2018 User Conference

Learn. Network. Have Fun.

October 3-5, 2018   |   Cleveland, Ohio

Be a part of the year’s biggest client event!

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6 Learning Tracks

Learning paths for PMs, payroll, base users and more


Step into our Support Bull Pen for one-on-one answers


Build your own schedule with session options all day


Bring back value for your company; have fun for yourself


NASBA-registered for your professional advancement


Discover new products, and meet industry partners

2018 Conference Week





CPE Information

foundation software pre-conference foundation college

Cleveland, Ohio     |    October 1-2, 2018

Kick-start your week of learning by attending your choice of Foundation College classes — “Effective Utilization of FOUNDATION” for new and base-module users, or “Query Tool for Forms & Reports” to learn how you can build more with your project and financial data.

Monday, October 1
8am-5pm Query Tool for Forms & Reports


Effective Utilization of FOUNDATION

Tuesday, October 2
8am-5pm Query Tool for Forms & Reports


Effective Utilization of FOUNDATION

Dive deeper into each class when you preview the full schedule online

foundation software user conference track overview

Cleveland, Ohio     |    October 3-5, 2018

Fill out your week with opportunities to learn, network and have fun. Check out our learning tracks, and review the full schedule online.

Advanced Job Costing & G/L

Level: Advanced

This advanced track is taught as a single three-day class, Wednesday through Friday, giving you a deeper practical understanding and skillset in the Job Costing and General Ledger Modules.

Building Your FOUNDATION Core

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Learn how to make those FOUNDATION modules your own with our beginner and refresher track. It’s designed to lead you through what you need to know about your base system and point you to the next level of your user development.

Mastering Your Payroll

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

From everyday processing to year-end and advanced troubleshooting, get a crash course in mastering numerous aspects of your FOUNDATION payroll.

Managing the Project

Level: Intermediate

Center on the job, with an exploration into the modules, reports and mobile tools that matter most to project managers and the operations side of construction.

Additional Tracking & Billing

Level: Intermediate

Build out your FOUNDATION expertise with additional modules that extend your company’s ability to bill and track true project costs.

Discovering FOUNDATION Tools

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Dive deeper into underexplored tools in your FOUNDATION system, from report and form designers to mobile tools. See what additional value you can be getting out of your software.

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foundation software user conference social events

New this year — we’re taking this party outside!

Join us offsite for fun evening events! Downtown Cleveland has a variety of local dining and entertainment hot spots for all tastes. So whether you’re coming with us or branching out on your own, we hope you use this time to discover our city!

foundation software user conference schedule for wednesday

Foundation Taste Tour

Unwind after a long day of learning with good company and great food!

We’ve selected a handful of restaurants within walking distance of the convention center where you can stop by for a complimentary drink and appetizer. Feel free to visit just one or stop at them all before having dinner on your own or continuing the evening with Foundation staff and other clients.

foundation software user conference schedule for thursday

Bowling, Billiards, Bites, oh my!

Show off your skills at our after-dinner get-together.

Join us from 8 to 10pm at the Corner Alley, where we’ve reserved the whole venue just for our clients and staff! We’ll have hors d’oeuvres and drinks available, and you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of activities from bowling, to pool and other games. Or just sit back and relax with your colleagues and catch a game on one of the many flat-screen TVs.

foundation software user conference keynote speakers

Cleveland, Ohio     |    October 3-5, 2018

James V. Lundy, Jr.

James V. Lundy, Jr., CPA — Partner, Marcum LLP
Tax Planning Strategies: What to Do While You Still Have Time!

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This session will outline strategies you can implement while there’s time to make a difference. Get a roadmap providing the pre-year-end planning that’s essential for the construction industry, and take advantage of key tax-saving opportunities that allow for the health of your financial statements.

Anthony R. Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP

Anthony R. Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP — National Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Implementing the New Revenue Recognition Standard Through the Eyes of the Contractor

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Charting a course through the murky waters of the new revenue recognition standard for construction companies isn’t for the faint of heart — even among CPAs. But it’s the contractor who’s ultimately responsible for implementing it. We’ll discuss what it is, what it’s for and how it impacts your job cost accounting and financial reporting.

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NASBA CPE Sponsor Logo

Registered CPE Sponsor

Foundation Software, LLC. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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Welcome To Our City

“Downtown was a great location.”

“This city is alive!”

“I love downtown Cleveland!
This venue was awesome.”

— 2017 attendees

Come to the city Foundation clients raved about last year. The spacious Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is set in the heart of revitalized downtown Cleveland, just a walking distance from beautiful hotels, outstanding local restaurants and the famed Playhouse District.

Learn more about how you can make the most of your trip at Destination Cleveland.

huntington convention center in cleveland ohio

Group Discount Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements, and we’ve partnered with two hotels just a short walk from our venue.

Hilton Downtown Cleveland (limited rooms are available!)
Directly connected to the Convention Center

100 Lakeside Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44114
$209 per night
Reserve Online »

Cleveland Marriott
at Key Center

Across from the Convention Center

1360 W. Mall Drive
Cleveland, OH 44114
$179 per night
Reserve Online »

Early-Bird Registration & Pricing

Foundation College

$1195 / per person
  • Choose from one of the following:
  • Query Tool for Forms & Reports
    – OR –
    Effective Utilization of FOUNDATION

Early-bird pricing vaild to 8/31/2018
Regular pricing = $1295 per person

User Conference

$1895 / per person
  • 6 learning tracks
  • 26 different sessions
  • Live support on-site
  • Leading vendors
  • Up to 18 CPE credits
  • Fun and networking

Early-bird pricing vaild to 8/31/18
Regular pricing = $1995 per person

Bring A Guest

$300 / per person
  • Guest pass includes:
  • All meals
  • All evening events

Questions / Cancellations / Complaint Resolution

Contact Deanna Nwosu at (800) 246-0800 x 476 or events@foundationsoft.com.

Other Important Details

The delivery method of all classes listed above is “Group Live,” and the field of study falls under the classification of “Specialized Knowledge & Application.”

Breakfast, lunch, daily beverage service and snacks are included in registration price. Travel and lodging ARE NOT included.

Foundation Software Event Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $50.00 administration fee, may be given for cancellations sent to events@foundationsoft.com before September 1, 2018. Cancellations between September 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018, may receive a 50% refund of registration fees paid. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations the day of the event. Substitutions are available at any time for no additional cost.