Come join customers, partners, and the NextGate Team at Make the Connection! our annual user conference. You’ll learn almost everything you’ve wanted to know about our MatchMetrix® product suite, including the new iDAS solution framework.

Throughout the conference and during our Attendee Appreciation cocktail reception on Monday night, you’ll get to share experiences with other users, meet the NextGate executive, engineering, services, and sales teams, and just have a lot of fun!

Sessions will span two days and include technical, business and partner sessions.

This fantastic event is being held at the beautiful and relaxing Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA., a little over an hour south of Los Angeles. Located across from the beach and with many on-site amenities, it’s a great opportunity to bring friends and family. We’ve even arranged for the discounted room rate to apply before and after the conference, so you can make a holiday of it. Register today!

NextGate’s Make the Connection! Key Agenda Topics:


4 – 6 Registration (Lobby)

5 – 6 Partner Marketing & Sales Support (Laguna 1)


6:30 – 8 Registration (Upper Patio)

7 – 8 Support Procedures & Monitoring (Laguna 2)

  • Partners Only
  • David Vasko & Matt Stansbury

8 – 9 Welcome and Keynote (Laguna 1)

  • Keynote Address: WHO DAT(a)
    • Dr. Steve Davis

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Presentation (Laguna 2)

  • Facial Recognition & Biometrics
    • Andy Aroditis

4 – 5 Master Data Planning for States and Statewide Exchanges (Laguna 1)

  • Jim Younkin, CedarBridge Group

5:30 – 8 Cocktail Reception (Del Mar Lawn)


6:30 – 8 Breakfast (Upper Patio)

7 – 8 Implementation Best Practices (Laguna 2)

  • Partners Only
  • Mary Ann Williams

8 – 9 Connecting the Dots for a Logical Implementation Across Disparate Systems (Laguna 1)

  • Minakshi Tikoo, Department of Social Services, CT

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Services Update (Laguna 2)

  • Mona Recalde

1:45 – 2:45 Serving a Region Through a Network (Laguna 1)

  • John Supra, Care Coordination Institute, SC

4 – 5 NextGate Product Road Map and Closing Remarks (Laguna 1)

  • Gavik Nalbandian, Kevin Schmidt, Justin Cozzens, Rich Garcia & Andy Aroditis

Click here for a complete pdf version of the Make the Connection! agenda.

Join us at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, California:

  • Airport

    The closest airport to the resort is John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA), located 24 miles southeast. For convenience, the resort is located 60 miles from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). There is no shuttle service to or from the airports to the hotel. It is recommended to either rent a car or use a service (Uber, Lyft, or taxi).

  • Parking

    Valet parking rate is $37 per day. Self-parking is not available.

  • Check-in and Check-out

    Check-in: 4 p.m.
    Check-out: 11 a.m.

Book your hotel accommodations now!

Registration Information

Registration is free to all NextGate customers and partners. For planning purposes, please register by May 15.
For registration after May 15, please contact the NextGate Conference Coordinator

Make the Connection! sessions will span two days and cover both technical, business and partner topics. Throughout the conference and during our Attendee Appreciation cocktail reception on Monday night, you’ll get to share experiences with other users and partners, meet the NextGate executive, engineering, services, and sales teams, and have a lot of fun! We encourage you to take advantage of all the conference offerings to make the most of your experience. We look forward to seeing you there!

To register yourself or a group of your colleagues, visit our registration page.

The Simple Facts

What: NextGate’s Make the Connection! annual User Group
When: June 12-13, 2017 Save the date!
Where: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA
Registration: FREE
User Group Hotel: Visit the hotel website for most recent room rates

For more information, contact Alex at (626) 768-3775.

Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa