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A Destiny Solutions community – where ideas, people and possibilities flourish!

June 21 – 23, 2017 | Toronto, ON

Destiny Solutions’ GROW! is a three-day user conference that brings together our client community to share deep-domain expertise, insights, and best practices about Destiny One and how it is evolving. Filled with networking opportunities and sessions led by Destiny Solutions staff and users, you will be able gain insights from every angle. For an overview of what to expect at the conference click here.

This year’s user conference is all about World-Class Customer Engagement with Learners. It will look at how you can leverage Destiny One to engage your learners at every stage of their lifecycle.

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Why Attend?

  • Hear from your peers and learn how other institutions are using Destiny One
  • Discover new features in Destiny One and learn exactly how they will help your institution
  • Explore Toronto and enjoy some of the world’s best restaurants, shopping and neighborhoods
  • Engage in open conversations with Destiny product experts and network with other users
  • Get the edge on how to connect with your learners at every level
  • Get another stamp on your passport

Keynote Speakers

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 9.26.11 AM Marilynn Booth
Dean Emeritus,
University of Toronto,
School of Continuing Studies

In-depth look at the building blocks of impact in lifelong learning – including the systems by which it is designed,
delivered and managed – and shows how a student-centric strategy can leverage innovative thinking to extend that impact even further.

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 9.26.23 AM Susan M. Kryczka, Ed.D.
Principal Consultant,
Elevate Higher Ed

Is an OPM partner the right choice for you? Analysis into the world of Online Program Management(OPM) companies – providers of the development and support services that assist institution with online learning offerings.

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 9.26.33 AM Amrit Ahluwalia
Managing Editor,
The EvoLLLution

Explore the Five Key Trends to Track in Higher Education – Keep your finger on the pulse of the higher education industry and get insights into five key trends that are transforming the market for non-traditional divisions.

Location & Hotel

Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON
M5H 2M9 Canada

BOOK A ROOM

The 2017 GROW! Conference will be located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the newly renovated Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Sheraton Centre is located minutes from shopping, theaters, and museums.

A select number of rooms are available at a special rate at the Sheraton Centre Toronto for GROW! attendees.

Explore Toronto’s culture, and learn about what to do during your stay.

How to Register

Pricing

  • Early bird: $599 USD (until April 15, 2017)
  • Full registration: $749 USD

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Get Your Passports Ready

Travelling to Canada from the USA requires a passport, please make sure you plan ahead of time because getting/renewing passports can take a few weeks.

Click here for more information on getting your passport!

Here is a sample of what is to come at this year’s conference. Stay tuned for more details and timings.

The conference begins Wednesday, June 21st at 9am and finishes Friday, June 23rd at 12pm.
Click on each event to get more details.


  Business Stream  

  Technology Stream  

  Deep Dive Training  

  Destiny Talks  

  Keynote Session  

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WEDNESDAY
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BREAKFAST
Check-in, network and enjoy breakfast as everyone congregates for the beginning of the conference
LOCATION:
Lobby

Check-in, network and enjoy breakfast as everyone congregates for the beginning of the conference

WELCOME
LOCATION:
Provincial North

CREATING COMPELLING REGISTRATION SITES FOR CONFERENCES
Learn how to use the functionality of the conference manager module to create complex registration sites in this interactive session on branding and learner experience.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Learn how to use the functionality of the conference manager module to create complex registration sites in this interactive session on branding and learner experience.

CRM INTEGRATION
Take a detailed walk through the Destiny One Salesforce integration architecture and the steps necessary to implement this within your organization.
LOCATION:
Provincial South

Take a detailed walk through the Destiny One Salesforce integration architecture and the steps necessary to implement this within your organization.

FINANCE DEEP DIVE
Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices.
LOCATION
Kentworth

Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices.

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION
Lobby

Meet, interact and learn.

LEVERAGING DATA & DASHBOARDS TO MAKE DECISIONS
Uncover best practices for data collection and explore how to collect organizational data on learners, enrollments, financials, instructors, and facilities. You will learn how to turn your data into actionable intelligence.
LOCATION
Provincial North

Uncover best practices for data collection and explore how to collect organizational data on learners, enrollments, financials, instructors, and facilities. You will learn how to turn your data into actionable intelligence.

