2015 University Spend Collaborative National Meeting

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Topics: Procurement, Administration and Finance, Procurement Dashboards, Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Negotiation, Diverse and Local Suppliers

About the Meeting

We're excited to announce our upcoming 2015 University Spend Collaborative National Meeting in Washington, D.C., where you can network with peers, examine member success stories, and hear presentations on our latest research. We'll explore how how progressive procurement departments are partnering with other operational units to improve ease of purchasing and efficiency on campus.

This year's meeting will also include the third annual Strategic Innovation Challenge—a competition to determine which institution has used Spend Compass to create the biggest impact on campus.

Meeting Agenda

September 17

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m.
Welcomes and Introductions

Intoduction and review of summit agenda

9:30 a.m.
State of the Union

11:00 a.m.
What can we learn from Academic Performance Solutions

Preliminary findings from Academic Performance Solutions: an overview of our recent research around academic benchmarking

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Improving Campus through Procurement's Partnerships with Other Operational Units

A review of best practices for working with Facilities, Research, Accounts Payable and other units

3:00 p.m.
Networking Hour

A fun opportunity to get to know new colleagues and make professional connections

6:00 p.m.

September 18

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Administration as Vanguard: The Role of Partnerships and Technology in Change Management

An overview of the ways partnering with operational units and leveraging technology is helping Washington State University’s procurement department better meet the needs of campus by streamlining processes and breaking down barriers between the administrative and academic silos

10:45 a.m.
Strategic Innovation Challenge

Highlights of success stories gathered from around the Collaborative, with an award presented to the idea judged to be most innovative

11:45 a.m.
The Future of Spend Compass

Our product development team presents recently released functionality and gathers your input on the future vision of the platform

12:15 p.m.

Registration and Logistics

Hotel information

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Reservations: 1-800-228-3000
$289/Single or Double
Please make reservations by Aug. 26, 2015

EAB has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel listed above. Please note the cut-off date for the negotiated rates and make your reservation at your earliest convenience as space and rates are subject to availability.

Meeting Materials

Download PDF Agenda and logistics information