With only six weeks to go before this years Regional User Group roadshows kick off in Birmingham, bookings continue to roll in and your suggestions for what well discuss on the day are growing too.
Users heading for the North-West RUG are the pace-setters, with only a handful of places left which prompts the familiar warning.
If youve been thinking about booking your place nearer to the event, we would advise to do it as soon as possible, as our house full notices went up well before the events at many venues last year.
Close behind the North-West is the North-East 1 roadshow, which is three-quarters full, with North-East 2 at two-thirds full, and the South-East, Midlands and Scotland at least half full.
This year, weve responded to client suggestions as to how the day will be structured, and the insights to be delivered.
Youll read about those in a moment. But, first, lets tell you about...
As ever, our choice of venues has been made with cost, comfort and ease of access in mind.
The cost of a seat will be £55 plus VAT.
The sessions focussing on Consent & Preferences and the donorflex development road map are key moments on the roadshow agenda. So, weve inked those in already.
But the rest is down to you.
Weve already been asked to cover some specific topics in the other two workshop sessions. And weve thrown planning for the rest open to delegates.
Before we ask you to add your voice to the suggestions, heres how the vote looks at the time of writing, in order of popularity, region by region:
A click of this RUG 2019 agenda link will open an email message with the subject line already inserted.
What we need you to do first is give us your details:
Then look at the following topics and tell us your top five choices, in order of preference. Please note, we want to see one reply per organisation, so please pool your thoughts, if appropriate:
If you dont see your preferred module or topic in the list, simply add it in the appropriate place at the foot of the email.
9:00am: Delegate registration / Refreshments
9.45am: Welcome / Housekeeping
10.00am: Consent & Preferences management
11.30am: You decide! Well cover the topics that have emerged as priorities for your region
12.45pm: Munch and mingle
1.30pm: You decide again! More of the topics that have emerged as priorities for your region
2.45pm: The donorflex roadmap: Your chance to contribute to the next phase of donorflex development
Ask your donorflex Liaison Manager (DLM) the colleague whose login credentials give access to areas of the donorflex website that are off-limits to most to click the Bookings button, on the right of the main menu, and choose the venue.
Its worth remembering a couple of things.
Firstly, the immediate fields of the booking form are for the details of the person wholl be our point of contact for the booking.
If that person is also a delegate, which isnt always the case, we need those details to be repeated after youve clicked the blue New delegate button. Its also worth clicking the Update booking button once youve completed your registration. If you click it after each delegate has been booked, you and we will receive multiple email confirmations.
Secondly, if you need to replace a delegate with another colleague, please click the Yes radio button in the Cancelled? area, then and click New delegate to add the replacement.
If you simply over-write one delegates details with another, we wont know that youve done so. Thats particularly critical if dietary or access needs are important.
Thats it! We look forward to another great RUG season.