2018 User Conference

2018 ASPEN User Conference July 17th-19th

**New** — Managerial, Advanced Topics and Networking focus

Take this opportunity to step back from the day to day and think strategically about your business.

 

 

The 7th annual ASPEN User Conference is for Department Managers, General Managers, CFOs, Controllers and Dealer Principals. At the ASPEN User Conference, you’ll gain industry insights, learn management strategies and tools to grow your business. The content is very metrics-driven, helping you identify key performance indicators, how to find them using ASPEN and what you can do to move in the right direction. 

Get more information on who should attend and what they will learn.

 

Save on User Conference Registration

20% Early Bird discount extended June 15th!
10% Multiple attendee discounts available (see registration form for schedule and pricing)

 

Conference Details



Download the full conference schedule.

For detailed information on each track, please download the course description document.

Be sure to visit the ASPEN Lab - open 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM every day during the conference.
This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $149/night. Please use the link above to book your room, or call the Sheraton directly at 800-325-3535 and ask for the ASPEN User Conference rate.

Hotel accommodations include complimentary breakfast, on-site fitness center, outdoor pool, 24/7 business center, and free shuttle to multiple dining and shopping opportunities! For more information, visit the Sheraton DTC website.

The Sheraton Denver Tech Center address:
7007 S. Clinton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Directions and transportation information
From Denver International Airport:
Exit DIA on Pena Blvd to I-70 W. Take I-70 W to I-225 S. Take I-225 S to I-25 S. Take the East Dry Creek Road Exit and then turn left onto South Clinton Street. The hotel is 4 blocks down on the left.
o Distance from Hotel: 29 mi.
o Drive Time: 40 min.

The light rail has a line that goes directly to and from DIA! Fare is $9 each way from Denver’s Union Station and then you can transfer to another train to take you to the Arapahoe station. o For more information go to: http://www.rtd-denver.com/a-line.shtml

Hotel Shuttle
Complimentary shuttle is available within a 5-mile radius of the hotel and can be coordinated through guest services.
Taxi cabs can be called for guests that may want to do their own exploring outside of the 5-mile radius. Uber and Lyft are two ride-share services that are utilized in the area and can be accessed through downloading their mobile apps from your phone’s app store (these are NOT associated with Charter or the Sheraton DTC).


FAQ’s BEFORE THE CONFERENCE

Who can I call if I have questions prior to the User Conference?
Call Barb Harwell at (303) 932-6875, ext. 200

What meals are included with the conference?
Breakfast is complimentary daily and lunch is included daily (for attendees only). There will also be a complimentary networking reception on the back patio of the Sheraton on Tuesday night from 6 – 9 pm (for attendees only).

Do you have more information about the classes?
Sure! Download a copy of the class schedule and course descriptions.

Tell me more about the ASPEN Lab
The Lab is a good place to practice using ASPEN and the Customer Portal and get one-on-one instruction. Trainers are on hand to answer your questions. The Aspen lab will be available during the entire conference and you can come anytime without an appointment.

What are the Roundtables and Panel discussions?
Wednesday is dedicated to 8 different roundtable discussions. See the class schedule for Roundtable topics. Write your ideas for discussion topics on the foam boards in the Lab. Tuesday and Thursday are for panel discussions in the classroom (topics include: Parts, Accounting, Service, Sales and Rental).


FAQ’s DURING THE CONFERENCE

Who can I call if I have questions during the User Conference?
Signs will be posted in the Registration area with a phone number.

How do I print my boarding pass?
In the Lab, we have a printer you are welcome to use.

How can I get in touch with other attendees?
Your binder will include a list of attendees with contact information.
The ASPEN User conference is designed for Department Managers, CFOs, Controllers, General Managers and Dealer Principals looking for advanced management training and information about how to use ASPEN data to drive better business decisions. It's a great opportunity to connect management objectives with ASPEN functionality, hear from industry experts and meet your peers.

The content is very metrics-driven, helping you identify key performance indicators, how to find them using ASPEN and what you can do to move in the right direction. At the ASPEN User Conference, you’ll gain industry insights, learn management strategies and tools to grow your business.

Why you should attend the ASPEN User Conference

Learn from Experts
Choose from 20 classes and 12 panel & roundtable discussions
Meet your peers
Make connections with others in your industry at the Tuesday evening networking event, during panel discussions and roundtables.
Get your ASPEN questions answered by experts in the ASPEN Lab (open all day, everyday)
Get new ideas

Industry experts Charter Software President/CEO Anne Salemo and Bob Clements of
Bob Clements International share their insights

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2018 ASPEN User Conference!

Questions?  Call 303-932-6875 ext. 200