University of 

Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

July 28 - July 31, 2024



Registration

Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the conference includes: Conference materials, meals, and activities.

Full Registration: $450.00

Guest Registration: Guest passes can be purchased for dinner for each night of the conference. To purchase guest passes you will receive a link in your full registration confirmation email.

Payment Information

Credit Card: Accepted cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover

Checks: Please make all checks out to Wisconsin Union - FoodPro and mail to Wisconsin Union Conference Management | 800 Langdon St | Madison, WI 53706

*Please select 'Pay Later' if you would like to pay for your registration fee in FY25. If selected, you will be emailed a payment link in July to complete payment by July 12th.*


Lodging

Graduate

Standard Room Rate: $199 per night
King Suite Rate: $249 per night

To book a room at the Graduate, please call (608) 257-4391 and ask for the FoodPro room block or book online here. All reservations must be made by Sunday, July 7, 2024 to receive the discounted rate.

The Graduate Madison is located just steps from Madison's iconic State Street district's dining and shopping, and a stone's throw from the Memorial Union. The Graduate offers unique amenities near the heart of UW-Madison's campus. Enjoy Camp Trippalindee, a summer camp themed rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the State Capitol and picturesque Lake Mendota, a café serving coffee and all-day breakfast in the lobby, and 24-hour onsite gym. Enjoy a room design inspired by the lakeshore and college lifestyle complete with cozy beds, workstations, an HD TV, docking stations, and a lounge chair. Valet parking is available.


Meeting Agenda

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, 2024

General FoodPro System Training

Before Conference | Pyle Center

This training session is separate from the conference. If you are interested in attending, please contact Aurora Information Systems.

Conference Registration 

1 PM – 8 PM | Memorial Union

Presenters Meeting

5 PM – 5:30 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

Quick meeting for presenters to go over expectations, IT information, etc during the conference.

Opening Session 

6 PM – 7:15 PM | Union South - Marquee Theater

Welcome and Introduction, Dining Services Director Speech, Board Introductions, Aurora Information's Speech, Session Review, Housekeeping, What is the FoodPro User Group and Additional Resources.

Opening Reception

7:15 PM – 8:30 PM | Union South - Pavilion

Wisconsin Tailgate Theme with heavy appetizers, stations and bar. We will have drink tickets and a cash bar. At the Sett Recreation, there will be bowling and pool. Plus, tours of Union South.

Hospitality Suite

9 PM - 11 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Deck

Overlooking the Memorial Union Terrace. Snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as games and entertainment.



MONDAY, JULY 29TH, 2024

Breakfast

7 AM – 8:30 AM | Memorial Union - Profile & Tripp Commons

Conference Welcome

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

Conference welcome, introductions and housekeeping items.

History of the Wisconsin Union & Networking Activity

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

Breakout Sessions (A)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM | Pyle Center

Content:

Inventory Programs Review & Best Practices 

Kathleen Franc, Princeton University

Data Integration & How it is Used

Brian Jermyn, Tufts University 

Aurora Information Systems Presents

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

FoodPro release highlights and client activities

Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:20 PM | Memorial Union - Restaurants

Breakout Sessions (B)

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM | Pyle Center

Content:

Nutrition Roundtable

Kathleen Franc, Princeton University

Using FoodPro to Manage Costs

Josh Berg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Union

Breakout Sessions (C)

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM | Pyle Center

Content:

In case You Missed It - Little known features that you can do in FoodPro

Eric Lam, Aurora Information Systems

Leadership/Director Roundtable

Patti Klos, Tufts University

Tours of the Wisconsin Union's Food Service Operations

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | TBD

Free Time & Hoofer’s Water Sports

5 PM – 7 PM | Memorial Union - Lower Level Hoofers

Attendees have free time and can use their Hoofer’s Water Sports Coupon

Dinner Buffet & Evening Activity

7 PM – 10 PM | Memorial Union - Great Hall

Hospitality Suite

10 PM – 11 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Deck

Overlooking the Memorial Union Terrace. Snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as games and entertainment.

 


TUESDAY, JULY 30TH, 2024

Breakfast

7 AM – 8:30 AM | Pyle Center

Breakout Sessions (D)

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM | Pyle Center

Content:

Enhancement Modules - Implementation Overview

Jim Ciccaglione, Aurora Information Systems

Strategies for Menu Planning for Accurate Forecasting

University of Northern Iowa

Breakout Sessions (E)

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM | Pyle Center

Content:

Global Recipes - Overview on Global Recipes and Best Practices

Joseph Zavala, University of California-Riverside

FoodPro Standard Operating Procedures Roundtable - How do we operationalize FoodPro?

