grow! user conference

Join us this spring at

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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.

REGISTER NOW or PICK YOUR SESSIONS!

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

Marilyn Booth Marilynn Booth
Former Dean,
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.

Susan Kryczka 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.

Amrit Ahluwalia Amrit Ahluwalia
Managing Editor,
The EvoLLLution

The higher ed industry is changing fast and it’s harder than ever to stay up-to-date on the changes. 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

REGISTER NOW!

GROW! in Toronto

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!

PICK YOUR SESSIONS NOW!

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:
Provincial Foyer

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

WELCOME
LOCATION:
Provincial North

Formal kick-off of the conference with brief introductions.

DESTINY 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. <br><br> Speakers: <br>Destiny Leadership Team
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.

Speakers:
Destiny Leadership Team

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION
Provincial South

Meet, interact and learn.

LEVERAGING 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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Billie Boles - University of Calgary <br> Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions
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.

Speaker:
Billie Boles - University of Calgary
Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions

DESTINY IN DEPTH: HOSTING, SECURITY, AND COMPLIANCE
Take a deep dive into the Destiny One Operations environment to learn how security, compliance, privacy and uptime are implemented and managed. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Chief Security Officer
LOCATION
Kenora

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

Speaker:
Destiny Chief Security Officer

DESTINY TRAINING: FINANCE DEEP DIVE (PART 1)
Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Wentworth

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

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

LUNCH
Enjoy a delicious lunch and mingle with colleagues.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and mingle with colleagues.

KEYNOTE: LEARNERS FIRST
In-depth look at the building blocks of impact in lifelong learning, including the systems by which it is designed, delivered and managed. You will learn how a student-centric strategy can leverage innovative thinking to extend that impact even further. <br><br> Speaker: <br>Marilynn Booth | Former Dean, University of Toronto Continuing Studies and Dean Emeritus, The Chang School, Ryerson University
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. You will learn how a student-centric strategy can leverage innovative thinking to extend that impact even further.

Speaker:
Marilynn Booth | Former Dean, University of Toronto Continuing Studies and Dean Emeritus, The Chang School, Ryerson University

EMAIL TRACKING AND NOTIFICATION AUTOMATION
Learn how one school has implemented significant changes to email templates to send tailored notifications to facilitate section reminders, track email open rates, and understand what devices are being used by end users. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Matt Deal - UNC Charlotte
LOCATION
Provincial North

Learn how one school has implemented significant changes to email templates to send tailored notifications to facilitate section reminders, track email open rates, and understand what devices are being used by end users.

Speaker:
Matt Deal - UNC Charlotte

DESTINY IN DEPTH: BADGING AND MICRO-CREDENTIALS
Walk through the process of implementing badging within Destiny One and learn how Destiny One and Credly collaborate to make this possible. Participate in a collaborative discussion of the future of micro-credentials. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Kenora

Walk through the process of implementing badging within Destiny One and learn how Destiny One and Credly collaborate to make this possible. Participate in a collaborative discussion of the future of micro-credentials.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

DESTINY TRAINING: MARKETING MODULE DEEP DIVE
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. <br><br> Speaker: <br>Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Wentworth

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION
Provincial Foyer

Meet, interact and learn.

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. <br><br> Speakers: <br> Brian Knutson - University of Minnesota <br> Nicole Westrick - Temple University
LOCATION:
Kenora

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.

Speakers:
Brian Knutson - University of Minnesota
Nicole Westrick - Temple University

DESTINY IN DEPTH: CRM INTEGRATION
Take a detailed walk through the Destiny One Salesforce integration architecture and the steps necessary to implement this within your organization. <br><br> Speakers: <br>Destiny Technical Team
LOCATION:
Provincial North

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

Speakers:
Destiny Technical Team

DESTINY TRAINING: FINANCE DEEP DIVE (PART 2)
Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Wentworth

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

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

MEET FOR DINNER

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.
LOCATION
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
LOCATION
Provincial Foyer

Enjoy breakfast and mingle with colleagues.

