2018 Conference Attendee Testimonials
"It was a wonderful conference. I learned something at every session I attended. The chateau was amazing, food was delicious and the scenery was breathtaking. Will definitely be attending the next one. Thanks to the committee for their dedication in making this a wonderful conference to attend."
"It was an awesome conference - location beautiful and the committee did an awesome job. Which it was a day longer so I could fit it all in."
"I thought the whole 3 days were excellent! Thank-you for a great conference!!"
"Thank you for all your hard work. I really appreciate the effort put into this conference. Your team is amazing!"
"It was great to have an opportunity to talk to other admins in other districts and see how they handle tasks in PowerSchool."
"I enjoyed the courses (and found that I got more out of them/learned more than I did at the last conference). I REALLY appreciated the Guided Walk - with all the sitting in courses and good food we were eating, it was very nice to go for a walk and get some fresh air!"
"The Pasi Courses and Marks Alerts was amazing. If she had had at least one more assistant, that would have been great as well. You guys truly do not get enough recognition and thanks!! Your team is truly amazing!! Thank you so very much for all that you do!"
"I realized we have a very supportive district. We call them and they help us! I am glad I came away with a few ideas that will help me in PS. I wish I had been encouraged to do a session outside - hiking or one of the other fun sessions. I thought I had to stick with all the workshops. I did enjoy the Conference for the most part - connecting with new people and enjoying the surrounding beauty was breathtaking. As I said I did get some take aways so I am happy with the overall experience. Thank you for all your hard work - it was well put together. "
"I liked this year's schedule - great format! "
"The conference is very well organized from the beginning to the end! Everyone, including the staff at Lake Louise, are always very helpful and super friendly. It was a nice mix of learning, relaxing and having some fun."
"I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS. It was my first time attending the conference and felt blessed. Not only did I get to learn a few things, the setting was truly outstanding and the food, I'm sure I gained weight (even with all my walking). Your committee deserves a huge pat on the back. I know these things don't just happen, there is so much planning involved. I hope you got to stick around and enjoy some well-deserved time off on the weekend!"
"I find the Round Table most informative as we get to discuss how other secretaries deal with things or add on's they have in Power School."
"Thank you for hosting a very informative and valuable event - it was very useful to everyday school life - "
"Thank you for letting us have a wellness session- especially in the middle of the long day of sessions. What a lovely chance to rejuvenate. This was a very well organized event- between the Conference Committee and the Hotel- how could anyone complain. Plus those prizes were out of sight! Thank you for being so upbeat and thinking of all the things to make this conference so great. I learned so much that will help me do my job better and more efficiently. "
"It was amazing! Kudos to the committee for your planning and hard work to put this together. This year, we booked an extra night to stay at the hotel and found it very useful to actually have the time and go through our notes, compare on the sessions we didn't attend together and prep things for our return to work and start implementing some of what we'd learned. "
"Very well organized! It was a great balance overall!"
"I think the conference was great. It is great to get out and network with others. Thanks for all the hard work that went into a great three days of learning."
"The conference was fantastic! Don't change a thing. Having the extra supper and keynote on Wednesday night was an excellent idea. I loved the wellness sessions too. I was glad we were allowed to pick 2. Thanks for all the hard work that goes in to something of this magnitude to make it so fun for all!"
"I found the entire conference to be top notch. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Keep it at Lake Louise!!"
"The conference was amazing, well organized and very informative."
"Comment - I am celiac, and it was wonderful that the staff was so very accommodating!"
"Really enjoyed the conference. The location is awesome!"
"It was excellent. Something for everyone. It would enhance the sessions if they were all hands on - helps to learn if we can navigate through the pages rather then just watching a presentation.
Maybe have 1 session on Wednesday night so Friday could be a sleep-in day or just more time to network.
Food was awesome! Loved the extra banquet on the check-in day rather then everyone trying to jam into a restaurant at the same time."
"The sessions I attended were excellent. Myself and three colleagues drove down together and we discussed some of the sessions on our way back that we had attended and it was interesting how we learned different things even though we had the same sessions. (the same sessions we attended were at different times) I actually learned a few more things on the drive home that I wasn't expecting."
"This was my first time attending this conference and I found it astounding. My experience was great right from my arrival to my departure. The only disappointment I had was that I was given no Wellness Session, and there were people I was talking to that received 2. Other that minor disappointment, I felt that I received what I was looking for and I hope to attend again in the next couple years. Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication to make this conference a huge success. "
"I loved that Jessica was able to come. She is a huge resource for AB and it was nice just to ask her questions. Even if one of the sessions was just any questions or help from Jessica on our special one off cases."
"Very well organized. Kudos to everyone involved. Great sessions, presenters, scenery and the food, WOW!"
"I would like to see more advance power school sessions. "
"For the tech check in, it may be helpful to have the instructions of what we needed to do on a board or paper with the login info etc so we could each log ourselves in and then get help if needed. There were quite a few people trying to get checked in which took a little while, which was fine, I just thought this may make things quicker/easier for attendees. "