Testimonials from TDU 2017
Why should you attend? See what our past attendees have said about their experiences.
"I am very pleased that I attended TDU 2017! I think learned more in 2 days than I had in a year at my job. I found the Terra Dotta staff to be extremely kind and resourceful! Highly recommended!"
-- Tara Johnson, Pennsylvania State University
"This is the best investment of time for understanding TD software and learning better and new ways to make processes more robust and efficient. It is nuts-and-bolts paired with technical beauty! The enthusiasm of the TD staff and investment in what they are doing is clear. Meeting the people who are actually building the software, creating its capabilities, and who respond to my questions in daily use is a pleasure."
-- Ramona Murtha, Williamette University
"TDU was a great experience! I learned a lot about the software and came back to the office with a long list of new ideas and tools to implement them. Hearing from other professional users in the field was extremely helpful for rethinking stale processes in our office. The atmosphere, community, and activities were a great complement to the helpful sessions."
-- Emily Mosby, University of New Mexico
"I'd highly recommend this conference, especially if you need some inspiration on how to make TDS cleaner and more automated! It was great to meet Terra Dotta representatives face-to-face to go over our complex questions, and helpful to hear tips from other users on best practices for data management. I particularly enjoyed the sessions that covered features we're not currently using, or features that we could be using differently to streamline our processes. The Advanced Workshop was very interesting and really helped me to learn more about the coding behind the site."
-- Jennifer Bohn, University of Denver
"This was a great opportunity to meet people in the same field. I felt lots of energy , enthusiasm, and motivation in the conference. It was great to learn new features, review existing features and my workflow. I learnt a lot of tips which can improve my daily work."
-- Satoko Ura Dhillon, University of Oregon
"I LOVE this conference! This was my third TDU. Even now, as a more advanced user, I'm always learning new things, or being reminded of things we haven't thought about in a while. Hearing about the new features and updates is always exciting as well. I always come away from TDU excited to bring back what I've learned and use it on our campus."
-- Erin Kunert, Valparaiso University
"I am a one man office and my budget is limited. That being said, there isn't much budget for conferences but the little I do have I will use for TDU since I get so much out of it and I can network with colleagues as well. Thank you TDU."
-- Faith McKinney, Concordia University Irvine
"I learned quite a bit at the conference - a lot of blanks were completed for me. I also have some new ideas. It was a very well run conference - one of the best I've attended."
-- Ellen Daly, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Fantastic experience. Attending TDU energizes you and motivates you to make positive changes in using the software in new and better ways."
-- Sharon Gosz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"I have been using the Terra Dotta Software for over five years, but I had never been to a TDU conference before and wasn't sure how much I would get out of it. I was very impressed and actually learned a lot! Sessions were divided up between new and advanced users and there were several client led session where I got some great ideas from users at other schools who had found ways to fit the system to their needs. Overall it was a great conference and learned a lot!"
-- Whitney Strickler, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"This was my first TDU conference. All around great atmosphere and liked the idea of connecting with other institutions using the software. The TD staff are very knowledgeable. I really liked the idea of offering work stations where clients can work one to one with TD support."
-- Erasmo Mendez, Fordham University
"TDU 2017 provided me with the tools and knowledge to take advantage of the full range of features available in TD, which will help me to better streamline application and administrative processes."
-- Georgina Burns, The University of Adelaide
"For our office, attending TDU is a budgeting priority for both staff working in TD. Each year, I come back with new tips and tricks that help make the office life easier. Often I learn far more than our small team can possibly implement. The mix of sessions led by the staff at TD and actual users of the software makes TDU hands down the most valuable and effective conference I attend."
-- Liz Havey, Georgia College & State University