Maggie Doherty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Union

Breakout Sessions (F)

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM | Pyle Center

Content:

Getting Started with FoodPro Web Solutions

Kathleen Franc, Princeton University & Eric Lam, Aurora Information Systems

Purchasing & Ordering Processes, Responsibilites and Tools in FoodPro

Jason Schroer, Ohio University

Lunch

11:20 AM – 1 PM | Pyle Center

Breakout Sessions (G)

1 PM – 1:50 PM | Pyle Center

Content:

FoodPro Internal Order Groups

Jon Panganiban, University of California-Riverside

TCL - The Basics & Tips

Kathleen Franc, Princeton University

FoodPro User Group Business Meeting

2:15 PM – 4 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

Moderated by the FoodPro Advisory Board. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate. A voting delegate from each school is required to attend.

Free Time & Hoofer’s Water Sports

4 PM – 7 PM | Memorial Union - Lower Level Hoofers

Attendees have free time and can use their Hoofer’s Water Sports Coupon

Plated Dinner

7 PM – 8:30 PM | Memorial Union - Great Hall

Evening Activity

8:30 PM – 10 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Commons

Hospitality Suite

10 PM – 11 PM | Memorial Union - Tripp Deck

Over looking the Memorial Union Terrace. Snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as games and entertainment.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31ST, 2024

Breakfast

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM | Pyle Center

Some Wishes Do Come True

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM | Pyle Center - AT&T Lounge

An open forum where you can contribute your ideas and enhancement requests to a Wish List that will be compiled and presented to Aurora Information Systems. Many requests from prior Wish List sessions have already been incorporated into recent FoodPro releases.

General Session

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM | Pyle Center - AT&T Lounge

Content: Ask the Wizards

General Session

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM | Pyle Center - AT&T Lounge

Content: FoodPro Staying on Top Discussion

We will be sharing some recurring topics that are brought up in the FoodPro User Group. Proctored by Maggie Doherty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Union.

Conference Wrap Up

11:40 AM – 12 PM | Pyle Center - AT&T Lounge

Lunch

12 PM | Memorial Union Restaurants

 


Memorial Union

The conference will be held at the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. As one of the most beloved and historic destinations on campus, Memorial Union is the place to come socialize, relax, study, eat and enjoy all the beautiful sunsets and lake views that Madison has to offer. Situated on the shores of Lake Mendota, the classic architecture of the building boasts a picturesque lakeside view as well as a terrace with 600 colorful sunburst chairs.

Madison, WI


Guest Meals

Menus Coming Soon!


Traveling to Madison

We recommend flying into the Madison Dane County Airport (MSN). It is not necessary to rent a car while at the conference, everything is within a few blocks and it is very easy to walk around town. 

By Plane

Madison: Dane County Regional Airport is located 4 miles northeast of downtown Madison. Most major airlines fly into Madison. You can continue to the meeting site via taxi, Uber or Lyft and fares generally run between $12-$20. Please visit www.msnairport.com for more information.

Milwaukee: General Mitchell International Airport (www.mitchellairport.com) is located in Milwaukee, WI, approximately 75 miles east of Madison. You may continue to Madison via car or bus. 

Chicago: Chicago, IL is located 150 miles southeast of Madison and has two international airports: Midway and O'Hare International Airport. Both airports can be found by visiting www.ohare.com - passengers can continue to Madison via car or bus.

By Bus

Milwaukee: The Badger Bus Coach line runs 6 trips daily from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport directly to the meeting site for around $23 one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Please call (608) 276-7490 for more information or visit www.badgerbus.com

Chicago: The Van Galder Bus Company runs several times daily from both O'Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the Madison meeting site. The one way fare is currently $30-$32 and travel time is approximately 3.5 hours. Please call (800) 747-0994 for more information or visit www.vangalderbus.com

Uber & Lyft 
Uber and Lyft are both available in Madison and will provide rides to and from the Dane County Regional Airport. To utilize, download either the Uber or Lyft app on your smartphone. 

Parking
Parking in Madison is very limited. If you plan to bring a car to the meeting, we suggest parking it at the hotel. 


Contact Us

Wisconsin Union Conference Management

Conference Questions: msdoherty@wisc.edu 

Registration Questions: conferences@union.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Union

Conference Management

800 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53706