Slatest News: December 2023
Updates & Enhancements
Dispatches from Slate Feedback
Check out the latest from Slate Feedback—our Product Management team has been actively soliciting your thoughts for new ideas and posting updates about existing and completed features. Here are a few of our favorite updates from the last few weeks:
Last week at Technolutions: November & December Updates
Curious about recent updates to Slate? In addition to new feature updates, we're also publishing tweaks and bug fixes via our new periodic posting, "Last Week at Technolutions." Follow our Product Management channel in the Community Forums for info on the latest publishes to Test and Production environments including the recent updates from November 20, November 27 and December 4.
Slate Print Updates
A number of enhancements were made to Slate Print! You can now see and preview multiple components within a template and use merge fields and QR codes with tracking links. In addition, new statuses are updated in Slate for these mailings when they are completed/sent out.
Messaging students on Scoir is now available directly from Slate! It’s as easy as adding a Scoir Deliver Account to your database to begin integrating Slate with Scoir. Deliver mailings using the Scoir method will utilize your existing Slate Credits. It’s now easier than ever to reach a high-intent audience.
Registration is Open
Make it a New Year’s resolution: Register for the Slate Summit 2024 by January 2 to secure the discounted early registration rate! Held at Chicago's Navy Pier, June 19-21, 2024, the Summit gathers thousands of users from diverse institutions, roles, and experiences into one place to connect, share, collaborate, excite, and inspire.
Highlights for this year’s Summit include a live awards show, a new flexible schedule offering more sessions than ever, a networking reception, an epic dance party, a fireworks show, and more! We are also excited to host a pre-conference half day of sessions featuring presentations by high school counselors and colleges using Slate.org.
For Summit hotel and travel information, visit our Slate Summit website and don’t forget to register soon!
Call for Proposals
Interested in presenting during the Slate Summit? The call for proposals is now open. Give back to the Slate community by sharing your team’s successes and connect with other Slate users. Don’t miss this excellent professional development opportunity and a great chance to represent your institution—submit your presentation ideas by January 12.
Slate Labs: 2024 Registration Now Live
Get Experimental with Slate Labs: Advancement
Join Technolutions staff and fellow members of the Slate community for an interactive buildathon focused on evolving advancement industry best practices and developing Slate for Advancement standards for reporting and events. This Slate Lab will also include a "New Feature Pitch Session" where you will be able to present your vision for Slate feature evolution directly to our Founder and CEO, Alexander Clark.
Register now in Home Slate! This Slate Lab will take place February 22-23 at Union League in New Haven, Connecticut.
The More You Know
Slate User Groups
In search of a network of like-minded Slate users that resonates with your professional role, location, or interests? We invite you to invest a few moments in exploring an array of user groups organized by your peers. Each of these groups serves as a platform for peer-led support and interactions, presenting both in-person and virtual opportunities throughout the year across diverse platforms.
Community Conversations are paused now for the holiday season, but we’re full of plans for 2024! Many have been scheduled and more are in process, and we’re excited to bring you some new and updated series of conversations to help and inspire you in your Slate journey.
Registration opens in your Home Slate two weeks before each individual Community Conversation. Set yourself a reminder to sign up after the new year!
Slate Preferred Partners
Stay Tuned in 2024!
We’re busy building out a fantastic schedule of webinars, conversations, and other events with our Preferred Partners for the new year, so stay tuned and check in often through your Home Slate and our social media accounts.
Slate On Tour
Conferences have wrapped up for 2023, so let’s take a quick look back at all the places you chose to check in with us this year! And don’t forget to join us for more in 2024…
Number of conferences attended by Technolutions: 18
Number of webinars hosted by Technolutions and Preferred Partners: 29
Number of you who attended our webinars: 4,000+
Number of Slate Lab events: 3
Number of you who attended Slate Lab events: 280+
Number of Community Conversations: 276
Number of you who participated in Community Conversations: 5,800+
Spotlight on the Slate Community
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When you’re ready to stop with the holiday music but not quite ready to move past the season, try our Spotify playlist To Chase The Chill Away.
Get To Know…
Nick Sabia, Software Developer
What characteristic do you most admire in others?
I admire honesty most of all. It shows you’re down to earth and able to keep others around you aligned with reality.
What would you be doing if you weren’t at the office?
I’d be skiing the slopes of Stowe! If I can’t get to the slopes, there’s always Balder’s Gate 3 to keep me occupied.
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Ever hear of the Weird Al Yankovic twinkie dog? I ate it at a party, and no one believed me when I said it tasted fantastic.
What fictional family would you be a member of?
I’d want to be part of the Incredibles so that I can gain the power of clout.