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Join us for OUTC16

February 21 - 25 • Los Angeles, CA

Our 2016 conference will take place at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in the heart of Los Angeles. At OUTC16, we will spotlight the innovative ways our developers, our product, and our customers are addressing higher ed challenges. Attend the conference to learn about the latest OU Campus features that will transform your content management and digital marketing experience. Hear about innovative web strategies and best practices from higher education experts and network with peers from other colleges and universities. If you would like to expand your knowledge even further, choose from an extensive list of training workshops that will provide you with valuable skills to utilize when you return to your campus. In addition to the incredible learning opportunities, OUTC16 will be packed with fun. Our Sunday evening reception is the perfect way to kick off the conference, and the Roaring '20s Hollywood Dinner Party on Monday night will be epic! 

We hope you join us for the best conference of the year. See you at OUTC16!


Lance Merker

Lance Merker

President and CEO


Camarillo, CA

Lance has been president and CEO of OmniUpdate since 2001 and has shaped the company to be the marketplace leader it is today. Lance has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry and received the eduWeb Summit Award for Industry Excellence in 2014. As a thought leader, he is a regular guest speaker at higher ed web conferences.

Shahab Lashkari

Shahab Lashkari

Director of Product Development


Camarillo, CA

With a lifelong passion for computer science, Shahab enjoys all things technical. At California State University Channel Islands, he has taught courses in Web Development, Android Game Programming, and Human Computer Interaction. Shahab's background in software development and education provide unique insight in his mission to create better tools for higher ed.


  • The attention to customers' needs and the commitment to making sure all participants are learning and enjoying themselves is unsurpassed.

    Ed Puckett
    University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Every year I go to the conference (this was my 4th time), I come back motivated about my job and excited to start implementing everything I learned. The conference makes me a better asset to my school. It's a great opportunity to make connections, see what other institutions are doing, and bring a wealth of knowledge and action items back to campus.

    Phil Hamer
    Allan Hancock College

  • The OmniUpdate Conference is the best networking opportunity I have experienced.

    Eric Niemiller
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • I was already sold on OU Campus as a solution. Now I'm sold on OmniUpdate as a company. Their staff is amazing and very talented, and the constant initiative to improve on an already great CMS is fantastic. Attending the conference was the perfect welcome to the OU Campus community.

    Craig Tommola
    Hope College

  • This conference provided the best of both worlds: deep and engaging training, and unparalleled networking and socializing.

    Stephen C. Fornal
    Tarrant County College

  • As a new customer, we were blown away by our first OUTC and hope to attend many more. We learned so much more than we could have anticipated and are excited to get moving with our project!

    Matt McCullough
    University of New Haven

  • The OmniUpdate User Training Conference is both exciting and informative. When I leave the conference, I always have new ideas to bring back to my department, thus making my team more innovative and efficient. If I had to pick only one conference to go to a year, this one would be my pick! I love the software, love the support, love the people!

    Romana Amato
    Saint Xavier University

  • I can't imagine not going to this conference. The sessions are extremely inspiring and informative, the camaraderie among users is unparalleled, and the OmniUpdate staff members are full of helpful tips and advice. This conference not only provides me with the tools to move forward on current projects I'm facing, but it also ramps up my creative drive enough to sustain it for the rest of the year. Awesome-sauce!

    Jennie Powers
    Auburn University


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