2022 M4 Users Conference

October 10-12 | Richmond, Virginia

 

About the Conference

We're back in person and excited to welcome you once again to our hometown of Richmond, Virginia! Over the course of the M4 Users Conference, you'll strengthen your technical skills, increase your industry knowledge, and build connections with fellow M4 users.

We also have some new and exciting information to share with you! Our return to an in-person event is an opportunity for us to make a few enhancements to the usual agenda, and for you to meet more of our VertiGIS colleagues from around the world.

Content at this year's event will include:

• General Sessions, major topics and news relevant to all attendees;

Breakout Sessions, a variety of educational content covering a wide range of product and industry topics;

Training Classes, hands-on instruction courses to deepen your technical skills;

Networking Opportunities, chances to engage with fellow attendees, interact with VertiGIS staff, and have fun!

 

Need help convincing your company to attend? We've got you covered! Download our pre-written approval letter, fill in your info, and copy and paste it into an email for your supervisor or boss.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, October 10


Tuesday, October 11


Wednesday, October 12


8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference AM Training Classes

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference PM Training Classes

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Plenary & Company Update

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Product & Technology Updates

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Special Guest Keynote & Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wrap-Up

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Customer Appreciation Event

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Customer Meetings

Training Classes

Optional training classes are offered prior to the main conference content for attendees who want to enrich their UC experience. Training classes provide a hands-on approach with M4 Experts to sharpen your skills, learn best practices, and tackle real-life M4 management, operations, and engineering tasks.

Training classes require an additional fee to attend. Classes are limited in size and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early!

OSP Engineering with M4

Users will learn the basics of fiber digitization including fiber at the strand level, splicing, configuring fiber equipment, assigning counts, tracing, and reporting. This course is best suited for users with some experience in M4 Foundation, Fiber, and Work Order.

Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $675

Back to the Basics with M4 Foundations 

This foundational course helps all users to either get started or hone their skills with the everyday functions and workflows in M4 Foundation. The course content will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to come away with a strong fundamental knowledge base of M4. 

Level: Beginner
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $675

Reporting with M4


Learn how reporting can benefit daily work in your organization. We'll cover how to filter data with parameters, sort, aggregate, and extract data from the SQL server. This class is geared towards users who manage and disperse data to the business and would like to use M4 to facilitate the process.

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $675

M4 Universal Translator Basics 

Transforming data from multiple systems is vital in understanding your network, making decisions, and reporting. Universal Translator teaches you how to import, export, and manipulate data using M4 and Safe Software’s FME translation engine to solve data interoperability challenges.

Level: Beginner
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $675

Pricing & Registration

Beyond the Basic Conference Package, you can choose to add optional Training Classes and Social Events to your registration to get even more value out of your time in Richmond.

Need help justifying your trip? We've got you covered! Download our pre-written approval letter, fill in your info, and copy and paste it into an email.

Full refunds are available until Friday, September 16. Limited refunds are available until Friday, September 30.

$975
BASIC PACKAGE

Includes:

General Sessions & Networking
All Breakout Sessions
Customer Appreciation Event

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$1650
PREMIUM PACKAGE

Includes:

All Basic Package Items
PLUS
1 Pre-Conference Training Class

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HOTEL

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233

This year we have partnered with Hilton, once again, to host our conference. There are several transportation options to the venue and self parking is free.

 

FAQ

Below are some answers to common questions about the conference. For questions not answered here, please contact marketing (at) vertigis.com.

What's included in the basic package registration?
This year's Basic Registration package includes access to our General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, lunches and snacks on Monday and Tuesday, Welcome Reception on Monday, and the Customer Appreciation Event on Tuesday. All attendees will also receive a swag bag at check-in.

Can I bring my spouse or a guest?
Yes! Guests may attend the conference at a guest rate of $275. This allows them to attend the Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Welcome Reception on Monday, and the Customer Appreciation Event on Tuesday. If you would like to register more than one guest, please contact us to make arrangements.

Can I modify or add items to my registration?

Yes, you can modify, remove, or add items to your UC package through our online registration portal until close of business on September 16. Any changes after that time, including on-site changes, are subject to availability. 

What are my payment options?
There are two options for payment during the online registration process: use a credit card through our secure payment portal, or request an offline invoice to pay by check.

Can I split my payment between a corporate credit card and a personal credit card?
To split payments, register only for the portions of the conference you wish to put on your corporate card. After your registration is submitted, follow the instructions in your confirmation message to create an account. Then you can log in and modify your registration details, including adding optional meals or outings. Once you make the additions, select the option to pay for the additional expenses with a different credit card and enter your personal payment information.

What's the best way to get to the hotel from the airport? 
There are taxi cabs available at RIC outside the baggage claim area in the center section of the curbside; any of them can take you to the conference hotel. The estimated one-way fare is $70.

If you have a large group and prefer a shuttle or van, James River Transportation has a counter on the first floor of RIC (to the right of the escalators), or you can make an advance reservation through their website.

There are also lots of Uber and Lyft drivers in Richmond, if you would like to use an app-based ride hailing service instead. They can be cheaper than traditional transportation services. 

Will I need a car while in Richmond?
Once you're at the conference hotel, you won't need a car! VertiGIS will provide transportation to any events not held at the hotel.

What health and safety measures will be in place?
We will follow any state and local guidelines with respect to practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and other policies at the time of the event. To learn more about our protocols and commitment to the health and safety of our staff and guests, please review our M4 UC 2022 COVID-19 Policy.

What are the expectations of staff and attendees at the event?
We are committed to ensuring a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all who attend our events. To learn more, please review our M4 UC 2022 Code of Conduct Policy.

Policies

Click on the links below to download a PDF version of our M4 UC Covid-19 and Code of Conduct policies. 

 

2022 M4 UC Covid-19 Policy 

2022 M4 UC Code of Conduct

 
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