Symplectic North American Conference 2018

Date And Time: Wed, 1 Aug 2018, 09:00 – Thu, 2 Aug 2018, 16:00 EDT

Location: Jared L. Cohon University Center, 5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Join the Symplectic North American User Conference on August 1st and 2nd, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA!

At this two day event you can expect to hear about our latest updates, participate in relevant workshops, and discuss future plans for Symplectic Elements with the team.

If you would like to only join one of the days, please select which day you will be coming. If you are coming to both days, please register for the both days option only.

Date: August 1 – 2, 2018
Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Start Time: Wednesday August 1st, 8:30am

Preliminary Agenda (Subject to change): 
Wednesday August 1st, 8:30am
08.30 Registration, Welcome & Breakfast (provided)
09.30 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 (provided)
01.15 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
– Stream 1: Open Access
– Stream 2: Reporting and Assessment
3.00 Break
3.30 Breakout sessions continue
4.15 Insights in Symplectic Product Development
5.00 Close
5.15 Drinks & nibbles at a nearby location TBA

Thursday August 2nd, 8:45am
08.45 Breakfast and registration

09.30 – 1.00 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.

1.00 Lunch (Provided) & Wrap Up

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool