Big XII Housing Conference - Austin, Texas 2011

2012 FoodProregistered User's Conference
July 22-25, 2012 - Austin, Texas

Conference Agenda

Be a FoodPro Star Deep in the Heart of Texas

Hosted By: The University of Texas at Austin

Category Legend:
[C] = Coordinators
[P] = Production
[D] = Directors
[T] = Technical
[G] = General
[W] = Warehouse
[M] = Marketing
[N] = Nutritive

Sunday, July 22nd

8:30AM – 4:30PM General FoodProregistered System Training Session [G]

Presented by:  Aurora Information Systems

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

[210 Room in San Jacinto]          

1:00PM – 8:00PM Conference Registration [G]

[Hallway outside Multi-Purpose Room in San Jacinto]

5:15PM – 6:00PM Opening Session [G]

Welcome by University of Texas & FoodProregistered Advisory Board

Welcome by Aurora Information Systems

Overview of Conference Sessions

Austin Texas Overview Presentation

[Multi-Purpose Room in San Jacinto]

6:00PM – 8:00PM Opening Reception [G]
Menu: Texas BBQ

[Multi-Purpose Room in San Jacinto]

8:00PM – 11:00PM Hospitality Suite [G]

[Room Location to be determined]

Monday, July 23rd

7:00AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast 

8:30AM – 9:00AM Conference Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping [G]

 [Multi-Purpose Room in San Jacinto]

9:00AM – 9:45AM Keynote Session [G]

“Turning Stress Into Resiliency”
Presented by:  Mary Steinhardt, PhD., University of Texas

10:00AM – 10:50AM Breakout Sessions

  1. Invoice Entry Options [G]
    A review of the many features available in the FoodProregistered invoice entry process to facilitate efficient and accurate invoicing.
  2. Sharing Menu Information [G, M, N]
    Presenting important information to your customers including web menus, labels, allergens, vegetarian, religious restrictions, etc.
  3. Tech Talk [T]
    Topics including Virtualization, Windows 7, Thin Clients, UAC, Permissions, etc.


11:00AM – 12:15PM Aurora Information Systems Presents [G]

FoodProregistered 2.5 Release Highlights.

12:15PM – 1:30PM Lunch 

1:30PM – 2:20PM Breakout Sessions

  1.  Benefits of the POS Interface [C, D, G]
    Improve accuracy, sales reporting, and forecasting efficiency, and reduce labor in different types of operations.
  2.  ACI:  Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask [C, P]
    Using the new program features and established concepts to manage your ACI.
  3.  Managing Sustainability With FoodProregistered [G, M]
    A discussion and examples on different approaches to track local and sustainable products.



2:30PM – 3:20PM Breakout Sessions

  1. Printing Options In FoodProregistered [C, G, P, T]
    An exploration of the various printing options available in FoodProregistered.
  2.  Location Inventory [C, P]
    Correctly identifying the fields in location inventory and when to use the various fields.
  4.  Production Basics [C, P, G]

3:20PM – 3:40PM Break 

3:40PM – 4:30PM Breakout Sessions

  1. Labels [M, N]
    Exploring the process of developing product labels for your operation.
  2. Franchise Concepts & FoodProregistered Roundtable [G]
    How to setup and manage franchise and self-branded concepts in FoodProregistered.
  3. Streamlining Data Entry [G]
    Using new and existing tools to make this process easier.

6:15PM Walk/travel to Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum

Texas state history museum with three floors of interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater.

6:30PM – 9:00PM Tour of Museum & Dinner

9:00PM – 11:00PM Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, July 24th

7:00AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast

8:30AM - 9:20AM Breakout Sessions

  1. How to Present Accurate Nutrition Info [N]
  2.  Commissary Module [C, D, G, P]
    An explanation of this enhancement module and how these schools are managing central production.
  3. Menus [G]
    Managing menus in FoodProregistered.

9:30AM - 10:20AM Breakout Sessions

  1. Roundtable: Taking Information Back From The Conference [G]
    How your campus benefits from your attendance at the conference.
  2. Forecasting Basics [C, G, P]
    A basic overview of the forecasting process and its benefits.
  3. Purchasing With FoodProregistered [G]
    Different approaches to activating purchasing in FoodProregistered.

10:30AM – 11:45AM Breakout Sessions

  1. Kathleen’s Top 10 [G]
    A seasoned Food Proregistered user shares her Top 10 list of things every FP user should know.
  2. Vendor Quick Orders
    Increase your productivity via this underutilized feature.

11:45AM – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM -1:50PM Breakout Sessions


  1. Nutritive Analysis Module Review [C, M, N]
    An overview of the mechanics and features of this module.
  2. Production Roundtable [C, G, P]
    Share the way your operation utilizes FoodProregistered in the kitchen.
  3.   Location Cost Summary / Inventory Analysis [C, D, G]
    Understanding these week end reports and what the numbers mean.

2:00PM – 2:50PM Breakout Sessions

  1. When Do I …? [C, G, P]
    A review of the tasks that are completed to properly maintain and manage your FoodProregistered data:  daily, weekly, monthly.
  2. Chefs’ Corner [C, P]
    Empower your production staff to take advantage of FoodProregistered production reports and tools.
  3. Purchasing Roundtable [G, P, W]
    Various purchasing topics including the role of the purchasing agent, qualifying products, and ordering and receiving.

2:50PM – 3:15PM Break

3:15PM – 4:30PM FoodProregistered User Group Business Meeting [G]

Moderated by:  FoodProregistered Advisory Board
A voting delegate from each school is requested to attend.  All others are encouraged to attend and participate.  Two new Advisory Board members will be elected to a two year term and future conference sites will be discussed.

6:15PM – 9:00PM TexMex Fiesta 

Speaker Recognitions
University of Texas Acknowledgments

9:30PM-11:00PM Hospitality Suite


Wednesday, July 25th

7:00AM – 8:00AM Breakfast

8:00AM – 9:15AM Tips & Tricks [G]
Tips, Tricks & Hidden features in revealed FoodProregistered.

9:25AM – 10:40AM Breakout Sessions

  1. Overview of the FoodProregistered 2.4 Release Features [G]
  2. Tour of UT Campus
  3. Exploring the Concept of a Waste Tracking Module

10:50 – 11:45 AM Some Wishes Do Come True [G]

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 FoodProregistered releases.


11:45AM – 12:00PM Conference Wrap Up and Closing Remarks [G]

12:00PM Lunch