North America User Conference 2018

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

1st & 2nd August 2018

We are delighted to present our 2018 North America User Conference, taking place at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, on August 1 & 2, 2018. This is an annual gathering of members of Symplectic’s user community, with showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities to influence product development by giving feedback. Our event is open to institutions currently using or implementing Elements, as well as institutions wishing to learn more about our products and services. Symplectic clients can also access a selection of the presentations on our dedicated support site page (log-in required).


Wednesday 1st August

08.30 Registration & Coffee
9.30 Company Update by Jonathan Breeze, CEO
10.00 Client Stories: Elements adoption and innovation
10.45 Elements as a Profile Curation Tool
11.15 break
11.40 Elements API: exploring common use cases
12.15 lunch
13.15 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Stream 1: Open Access
Stream 2: Reporting & Assessment
15.00 break
15.30 Breakout Sessions Continue
16.15 Insights in Symplectic Product Development
17.0 Close

Thursday 2nd August

08.45 Breakfast and registration
09.30-13.00 Digital Science Showcase and Workshops

These sessions are aimed at institutions who subscribe to one or more Digital Science solutions but will be equally useful to institutions considering subscriptions and/or are simply curious about other tools offered by our sister companies.
13.00 Lunch & Wrap up

What is the experience?

A valuable forum for learning, sharing and networking, the conference is a great way to see how other institutions are tackling the challenges of research management, with workshops and demonstrations from colleagues and our team.

  • Learn more about Elements

    Our attendees will take home improved expertise, best practices that can be shared with colleagues, and greater enthusiasm for the system’s possibilities. Learn from others about implementations, data migrations, institutional adoption, user experience and researcher engagement.

  • Influence our roadmap

    Members of our product and business development teams will be present throughout the conference, so attendees will be able to discuss and provide feedback on Symplectic Elements. As with all our development, this feedback will directly influence our future initiatives.

  • Make new connections

    For all those involved in the use of Symplectic systems, this will be an invaluable meeting point, bringing together researchers, administrators, librarians, heads of department, and members of our team. Some of our colleagues from Digital Science will also be in attendance, providing further opportunities to meet innovators and influencers in the world of research technology.