GTL User Group 2017- Orlando, FL
Special thanks to our 2017 User Group sponsors:
GTL User Group Training Conference 2017- Orlando, FL
Tuesday, September 19 to Thursday, September 21, 2017
Please note- change requests need to be submitted by 8/15/17 for consideration for this year’s User Group.
NEW for 2017! GTL is now able to offer up to 7 ACA re-certification credits for attendees of User Group! Be sure to see the updated schedule for dates and times for these classes. If you have never attended User Group before, see the rest of the fact-filled page below, watch the video and consider attending. For repeat attendees- you know what to expect, so just expect more of it this year with nearly 100 sessions- more than we’ve ever offered before! If you know you want to attend, just skip down below to register for your hotel room, register for User Group and to get the essential details for the event.
What is User Group?
GTL User Group Training Conference is GTL’s user conference filled with helpful break-out sessions, informative seminars, one on one interaction and a chance to interact with your peers.
This year’s User Group is two and a half days of useful training sessions, product information, hand-on experience and more! We have added additional sessions for a variety of audiences to ensure that we have something for everyone.
This year, there will be multiple tracks of sessions including tracks for executives (wardens, sheriffs, county commissioners, etc.) that focuses on high-level issues that affect correctional facilities nationwide, an IT professional track (for county or state IT staff or their consultants, IT tasked correctional officers, etc.) that focuses on infrastructure, hardware and software needs, integration and other issues that are specific to technical roles in correctional facilities, and tracks for system users (corrections officers, investigators, administrative staff, product specialists, etc.) that focuses on how to use GTL’s products and services on a day to day basis, how to get more from your system, and problem solving using GTL technology.
GTL will be showcasing our integrated product suite including our industry leading offender management system, advanced telephone platform, visitation solutions, investigative suite, tablet and in-pod solutions and multiple deposit solutions. Through hands-on product demonstrations and informative training sessions you will gain new insight into how technology is streamlining corrections operations across the nation. All attendees of the GTL User Group Training Conference get:
- Free registration- there is no cost to attend the GTL User Group Training Conference
- Informative training sessions
- Self-selected breakout sessions- choose from additional training sessions, new product introductions, question and answer sessions and more
- Vote on change requests for GTL products- help define the future of the products your facility uses each day
- Hospitality night for attendees on Tuesday evening
- Time to interact with key GTL staff- executives, trainers, product developers, sales team members and more
The User Group Advantage
Attendees of the GTL User Group Training Conference can spend hands-on time with GTL’s technology and talk to the development team to find out in-depth information about each product. Here are some of the technologies you can see:
- Inmate Telephones and Inmate Telephone Software Packages
- Offender Management System
- Deposit automation systems
- In-pod kiosks
- Inmate tablets and handheld devices
- Video visitation and visitation management services
- Investigation Software Packages
Planning to come to the GTL User Group Training Conference?
Click the image above to download the exclusive GTL User Group invitation, full of useful information and budgeting worksheets.
User Group Training Conference Details
The 2017 GTL User Group Training Conference is being held Tuesday, September 19 through 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld hotel in Orlando, FL. Attendees who stay at the conference hotel and use the GTL room block code to save money, also get:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in the guest rooms for all Marriott Rewards members and the meeting space
- Discounted room rates- save $$$
- Discounted rate available up to three days before and after the conference while availability lasts
Here are some of the key points to know about the User Group in 2017:
- Limited to 350 Attendees
- We have added more sessions!
- Conference tracks for distinct roles in facilities:
- Information Technology (IT)
- Training Sessions daily
- Vote on proposed technology changes
- Interact with new technology
- Learn about updates to your existing GTL software and technology- know how to maximize your investment
- Meet key GTL staff
- Breakfast each day
- Lunch at the hotel Tuesday and Wednesday
- Tuesday evening social event with food and beverages
The GTL User Group Training Conference is one of the most important ways you can stay current on the latest integrated technologies, the software features that have changed and current market trends and forecasts.
Hotel and Lodging Information
You can book your rooms today by visiting the special GTL Reservation Site.
Note: GTL has negotiated a special rate of $150 per night for all GTL User Group attendees, with an optional resort fee of $25 that you can add if you want the extra amenities. Please DO NOT reserve your rooms through the main Marriott website, as this discounted rate will not be applied to those reservations.
Staying at the conference site is convenient- the hotel offers many amenities. All sessions will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld location, and the after-hours events will also be held either on-property, or next door at SeaWorld. You will find that this is an excellent location with many great restaurants, sights to see and shopping within a short ride of the property. We hope that you will attend the 2017 GTL User Group Training Conference and we look forward to seeing you in September!
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the nearest airport to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld hotel. The hotel is approximately a 15 to 20 minute drive from the airport. There are several options to get you to the hotel from the airport once you arrive:
This is the best option for our attendees. The shared ride shuttle run by Mears (the same people who do the Disney busing) is normally $21 one way for a ride or $33 for the round trip. To help you out, we have negotiated with them to reduce the round-trip fare by $4 for all of our attendees. To get this discount, you can either register online at www.mears.com, click on the “Book Orlando Shuttle now” and use code 542723019 in the “Promo Code” box in the lower left corner. Alternately, if you plan to book over the phone or in person, bring this coupon with you when you go to register for your shuttle. You will be required to show the coupon or your online confirmation at the time of your ride in order to receive the discount. See the coupon for more details.
Taxi rides to the hotel are about $45 for a one-way trip to the International drive hotels like the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. For a list of cab companies that operate at the airport and for more fare details, visit this page.
Several car rental agencies also operate out of the airport, however please note that there is a parking fee of $22 per day (plus tax) at the hotel for guests. For a list of available rental car companies, click this link.
While you are at the hotel, if you are thinking of visiting the local sights like the 2 outlet malls, or the Orlando Eye, or Pointe Orlando, the I-ride trolley offers a convenient way to see these sights. Operating daily from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. the trolley stops at over 35 locations throughout Orlando. The cost for a ticket is just $5 per day and may be purchased in the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World lobby. Please note that purchasing tickets on the trolley only allows for one way fares which are $2 for each trip. We recommend purchasing the all day pass if you are taking the trolley. Here is a map of the locations the I-ride trolley stops. I highly recommend downloading the trolley app or visit the webpage that tracks their location so that you are not standing at a bus stop for any great length of time (trolleys come every 20-30 minutes).
For those wanting to visit Universal Studios or the Disney properties, please add the resort fee ($25) to your stay at the hotel (and enjoy additional amenities like 2 free bottles of water per day) and that shuttle will take you to those properties.