Expo 2014: Going Places

Highlights from Foothold Expo 2014

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Expo 2014 Sessions Available!

The following Expo 2014 session presentations are available for download in PDF format. If you have trouble viewing or downloading any of the files, email us at expo2014@footholdtechnology.com.

HMIS 2014: The Road Ahead
Cruise to Success: Maximizing Your BillingBuilder Investment 
Reaching New Heights: The Cloud, AWARDS, and IT at Your Agency 
Prepare for Take Off: Process Decisions for Implementations
The Conversion to DSM-5 and ICD10: New Roads Ahead 
The Train to Success: Tips for Teaching AWARDS
Client-Led Data Collection: The Journey Is as Important as the Destination
Don’t Miss Your Help Desk Connection: Troubleshooting and Reporting
Health Homes, Waivers, HARPs and More: Itinerary for the Future

Many thanks to all who helped make Expo 2014: Going Places a huge success!

On June 26, 2014, Foothold welcomed our largest group of participants to date at Expo 2014: Going Places. Clients gathered from all across the nation and Puerto Rico for the opportunity to network, learn, and have some fun along the way.

Expo 2014 marked our seventh annual user’s conference, but this year included many firsts. Due to unprecedented demand, we created a group of lunchtime topic tables to bring like-minded individuals together for the opportunity to share their experiences; tables included New Jersey DD agencies, newly implemented AWARDS agencies, and newly certified AWARDS users. Also, for the first time in a number of years, we included an opening presentation entitled “Upgrade to First Class: Stay Ahead of the Data Curve.” Within this presentation, experts from both inside Foothold as well as our partnering organizations displayed how data exchange is revolutionizing the operation of many agencies.

And, of course, we included all of the usual elements of a Foothold Expo. We kicked the day off with the engaging and entertaining spoken word poet Sarah Kay, and aligning with our theme, moved into 16 breakout sessions designed to help agencies Go Places with AWARDS – road maps for industry developments, stories of successful journeys in implementation, tips for guiding your agency through a training, and the list goes on. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, and we’re already looking forward to Expo 2015.

To view photos from Expo 2014: Going Places, click on the photos below.

Keynote Speaker


Sarah Kay, Spoken Word Poet

Sarah Kay uses the power of spoken word to inspire creativity and self-empowerment in others. She began performing her phenomenal spoken-word poetry when she was only 14 years old—quickly becoming a fixture at the famous Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and from there went on to become a featured speaker at the 2011 TED Conference, where the poem she presented on “The Rediscovery of Wonder” garnered two standing ovations and has now been seen by over two million people online.  To view Sarah’s 2011 TED Talk, click here.

Sarah is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., a education organization that celebrates and inspires self-expression in youth through spoken-word poetry. Through her involvement with the organization, Sarah has taught spoken-word poetry to students of all ages, in classrooms and workshops all over the world. She is also a documentary filmmaker, playwright, singer, songwriter, photographer, and editor for Write Bloody Publishing, and holds a Master’s Degree in The Art of Teaching from Brown University.

Sarah has performed her poetry in venues across the United States, including the Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the United Nations, where she was a featured performer for the launch of the 2004 World Youth Report. Her international credits include the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, France, and Singapore.

She is the author of the book B, which was ranked the number one poetry title on Amazon.com, and her work can also be found in literary journals, such as Foundling Review, Damselfly Press, decomP, the Literary Bohemian, and Pear Noir!

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