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Gateway Ticketing to Hold Southern California User Group Meeting Feb 24-25

Boyertown, PA, USA — Gateway Ticketing Systems’ Southern California User Community will be gathering February 24 – 25, 2014 for the eighth annual Southern California User Group Meeting. The event is hosted by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHM) and will be held at the Museum and on the campus of the University of Southern California. The event is free of cost and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Randy Josselyn, this year’s Southern California Users Group meeting organizer, has been attending the event since its launch 8 years ago: “The SoCal UGM is an amazing opportunity to network with Gateway users in our region and discuss a wide variety of topics impacting our industries. I have been amazed at the growth of our group which started out 8 years ago with about 15 of us meeting together at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to share ideas, tips, what has worked and what hasn’t, and to simply get to know each other. Not much has changed since that first meeting, except of course the size of the group. We now meet annually with 90-100 persons attending, but the fantastic atmosphere remains.”

The meeting, nicknamed the SoCal UGM, began expanding from one day to one and a half last year, allowing the group to spend a half day on a “Membership Roundtable” and delve more in-depth into important topics. This year’s roundtable will be on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Museum and be dedicated to all things membership including tips and tricks, joint memberships, new Galaxy features, membership integrations and more. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the group will have all-day sessions at the University of Southern California on chip and pin technology, packages, Galaxy best practices and reporting applications among other topics. The group will round the day out back at the NHM with a tour highlighting the venue’s ticketing operations and will culminate in a social event after the sessions end.

Although organized and led by the SoCal User Community, Gateway leadership will be in attendance at the User Group Meeting including Gateway President/CEO, Michael Andre and Marketing Manager, Tricia Szurgot, as well as Director of Product, Marcus Lopez and Director of Business Solutions, Scott Lobaugh. The event is always a highlight on the Gateway calendar and Lobaugh is especially looking forward to the chance to meet with Gateway’s many California-based customers: “The SoCal UGM is a testament to the passion our South California customers possess for their profession – and every year’s event tops the one before. From Gateway’s perspective, it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn how our customers are leveraging the Galaxy product suite at their facilities as well as how they hope to in the future. It provides an invaluable perspective that shapes our products and services.”

Interested parties can register online for the Gateway Ticketing Systems Southern California User Group Meeting. 

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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