Atrium User Conference 2019

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October 7-9, 2019 in Athens, GA

All conference events will be held at the Graduate Athens unless otherwise specified.

Graduate Athens
295 Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601 

About the 2019 Atrium User Conference

We are excited to be hosting the 2019 Atrium Users Conference here at the University of Georgia in Athens.  

UGA invites you to attend this three-day event where you will have an opportunity to connect with other Atrium client users and benefit from shared experiences, idea generation, collaboration, and relationship building. Clients will also engage with vendor partners to discuss technologies that integrate and streamline campus operations to evolve your system to enhance the student experience. 

We will walk through the Atrium Product Roadmap, share best practices and ideas for enhancements, and attend presentations from key partners about emerging trends and technologies applicable to your evolving card programs. 


Conference Speakers Include:


Staff photo of Robert Holden.Robert Holden

Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services, University of Georgia

Robert Holden is the Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services at the University of Georgia (UGA) and President of the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS). He has been professionally involved in the education field for 35 years, holding a variety of executive and senior management positions at UGA, the University of California San Diego, the University of Alaska, and the second largest public school district in Alaska.

As a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP), Robert is skilled in all aspects of higher education leadership, management, and administration, including dining, contract management, customer service, inventory management, loss prevention, contract negotiation, policy analysis, problem solving, project management, and retail operations.

Outside of his work in education, he works with non-profit organizations, consulting with boards and working with the local community. He has a passion for food and has worked with Campuses, Foodbanks, Soup kitchens and other organization to help further their mission and vision. Robert holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Alaska, and a BA (Justice) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Headshot of Tammy Johnson.Tammy Johnson

President and CEO, Atrium

Tammy Johnson has been in the campus card industry since 2003, beginning her career as Chief Financial Officer for JSA Technologies. In 2012, she expanded her role to become CFO and one of the founders of Atrium. In 2015, her passion for the Atrium team and clients propelled her to step into the position of CEO, a role in which she continues to proudly serve today.  

She received her MBA from Northeastern University and brings with her experience in the finance industry from companies Smith Barney and ORBCOMM.  

Tammy lives outside of Boston, MA, with her two kids. She enjoys the outdoors, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Headshot of Dawn Thomas.Dawn Thomas

Executive Director of National Association of Campus Card Users

Dawn has served as executive director of NACCU since July 2016. With the leadership and guidance of a high functioning board and great office team, Dawn has lead the association through the development of a value proposition and a rebrand, all resulting because the association leaders served as catalysts for change in strategic priorities. Membership growth is occurring and new educational and program initiatives are in constant development. Before she was employed by NACCU, Dawn worked 25 years in association management and higher education, serving as Director of Membership Marketing & Events at National Association for Campus Activities, residence life coordinator at the University of South Carolina, and area coordinator at Ball State University. Dawn completed her master’s in higher education administration at Eastern Illinois University, and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University. Prior to her appointment as NACCU’s executive director, Dawn served as a volunteer within various professional organizations related to association management, including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Dawn is currently working toward CAE certification, which is a credential that is the marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

About Atrium

Atrium is a revolutionary campus card management solution for institutions of any size. It provides the functionality of traditional systems … re-imagined for the future. Easy and powerful for administrators to use, Atrium is backed by personalized support and a 100% availability guarantee from a trusted name in the industry. Atrium provides a superior user experience for today’s iGeneration students through effortless access to services on and off campus through their mobile devices. And, as a secure, hosted cloud system, Atrium lowers the cost of ownership making it the ideal campus management solution.

About the University of Georgia

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning and extensive outreach. With its comprehensive reach, the university’s 17 colleges and schools enroll more than 37,000 students and have produced over 315,000 alumni living worldwide. The University of Georgia’s initiatives extend globally while touching every corner of the state, realizing the university’s land- and sea-grant missions. The University of Georgia’s main campus, which spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings, is located in the Classic City of Athens (approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta) and thrives in a community that combines a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center. To its north, the university borders historic downtown Athens, which boasts eclectic boutiques, nationally acclaimed restaurants, entertainment venues and more.

About Athens, Georgia

UGA Visitors Center
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

2019 Atrium User Conference Details

Click here for Atrium User Conference Registration 

Client Member early registration: Send in payment by August 31 to receive a discount. Registration closes on September 15.


Fee includes receptions, three lunches, breaks, banquet, and proceedings. All fees listed in U.S. Funds.
Atrium Client Member:
  • $75 (Early Bird; before/on August 31)
  • $125 (after August 31)

Schedule (Tentative):


Monday, October 7: 

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Atrium Welcome


  • Robert Holden, Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services at University of Georgia 

  • Tammy Johnson, President and CEO of Atrium

  • Dawn Thomas, Executive Director of National Association of Campus Card Users

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: George Mason University — Robots

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: Assa-ABLOY

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch / Networking

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: HID

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: Colorado - LPR

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: WaveLynx Technologies

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Atrium Road Map

6:00 p.m.: Night on the Town

Happy Hour sponsored by WaveLynx Technologies


Tuesday, October 8:

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Registration

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Vendor Exhibit Time

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: DishOut

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: Infor POS

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch / Forum

Meal plan portal demo

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Data Tools Training

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Forum

Atrium Best Practices

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Bus to Athletics

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.: Campus Bus Tour

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 pm.: Bus to Athletics West EndZone

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dinner at UGA

Buses to the hotel run from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, October 9:

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Vendor Exhibit Time

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: Tapingo

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

Speaker: ColorID

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch / UGA B.A. Integration

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Vendor Session

RS2 Technologies

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Users Meeting (clients only)

3:00 p.m.: Close

Atrium Users Conference 2019 Vendor Sponsors

Apriva Logo Assa Abloy logo

Color ID logo


 Dish Out logo  HID logo

 Infor logo


 ITC logo  Jamex logo  RS2 logo
 Tapingo logo  WaveLynx logo  


Accommodation Information

Hotel Block: Graduate Athens

Graduate Athens
295 Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601


Hotel block registration is closed.

Airport Shuttles:

There are many transportation options between Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Athens. Groome Transportation offers a regular shuttle service to and from the UGA Georgia Center as well as to and from many other locations throughout Athens with a reservation, including Graduate Athens. Click here for a full list of Groome Transportation Athens locations and its shuttle schedule. 

2019 Atrium User Conference Registration

Conference registration is now closed. No refunds after Monday, September 9, 2019.

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