Monday, July 25, 2011

HUG Conference -- October 19-21, 2011

The economy is slowly getting better. Business is starting to pick up. Change is in the air. After a three year hiatus, it is time for a HUG – halFILE Users Group Conference. This year we are going back to our roots in Austin, Texas, and we are rolling back prices to 2004!

This years’ HUG will be held October 19-21 at the beautiful Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. We will be hosting a welcome mixer Wednesday evening at the hotel where you can reacquaint yourself with old friends from previous HUG meetings, and meet new halFILE users before the conference begins.

We will be kicking off HUG on Thursday morning with two full days of information and training on halFILE, tricks and tips on how to get the most productive use of halFILE, along with highlights and enhancements in halFILE 4.0, which is scheduled for release at the end of this year.

The HUG Conference is a great way to learn about software enhancements, compatible software modules, and to share ideas with other halFILE Users. If you are a halFILE user, this is a great time to refresh your knowledge on halFILE applications and even learn new things about halFILE. If you have new employees, it is a great way to train them on halFILE.

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the world, where day or night, weekday or weekend, you can always find live music somewhere. And live music is just the beginning. You will also find fabulous food, great shopping and fun things to do – so come to HUG and find out what really makes Austin weird in this big city college town.

The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is located in the heart of the thriving downtown business center, just steps away from the Texas State Capitol. The 6th Street Entertainment District is within walking distance from the hotel, and the Omni is only 11 miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

We have negotiated a very special conference room rate of $164 per night. The special rate is only available until Wednesday, September 28, although we are encouraging early reservations to ensure the special room rate. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI and asking for the halFILE Users Group/HUG rate. You can also make hotel reservations on our website at and clicking on the HUG icon.

The cost for this conference is $398 per person and includes the welcome mixer Wednesday evening, continental breakfast Thursday and Friday mornings, lunch on Thursday, and a group dinner Thursday evening. Conference reservations can be made on-line at by clicking on the HUG logo or by mail. If you need a registration form, please contact the Dallas office at 214.691.4700. Seating is limited, so get your reservation in early! As an incentive to increase conference attendance, we are offering a $50 Early Bird Discount to anyone who registers by August 28, reducing the cost to $348 for the full conference.

We are working on an agenda for the conference which should be ready soon. Check our web site at for updates to the conference and final agenda.

The HUG Conference is for the benefit of our halFILE Users. We want your input and need your attendance in order to make it a success. Our halFILE users’ participation and sharing ideas make the conference great!

We are looking forward to an exciting and information packed conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to call your halFILE Imaging Consultant, Kathy Taylor 303.791.5688 or Dave Persful 214.691.4700, or contact Karen Duncan via email at

We look forward to seeing you in Austin at HUG 2011!

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