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COMTEC is the TouchNet Client Conference — and the largest eCommerce conference in all of Higher Education. Come to COMTEC 2014 for the training, guidance, and peer support you need to handle the new rules surrounding campus commerce. Leave with new tools to help you manage a more complex business environment and run campus business better.

  • Get the latest information on PCI, EMV, P2PE, Department of ED, and other current industry issues
  • Learn how to become a change agent by leveraging your U.Commerce investment
  • Earn CPE credits while you learn at many of the COMTEC sessions within all tracks

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COMTEC is the TouchNet Client Conference — and the largest eCommerce conference in all of Higher Education. Build your knowledge with industry experts and new content in 2014 — connect with your peers and colleagues — and create strategies for a better campus commerce environment — all at one great conference.

Who Should Attend?

  • Finance and treasury executives
  • Bursars
  • Business office managers and staff
  • Compliance officers
  • IT/Security managers

Why Should You Attend?

  • Get the latest information on PCI, data security, and new payment technology
  • Receive hands-on training on TouchNet solutions
  • Understand the latest changes in rules and regulations
  • Build your knowledge with industry news and trends
  • Share new ideas and strategies


    • MONDAY November 10th
    • PCI Training - Hit the PCI Bullseye *

      8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    • Open Night, Open Mic Session

      6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    • Welcome reception

      7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    • * Breakfast and Lunch are provided
    • TUESDAY November 11th
    • Continental Breakfast

    • Opening Session & General Sessions

      8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    • Lunch Provided

    • Product announcements & PCI and industry topics

      1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    • On the town

    • WEDNESDAY November 12th
    • Continental Breakfast

    • Product training, customer case studies, & special industry topics

      8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    • Lunch Provided

    • Product training, customer case studies, & PCI topics

      1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    • Dinner & entertainment

      6:00 pm to 9 pm

    • THURSDAY November 13th
    • Continental Breakfast

    • General Sessions & Closing Session

      8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Commerce Strategy

    • C0123 Federal Reserve Study on Payments

    • C0133 Maximize your Payment Mix

    • C0162 E(asy)-Refunds

    • C0231 Trends in Mobile Payments

    • C0251 Strategy for Keeping Campuswide Vendors Compliant *

    • C0261 How ACH Rules & Regs Apply to Your Campus

    • C0313 Find Hidden Savings

    • C0141 1098-T Processing in the Era of IRS 972CG Notices *

    • C0151 Improving Student Satisfaction with Technology *

    • C0241 Gearing Up for Maximum Service

    • C0262 Panel: Cutting Costs with PayPath Convenience Fees *

    • C0272 Marketplace: Your eCommerce Season Pass *

Security & Technology

    • S0121 PCI 101

    • S0131 Communicating in a Crisis

    • S0143 Understanding TouchNet Integration Strategy

    • S0163 Data at Rest: Your Campus at Risk

    • S0232 PCI - The Campus Perspective *

    • S0253 Preparing the Campus for New Technology *

    • S0271 Data Security: An Executive Overview

    • S0311 Secure POS with P2PE Panel

    PCI Pre-Conference Workshop

    • W0011 Casualties In The Cyber War

    • W0021 What's New in PCI DSS 3.0 and How Does It Apply to Me?

    • W0031 Changing the Evolution of Security Culture

    • W0041 SAQ, AEP, Not For Me!

    • W0051 Managing Your CDE (Cardholder Data Environment)

    • W0061 Case Study: Baylor University Reducing Scope

    • W0071 Expert Panel: Trending Topics in the PCI World

    • W0081 You Can't Unring That Bell!

Product Spotlight

    • P0122 U.Commerce Foundation Roadmap

    • P0132 Bill+Payment Roadmap

    • P0142 Marketplace Roadmap

    • P0152 Cashiering Product Roadmap

    • P0153 Introducing TouchNet Transaction Services

    • P0161 SponsorPoint Roadmap

    • P0233 The Power of Payment Plans Panel *

    • P0242 Mobilize Your Point-of-Sale *

    • P0252 Real-time Reconciliation with U.Commerce Dashboard *

    • P0263 Marketplace Power Users Panel *

    • P0273 Checks, Statements, 1098-T: Leave the Printing to Us!