EFFICIENCY AND 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. <br><br> Speakers: <br> Carolyn Young - Western University <br> Karen DeHeus - Western University<br> Jeremy Fleming - Destiny Solutions
LOCATION:
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.

Speakers:
Carolyn Young - Western University
Karen DeHeus - Western University
Jeremy Fleming - Destiny Solutions

DESTINY IN DEPTH: MULTI-PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Sharing your Destiny One instance with another division on campus presents its own configuration considerations. Walk through the different functionality that Destiny One provides to support multi-program installations and best practices during implementation. <br><br> Speakers: <br> Destiny product Expert
LOCATION:
Kenora

Sharing your Destiny One instance with another division on campus presents its own configuration considerations. Walk through the different functionality that Destiny One provides to support multi-program installations and best practices during implementation.

Speakers:
Destiny product Expert

DESTINY IN DEPTH: WEB SERVICES
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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Technical Team
LOCATION:
Wentworth

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Technical Team

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. <br><br> Speakers:<br> Michelle Fach - University of Guelph<br> David Wilson - University of Guelph
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.

Speakers:
Michelle Fach - University of Guelph
David Wilson - University of Guelph

DESTINY TRAINING: CONFIGURING 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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION:
Kenora

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

NETWORKING
Meet, interact and learn.
LOCATION:
Provincial South

Meet, interact and learn.

THE DESTINY OPERATIONAL HEALTH CHECK
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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Director of Professional Services Program Manager <br> Matt Robinson - UCLA
LOCATION:
Kenora

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Director of Professional Services Program Manager
Matt Robinson - UCLA

DESTINY IN DEPTH: 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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Provincial North

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

DESTINY TRAINING: 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.<br><br> Speaker: <br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Wentworth

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.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

LUNCH
Enjoy a delicious lunch and mingle with colleagues.
LOCATION:
Waterfall Garden

Enjoy a delicious lunch and mingle with colleagues.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: IS AN OPM PARTNER THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?
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.<br><br> Speaker:<br> Susan M. Kryczka, Ed.D, Principal Consultant, Elevate Higher Ed
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.

Speaker:
Susan M. Kryczka, Ed.D, Principal Consultant, Elevate Higher Ed

DESTINY IN DEPTH: THE FUTURE OF 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. <br><br> Speakers:<br> Destiny Technical Team
LOCATION:
Provincial North

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.

Speakers:
Destiny Technical Team

DESTINY TRAINING: A WALK-THROUGH OF DESTINY ONE MODULES
Take a guided tour through the Conference Manager, Corporate Engagement, Proctoring, Language Packs and International Modules to learn how these rich features can grow your revenue and enhance your student experience.<br><br> Speaker:<br> Destiny Product Expert
LOCATION
Kenora

Take a guided tour through the Conference Manager, Corporate Engagement, Proctoring, Language Packs and International Modules to learn how these rich features can grow your revenue and enhance your student experience.

Speaker:
Destiny Product Expert

NETWORKING
LOCATION:
Provincial Foyer

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. <br><br> Speaker: <br>Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions
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.

Speaker:
Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions

THURSDAY

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FRIDAY
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BREAKFAST
LOCATION
Provincial Foyer

Enjoy breakfast and mingle with colleagues.

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. <br><br> Speakers:<br> Santiago Fernandez-Gimenez - University of Minnesota<br> Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions

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.

Speakers:
Santiago Fernandez-Gimenez - University of Minnesota
Chad Rowe - Destiny Solutions

NETWORKING
LOCATION
Provincial Foyer

Meet, interact and learn.

MARKET INSIGHTS: 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. <br><br> Speaker:<br> Amrit Ahluwalia - Managing Editor, EvoLLLution
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.

Speaker:
Amrit Ahluwalia - Managing Editor, EvoLLLution

CLOSING REMARKS
LOCATION:
Provincial North

A conclusion to the conference.

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

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