2018 Transfinder Annual Client Summit - Albany, NY

Albany, New York
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 Transfinder Annual Client Summit - Albany, NY
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Thursday, April 19, 2018

*Renaissance Albany Hotel
55 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207
United States

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More Learning, More Networking and More Fun for ACS 2018!

Transfinder is holding its 9th Annual Client Summit in Albany, NY from April 17-19, 2018 at the amazing new Capital Center. This is the premier annual networking and educational event for our clients. This year also marks Transfinder’s 30th Anniversary of providing innovation, people and service to the transportation industry. To mark this milestone, we are bringing More Learning, More Networking, More Fun to ACS 2018 in every way!

The Annual Client Summit offers 55 computer lab and classroom courses designed by our training team for all levels of users from new to advanced, and everything from the basics of routing, to how to analyze and find efficiencies using our software. You asked and we listened. For ACS 2018 we have added many new classes that are not found in Transfinder University. 

In addition, we are offering NAPT Professional Certification courses that can be applied toward being a Certified Pupil Transportation Specialist, Certified Supervisor of Transportation, or a Certified Director of Pupil Transportation.

NAPT Professional Development Series Courses:

  • 601 – School Bus Routing & Scheduling I: A four-hour workshop that examines theories and strategies for successful routing. Route types, stop choice, and multi-trip options will be discussed as well as the development of policy and procedures and their implications for economy and safety.
  • 701 – Introduction to Leadership & Management: A four-hour workshop that defines the role of leadership for both experienced and novice managers.  The course reviews different leadership models and explains how different models must be used with different individuals and in different circumstances. 
  • 902 – Crisis Communication: Crises – however you define them – are inevitable.  It is therefore important to have a crisis plan ingrained into your organization’s culture.  A good crisis plan creates a process that enables quick reactions and intelligent decision-making throughout the ordeal.

NEW FOR 2018!

Attendees can participate in many new classroom and computer lab sessions in 2018. We have you covered with new offerings from Routefinder Pro to Routefinder GO to GPS and more!

Some of the courses being offered...

Routefinder Pro Routefinder GO GPS Connect NAPT Courses
State Reporting Session: New York (NAPDW) Data on the Go Maximizing Planned vs. Actual Data with GPS School Bus Routing & Scheduling I
State Reporting Session: New Jersey (DRTRS)  Taking Attendance with Routefinder GO  GPS Health Check  Introduction to Leadership & Management 
Are You a Rock Star?  Managing Unexpected Situations on the GO    Crisis Communication 

Some other new classroom and computer lab sessions include:

  • Servicefinder: Best Practices in Setting up a Service Schedule
  • Driver Shortage SolutionsDiscussion-filled class providing ideas to combat this nation-wide issue
  • Transfinder Support's FAQs – Interactive session focusing on top support questions
  • Seeing the ConnectionLearn how Transfinder’s suite of products work together
  • Are You a Power User?This class will focus on High-level functionality of Routefinder Pro


Plus, many of the popular courses are returning - with new content and all are updated with the latest versions available.

Boot Camp 
The optional Pre-Summit Program returns in 2018 on Tuesday morning, April 17th.  For users that are newer to Routefinder Pro, Boot Camp or "basic training" sessions will be held in computer labs.  Boot Camp is specifically ideal for beginners as an intensive workshop that is given in three parts to gain hands-on understanding of how to use the fundamental tools of Routefinder Pro and provide users with a strong foundation to ensure success in other summit sessions.

Space is limited, so please be sure to register and sign-up early to secure your place.

Each attendee participating in the Boot Camp will be charged an additional $179.00 to the Summit Fee.

Certification Exams
Test your knowledge of Transfinder products and earn professional certification on our software modules during the optional Post-Summit Program

Prior to the summit you will receive a study guide to help you prepare for the written examination which will consist of multiple-choice, matching, and True/False questions.  During the exam you will have hands-on access to the software to enable you to successfully complete the exam.

Professional Certification available for:
  • Routefinder Pro
  • Infofinder le
  • Servicefinder
  • GPS Connect (Busfinder)

Each attendee will be charged an additional $99.00 for each professional certification exam taken.

Official Summit Hotel
Renaissance Albany (Room Block Currently Sold Out)

At the Renaissance Albany, you will be nestled in the heart of the Capital of New York state, in the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel, and at the base of the Capital Steps. The Hotel combines old world charm with handsome dark wood paneling and stunning marble floors, with modern touches of convenience and flare. Within brisk walking distance to the Empire State Plaza, the NYS Legislative Office Building and the strong and beautiful Hudson River, the Renaissance Albany is attached to the Albany Capital Center. The views of Albany are unparalleled, through the over-large windows and they welcome a pleasing amount of natural light into your room.

Renaissance Albany
144 State Street

Albany, NY 12207

Reservations: online or by phone
Phone: +1 888-236-2427
FAX: +1 518-992-2501
Online: Click here

Group Name: Transfinder Corporation 2018 Annual Client Summit

Summit Hotel Rate (Room Block Currently Sold Out)
$169.00 to 189.00 USD/night

(Credit card required to hold reservation – if you have a P.O. from your district, a check needs to be sent to the hotel one month prior or pay by credit card)

Albany International Airport - ALB
Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary
Shuttle Phone: +1 518 992 2500
Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD  (one way)


On-site parking, fee: 6 USD hourly, 22 USD daily

Additional Summit Hotel: 
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown, NY
25 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12210

Reservations: online or by phone
Phone: +1-518-432-7000
Online: Click Here

Group Name: Transfinder Corporation-2018 Annual Client Summit

Summit Hotel 
$152.00 USD/night
(Credit card required to hold reservation – if you have a P.O. from your district, you can bring a check to the hotel for payment or pay by credit card)

For Additional Information on how to plan your stay in Albany...
Check out the Visitors Guide at www.albany.org/transfinder-annual-client-summit


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payments by Check and Purchase Orders must be received by April 9, 2018. (Sponsor payments by 4/1/2018)

    ** If Paying by PURCHASE ORDER - Receipt of a purchase order does not constitute payment of early bird discount.

    If full payment is not received by March 1, 2018 (Early Bird deadline), the registrant will be invoiced the regular registration fee. All fees must be pre-paid prior to attending the meeting.

    Please Send Payments
    (Checks and Purchase Orders) to:
    Attn: Bridget Moore
    440 State Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

    Credit Cards Payments will be processed at the time of  completion of registration.

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