ASCnet Announces 2007 Educational Program

Highly Successful Summits, Bootcamp, TENCon on Busy Agenda

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2007)�The Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the user group for Applied Systems agency management technology, is announcing a power-packed educational program for 2007 that will be punctuated by regional meetings and culminate with the 22nd Annual Technology, Education & Networking Conference (TENCon) in October.

In addition to its premier event, ASCnet will hold a series of regional educational �summits� throughout the year targeting different specialty areas of the Applied Systems software.

The ASCnet Summits are potent multi-day educational events with informational seminars featuring a range of basic and advanced classes. Programs provide outstanding educational opportunity for all agency employees�from established users to new users and new employees. During these summits, agency leaders and staffers will learn from industry leaders the keys to adding profitability and value to both their contributions and to the agency. Also, attendees will acquire skills needed to deliver fast and quality customer service.

�These summits are the next-best educational opportunity after TENCon. Attendees will benefit from exceptional training from experienced users, gaining �real-world� knowledge of the system,� says David Andrukiewicz, ASCnet education director.

The first event�the TAM Education Summit�will be conducted May 10-11 at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. This summit will feature educational offerings on the Applied Systems agency system as well as WARP and Transformation Station technologies and implementation progress in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to this meeting attendees can learn the traits of an effective leader by participating in the �Leading with Confidence� workshop. The special �early bird registration� rate of $375 for ASCnet members expires April 17.

In June ASCnet will conduct two events�one in Las Vegas and one in Orlando. During the Super Summit in Las Vegas June 13-15, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, training will focus on three products supported by Applied Systems: TAM, Vision and DORIS. Also, the ASCnet-developed leadership workshop will be repeated prior to the Super Summit.

Meanwhile, in Orlando the TAM Accounting Bootcamp will be held at the Hilton Orlando June 14-15. This event is exclusively for bookkeepers and accountants and will focus on the accounting module in TAM. Two instructors with more than 40 years of experience will present a wide range of breakouts and roundtable discussions on unique accounting topics. The early registration rate of $375 for ASCnet members expires May 23.

ASCnet will close out its 2007 educational calendar with the 22nd Annual TENCon Oct. 16-19 in Orlando. Each year this major industry event draws more than 2,000 attendees. This year�s TENCon will feature 150 breakout sessions covering all Applied-supported platforms and numerous �soft skills� breakouts, including human resources, interviewing techniques and general management topics. There also will be a large trade fair, the TENCon Exchange, featuring various products and services vendors of interest to the attendees and general sessions headlined by highly respected industry leaders.

In 2006, ASCnet presented more than 700 hours of classes to members. The association expects to exceed this number significantly in 2007 as a result of an enhanced curriculum with many new topics and education tracks; for example, a new producer track has been developed by the Education Committee.

For more information about these ASCnet education programs and the TENCon or to register, go to www.ascnet.org and click on �Summits� or �Conference� for the appropriate meeting.

Founded in 1985 and based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., the Applied Systems Client Network, Inc. (ASCnet) is an international association representing more than 110,000 insurance professionals in 11 countries and territories. The only authorized user group for Applied Systems software, ASCnet promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. For more information: www.ascnet.org.