 2010. Tapscott also authored the best selling book, "Growing Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World," which explores how the Net Generation learns and works, and the power and influence they hold.
Early registration ($249/person) for the User Conference is available now through Dec. 10. The first 250 to register will receive a free copy of Tapscott's newest book. Advance registration ($349) will be available from Dec. 11 to Feb. 11, 2011.
Specially priced hotel accommodations for conference registrants are available through Feb. 7, 2011, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.
For more information, visit the User Conference page on Follett Software Company's web site – http://www.FollettSoftware.com/UserConf2011 – or call toll-free (800) 323-3397, extension 7357, or (815) 344-8700, extension 7357.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (www.FollettSoftware.com) is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America's school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today's digitally rich learning environment. Follett's digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today's collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.