    • P0312 Encore Bill+Payment Roadmap

    • P0314 Encore U.Commerce Foundation Roadmap

    • P0321 Encore Marketplace Roadmap

    • P0322 Focus Group: New Collections Module

    • P0323 Supporting Services Campuswide *

    • P0324 Encore Cashiering Roadmap


    • T0234 Bill+Payment Deep Dive for Ellucian Colleague (2 hours)

    • T0235 Learning the Basics of Marketplace for Campuswide Payments

    • T0245 Explore Advanced Marketplace 6.5 Functionality

    • T0236 Day in the Life of Your Payment System (2 hours)

    • T0254 Bill+Payment Deep Dive for Ellucian Banner (2 hours)

    • T0255 Bill+Payment Deep Dive for PeopleSoft (2 hours)

    • T0256 Cashiering – Increasing Efficiencies for In Person Payments (2 hours)

    • T0274 SponsorPoint – Streamlining Contract Payments

    • T0275 Staying Connected with TouchNet

    • T0276 Managing Payments with Ellucian Payment Center by TouchNet

    • T0315 Encore: Day in the Life of Your Payment System (2 hours)

* Denotes Campus Case Study

Subject to change

PCI Is a Moving Target

Join us for the COMTEC pre-conference PCI Workshop: Hit the Bullseye on November 10th. This power-packed day of PCI and security training is vital for business, security, compliance, audit, and IT professionals who want to stay on target with changes in payment security rules in the coming year. You’ll get real-world advice on compliance and best practices from industry experts and campus leaders who are dedicated to information security.

Featured Speaker

Chris Mark

PCI National Practice Director, AT&T

Chris Mark has helped secure customer credit and debit card data for some of the largest companies in the world. Mr. Mark is an internationally recognized expert on the payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS), with specialties in cyber espionage and risk management. Mr. Mark was a member of the original team that created the cardholder security specifications that evolved into the PCI-DSS.

Additional Speakers

Jeff Hopkins

IT Security Analyst
Purdue University

Eric Hawley

Utah State University

Jon Allen

Baylor University

Matt Dewell

Security Manager

Michelle Slaughter

Solutions Architect

Ty Stackhouse

IT Manager

Isabel Bardsley Garcia

PCI Practice Lead

Hit The PCI Bullseye: Agenda

    • Morning

    • Casualties in the Cyber War

    • What's New in PCI DSS 3.0 and How Does it Apply to Me?

    • Utah State University: Changing the Evolution of Security Culture

    • Purdue University: SAQ AEP, Not for Me!

    • Afternoon

    • Managing your CDE (Cardholder Data Environment)

    • Baylor University: Reducing Scope

    • Expert Panel: Trending Topics in the PCI World

    • You Can't Unring That Bell!

    * Subject to change

Don't miss your shot. Register now for the Hit the Bullseye PCI Workshop on Monday, November 10. It's a great way to begin your COMTEC 2014 experience, and you'll earn 7 CPE credits while you learn.

Register Now

CPE Credit Courses at COMTEC 2014

Earn CPE Credits as you attend sessions from the more than 70 conference sessions, pre-conference PCI Training workshop, and other educational opportunities available at COMTEC this year. You’ll be able to earn a maximum of 21 CPE credits for your professional development needs.

Retrieving CPE Credits is easy:

  • Attend COMTEC 2014 and/or the pre-conference PCI Workshop.
  • At all CPE Credit courses you attend, take note of the course number and instructor name. You will need to submit the course number and instructor for each course in which you wish to receive credit on our CPE Certificate Request page, made available to registered attendees at the conclusion of the conference.
  • After completing your request submission, your certificate will be emailed to you in approximately 2 weeks.
  • A list of courses available at COMTEC 2014 will be updated on the Agenda page. To view our refund or cancellation policies, click here.

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TouchNet Information Systems Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Hotel & Travel

Host Hotel

Sheraton Crown Center

2345 McGee Street

Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Make Reservation

If you prefer, you may also call into the Sheraton Reservations department at 1.866.932.6214 and mention you are coming in for the TouchNet User Conference.

Travel Information

Plan your flights to arrive at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Car rental, taxi, and airport shuttle services are available to get you from the airport to the hotel and back. The shuttle leaves the airport about every 30 minutes with a stop at the Sheraton Crown Center. The approximate cost for the shuttle service is $18 each way.

For your return trip, we suggest that you book your return flight no earlier than 2:30 p.m. on Thursday to allow enough time to get to the airport and check in.

Super Shuttle

Weather and Dress

Business casual dress is appropriate for all conference events. Most activities from Monday to Thursday will be within the hotel. TouchNet will provide transportation to Wednesday evening's event. A coat or other wrap is recommended, as Kansas City experiences fall-like weather in November with average highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s.


COMTEC 2014 is the must-attend conference – where commerce and technology meet. You will get the latest information on the rules and regulations that will affect payments on your campus.

Register today for Early Bird Pricing before it ends on October 10th!

One, Two, FREE! Promotion

Register two attendees for COMTEC plus PCI Training or COMTEC only and send a third registrant for free! To obtain this discount, simply put three COMTEC plus PCI Training registrations or three COMTEC only registrations in your shopping cart. The system will automatically adjust the price to reflect the discount.