IMPLEMENTING BADGING
Walk through the process of implementing badging at your institution and learn how Destiny One and Credly collaborate to make this possible.
LOCATION
Provincial South

Walk through the process of implementing badging at your institution and learn how Destiny One and Credly collaborate to make this possible.

FINANCE DEEP DIVE CONT.
Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices.
LOCATION
Kentworth

Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices.

LUNCH

KEYNOTE: MARILYNN BOOTH - IMPACT WITH LEARNERS
In-depth look at the building blocks of impact in lifelong learning – including the systems by which it is designed, delivered and managed – and shows how a student-centric strategy can leverage innovative thinking to extend that impact even further.
LOCATION
Provincial North

In-depth look at the building blocks of impact in lifelong learning – including the systems by which it is designed, delivered and managed – and shows how a student-centric strategy can leverage innovative thinking to extend that impact even further.

NOTIFICATION AUTOMATION
LOCATION
Provincial North

USING DASHBOARDS
Learn how to get the most value from Destiny One Dashboards by diving into the data. You’ll learn how to set up favorites and get a sneak peek at how Destiny will be extending the feature to put more power at your fingertips using Tableau.
LOCATION
Provincial South

Learn how to get the most value from Destiny One Dashboards by diving into the data. You’ll learn how to set up favorites and get a sneak peek at how Destiny will be extending the feature to put more power at your fingertips using Tableau.

GETTING THE MOST OF THE MARKETING MODULE
Learn how to get the most out of the Destiny One Marketing module, exploring the List and Campaign Manager. Discuss where Destiny provides you the necessary tools and where it is best to incorporate third-party tools.
LOCATION
Kenworth

Learn how to get the most out of the Destiny One Marketing module, exploring the List and Campaign Manager. Discuss where Destiny provides you the necessary tools and where it is best to incorporate third-party tools.

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION
Lobby

Meet, interact and learn.

YEAR IN REVIEW
Learn about the new features and modules that have been released in Destiny One, and find out about some key initiatives being driven by Destiny’s support and services teams.
LOCATION
Provincial North

Learn about the new features and modules that have been released in Destiny One, and find out about some key initiatives being driven by Destiny’s support and services teams.

DINNER AT THE SPOKE CLUB
Please join us for a wonderful dinner with your peers and the Destiny One team - a night with good food, and even better company.
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The Spoke Club

Please join us for a wonderful dinner with your peers and the Destiny One team - a night with good food, and even better company.

WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY
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BREAKFAST
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Lobby

MARKET INSIGHTS: AMRIT AHLUWALIA - MARKET TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Five Key Trends to Track in Higher Education<br> Keep your finger on the pulse of the higher education industry and get insights into five key trends that are transforming the market for non-traditional divisions.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Five Key Trends to Track in Higher Education
Keep your finger on the pulse of the higher education industry and get insights into five key trends that are transforming the market for non-traditional divisions.

EXTENDING THE DESTINY ONE ENVIRONMENT
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into extending the Destiny One environment at the data integration level in order to meet operational needs and enhance data analytics capabilities.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into extending the Destiny One environment at the data integration level in order to meet operational needs and enhance data analytics capabilities.

WEB SERVICES WORKING SESSION
This hands-on development bootcamp will help you understand the breadth of the Destiny One Web Services and the most appropriate coding practices. Help drive the direction of future services through open dialogue.
LOCATION:
Provincial South

This hands-on development bootcamp will help you understand the breadth of the Destiny One Web Services and the most appropriate coding practices. Help drive the direction of future services through open dialogue.

DESTINY ONE CURRICULUM MANAGER
LOCATION:
Kentworth

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION:
Lobby

Meet, interact and learn.

DESTINY ONE OPERATIONAL HEALTH CHECKS
Walk through a typical agenda for the new Destiny Operational Health Check service. You’ll hear testimonials, and see how this service can ensure you are getting the most out of Destiny One.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Walk through a typical agenda for the new Destiny Operational Health Check service. You’ll hear testimonials, and see how this service can ensure you are getting the most out of Destiny One.

INSIDE HOSTING SERVICES & SECURITY
Take a deep dive into the Destiny One Operations environment to learn how security, compliance, privacy and uptime are implemented and managed.
LOCATION:
Provincial South

Take a deep dive into the Destiny One Operations environment to learn how security, compliance, privacy and uptime are implemented and managed.

DESTINY ONE SELF-CONFIGURATION
See how Destiny One’s self-configuration tools allow administrators to easily modify operational parameters and even public view labels without Destiny service or support involvement.
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Kentworth

See how Destiny One’s self-configuration tools allow administrators to easily modify operational parameters and even public view labels without Destiny service or support involvement.

LUNCH

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: SUSAN KRYCZKA - MANAGING ONLINE PROGRAMS
Is an OPM partner the right choice for you?<br> Analysis into the world of Online Program Management (OPM) companies – providers of the development and support services that assist institution with online learning offerings.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Is an OPM partner the right choice for you?
Analysis into the world of Online Program Management (OPM) companies – providers of the development and support services that assist institution with online learning offerings.

GROW! COMMUNITY
Participate in an open forum to determine how the Destiny Grow! community events, tools and processes can evolve to best meet your ongoing needs.
LOCATION
Provincial North

Participate in an open forum to determine how the Destiny Grow! community events, tools and processes can evolve to best meet your ongoing needs.

WEBSITE BEST PRACTICES
Review multiple website development models incorporating tools such as Drupal, WordPress, Destiny PV2 and Web Services to help drive your current and future web design decisions.
LOCATION
Provincial South

Review multiple website development models incorporating tools such as Drupal, WordPress, Destiny PV2 and Web Services to help drive your current and future web design decisions.

DESTINY ONE MODULES
Take a guided tour through the Conference Manager, ISPM, Proctoring, Badging, Dashboards and International Modules to learn how these rich features can grow your revenue and enhance your student experience.
LOCATION
Kentworth

Take a guided tour through the Conference Manager, ISPM, Proctoring, Badging, Dashboards and International Modules to learn how these rich features can grow your revenue and enhance your student experience.

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION:
Lobby

Meet, interact and learn.

DESTINY ONE PRODUCT ROADMAP
Assess how Destiny has done against their roadmap objectives announced in 2016 and see what 2017-2018 has in store for the Destiny One product.
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Assess how Destiny has done against their roadmap objectives announced in 2016 and see what 2017-2018 has in store for the Destiny One product.

THURSDAY

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BREAKFAST
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Lobby

USABILITY REVIEW
Hear the results of a collaborative project with the University of Minnesota usability lab and Destiny Solutions and find out how the results are being incorporated within Destiny One.

Hear the results of a collaborative project with the University of Minnesota usability lab and Destiny Solutions and find out how the results are being incorporated within Destiny One.

EFFICIENCY & THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Dig into why today’s learners have high expectations for the service they receive before, during, and after enrollment and explore the many aspects to improving the learner experience and differentiating your institution over others, including one of the most valuable and yet most overlooked—process automation
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Provincial North

Dig into why today’s learners have high expectations for the service they receive before, during, and after enrollment and explore the many aspects to improving the learner experience and differentiating your institution over others, including one of the most valuable and yet most overlooked—process automation

THE FUTURE FOR CUSTOMIZATIONS
Where do the boundaries of the Destiny One product stop now and in the future? What is best left to third-party tools and/or internal development initiatives? Help set direction on what Destiny needs to provide to enable the practical and efficient extension of the Destiny One ecosystem into your existing systems.
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Provincial South

Where do the boundaries of the Destiny One product stop now and in the future? What is best left to third-party tools and/or internal development initiatives? Help set direction on what Destiny needs to provide to enable the practical and efficient extension of the Destiny One ecosystem into your existing systems.

MULTI-PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Discuss best practices in setting up and supporting multiple schools, divisions and units within Destiny One and hear testimonials from your peers who have rolled out Destiny One within their own complex organizations.
LOCATION
Kentwork

Discuss best practices in setting up and supporting multiple schools, divisions and units within Destiny One and hear testimonials from your peers who have rolled out Destiny One within their own complex organizations.

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION
Lobby

Meet, interact and learn.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE
LOCATION
Provincial North

CLOSING REMARKS
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Provincial North

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For any additional questions, please contact us at grow@destinysolutions.com

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