Going Green at the Questionmark Users Conference

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

As part of our efforts to make the Questionmark  Users  Conference agreener event than ever, we’re pleased to have selected a hotel that has been widely recognized for its green initiatives.

recycle

The Hilton Miami Downtown has demonstrated its commitment to preserving resources through its participation in the Florida Green Lodging Program. The program, established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with the intent of recognizing and rewarding environmentally conscientious lodging facilities in the state, is helping Florida’s lodging industry conserve and protect the state’s natural resources.

As a Florida Green Lodging Program designated facility, the hotel has formed a “Green Team” that focuses on ways to reduce impact on  natural resources. The Green Team’s efforts so far have focused on water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction and clean air practices. The hotel has now uses low-flow shower heads and toilets, digital programmable thermostats, energy-efficient lighting and recycled paper products. It also utilizes  bulk purchasing and has in-room and vending area recyling bins.  There’s a comprehensive recycling program for bulbs, cardboard, paper, plastic and toner cartridges. Clean air measures include the use of high efficiency air filters and the use of environmentally sound cleaning products.

HiltonMiamiDowntown_lg

We’re also “greening” the conference by reducing the amount of paper we use, decreasing the size of our conference notebooks and  making handouts available online.  In addition, we’ll reduce our use of bottled water, create re-usable signage and provide recycling bins for badge holders, lanyards and, of course, paper!

With the excellent program we have planned for Questionmark users, we expect the conference to inspire participants with new, spring-green shoots for their assessment programs. See you at the conference March 14 – 17! Our $100 earlybird registration ends January 22nd, so register soon!

Questionmark Perception Users to Meet in Miami in 2010!

joan-small1

Posted by Joan Phaup

Yes, that’s right! The Questionmark 2010 Users Conference will take place March 14 -17 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.conf09

If you want to learn how to write better assessments, use Perception more effectively, discuss best practices, and soar up the learning curve at high speed, mark your calendar now and plan to attend!

conf09-3I’m looking forward to the conference because it is the ideal place for Perception users to get together and talk about mutual interests  and help each other move forward. It’s also an opportunity for our customers to meet with Questionmark staff and air their views about our products and services.

This conference is an outstanding professional development event. But don’t just take this from me. Here are just a few of the comments we received after the 2009 conference:

conf09-4“The Questionmark conferences are always full of excellent learning opportunities, chances for networking and tons of fun!”

“Now I have faces to go with contacts from other organizations and Questionmark staff.  Classy Conference!”

“As always, the conference proved to be the best conference I go to.”

“This was a great conference. I learned something at every session I attended.”

We will soon provide more information about the conference and issue a call for proposals. In the meantime, we hope Perception users from far and wide will start planning now to meet in Miami next March.