Conference Information

Welcome from the Software and Service User Group, Inc.

We are preparing for the upcoming October 19 & 20, 2015 semi-annual Software and Service User Group Conference supporting Skyward customers at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The agenda and registration is available to the right.

News from the spring (April 2015) conference:

  • New attendee session - Sunday at 3:30 p.m. – NO ADDITIONAL COST

Are you attending the Software & Service User Group Conference for the first time?  Or, are you a relatively new Skyward Software user that has some questions on what sessions to attend? Then this is the session for you!  Steering Committee members will present a brief summary on the history of our group, the intent of the conference, and answer your questions. If you want to attend this session, please select "Yes" during the registration process.


  • Hands on Sessions for Finance/Human Resources – Bring your own device to the DIY workshop and apply what was learned in the presentation session. Please make sure you are able to connect to your district’s database prior to the session and that you have the appropriate security to use the program.


  • Student Track Sessions:  We have added student tracks to help you pick your sessions. There are 5 tracks for the first day: Food Service, Health, Basic/New User, Advanced, and Scheduling.  The basic/New User, Advanced, and Scheduling tracks will continue into day two.


  • State Presentations – Employee Trust Funds - WI Retirement; Associated Finance Group - Affordable Care Act; & Department of Public Instruction - (WSLS/ISES, CWCS, PI1202, CTEERS, PI1505 Annual, State reporting, CRDC, WISEid, WISE Data)

All users must register online – one user per registration – and are required to pick a topic for each session when they register.

Registration Fees:

Both Days



Last day

Early Bird










An additional $50 per person will be charged if not paid by the conference.

Click the Registration link to begin registering: 


The preliminary agenda and brief Session Descriptions and other handouts can be found on the right under Conference Material.  The more detailed session descriptions with tutorials will be posted closer to the conference.  Registration ends .

Lodging:  A block of rooms have been reserved at the Kalahari for the conference at a reduced rate.  Please call Reservations at 1-877-525-2427 before September 18th, 2015.  Use booking ID # 9014 when making your reservations and tell them you are attending the Software and Service User Group Conference.   Call for your reservations early as there are a limited number of rooms, especially for extended stay.

Don’t wait – Register today!  It’s a great place to learn about Skyward’s new and improved features, become more efficient with its use, and network with fellow Skyward users.  What a fantastic opportunity to be in one place with so many people who have so much in common!

See you there!

Jackie Schreiber

President, Software and Service User Group, Inc.

Conference Material



Session Descriptions

Sales & Use Tax Information for Schools

Conference Survey

Kalahari Map

Other Resources


W9 Tax Exempt Form

Vendor Presentations