By Chris Rapozo — Jan 5, 2023 11:00 AM

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Welcome to 2023!

As we bid 2022 farewell, we look confidently ahead into the future, hoping for better things to come. "This will be the best year yet," we tell ourselves with great anticipation as we write out our New Year's Resolutions, and we're no different here at Hannon Hill.

One of our recurring New Year's resolutions, which has been steadfast for more than 20 years, is our desire to provide Cascade CMS users with the best CMS experience possible. We do that by offering webinars, product updates, and our annual Cascade CMS User Conference.

Talking about the user conference, the 2023 Cascade User Conference (#CUC23) is coming up between February 20 and 22. This is your chance to join other Cascade CMS users for three days of lessons, community, fun, and all things Cascade. This event combines intensive trainings, informative sessions, and even an award ceremony.

Check out the schedule.

We’re excited about #CUC23 and hope that you are too. And, if you haven’t registered yet, we hope you will. This year’s event will be held fully online to ensure that everyone within our global Cascade CMS user community is able to join the conference. We understand that especially since the pandemic, budgets have been tight, so we're doing our best to ensure that our customers are still able to enjoy all the benefits of our conference. That is why we offer the conference at only $75.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 reasons why you should register for #CUC23:

1 - Get more out of Cascade CMS: We want you to succeed with Cascade CMS, and that’s why we structured the event in a way so that you get the most out of the CMS. Most sessions highlight how institutions use Cascade to solve problems. They offer unique insights, share code, and answer your questions about their process. Every year attendees note that this is a top reason they come to our user conference.

2 - Build your professional network: Cascade CMS users come from leading colleges, universities, and other organizations around the United States and Canada. You will have a chance to connect with presenters through Q&A sessions provided immediately after the talk to enable you to meet new people, join conversations, and build professional connections that can last a lifetime.

3 - Expand your skill set: Attending #CUC23 gives you the opportunity to learn more about various coding languages and other techniques you can use throughout your career. Our three-hour training workshops provide detailed guidance on Velocity, Workflow, best practices for Cascade governance, and how to build powerful websites in Cascade so that you can optimally leverage our products.

4 - Meet the folks behind Cascade CMS: Get to know the people who support you. Many of our employees will participate and present at #CUC23. We want to learn more about your experience, understand your needs, and answer all the questions you have about Cascade.

5 - Get expert advice on upcoming projects: Sign up for a free consulting session with our services developers. This is your time to ask detailed questions about your implementation of Cascade CMS. You’ll get expert guidance on how to approach an upcoming redesign, implement a new module, or anything else you want to explore

6 - Help us build the CMS you want: Your feedback drives our product roadmap, and there's no better time to share your ideas for Cascade CMS with our CEO, product team, and services developers so that we can make them a reality during #CUC23. Some of our most popular features come from users, so don't be shy. Come to the conference and tell us how we can make Cascade CMS even better through the Q&As we offer after presentations.

7 - See how others respond to challenges: We want every session to benefit you, which is why we encourage all speakers to share stories showing how Cascade CMS helps them solve real problems. The resulting presentations provide valuable insights that you can apply to your own implementation. Our small setting allows people to be more candid and provide useful information to help others.

8 - Have fun: Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 3:40 p.m. for the #CUC23 Cassie Award Ceremony - a time to celebrate those customers who are doing amazing things with Cascade and with their website. We will recognize them at the virtual Cassie Award Ceremony as part of our User Conference in February. Please submit your nominations for the categories below by January 15, and don’t be shy to nominate your own organization or team! Please be sure to state your reason for the nomination as well. We look forward to reviewing all of them.

9 - Be inspired by others’ work: Falling into a routine is easy, and with #CUC23, getting out of it can be fun. There's so much great work happening all over the nation, and #CUC23 is where you'll see it firsthand. Our presenters are happy to walk you through sample scripts, share code, and show you examples to get your creative juices flowing.  

10 - Get a sneak peek at the product roadmap: Join Hannon Hill’s CEO, Kat Liendgens and VP of Engineering, Bradley Wagner to see where we’re taking Cascade CMS with an inside look at our product roadmap. We’ll highlight upcoming features you can expect in the near term and share our long-term vision for the product.

Join us online February 20-22, 2023, for the Cascade CMS User Conference. To learn more about the event and register, please visit the Cascade CMS User Conference site.

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