The Symplectic Australasia Conference 2016 – In Review

Earlier this month, we hosted the Symplectic Australasia Conference 2016 in Melbourne. Over two days in a venue with a great view of the city skyline, we had a mixture of speakers, workshops and interactive sessions.

It was great to see both previous attendees and new faces in attendance, with an enthusiastic participation in each workshop. A particular highlight was the Client Stories session, with eight of our clients sharing their experiences with various aspects of Elements.

Other highlights included:

  • Introductions to the new Impact module, and other upcoming modules
  • System administrators’ surgery
  • Custom institutional reporting and visualisations how-to
  • Community discussion session

With the hashtag #SympOz16 on Twitter, we had many tweets about the days’ events, which were handily compiled by attendee Kate Byrne. If you’d like a taste of what went down in Melbourne, read on:

The Australasia Conference was a success – thanks again for all attendees for coming along and participating! We do appreciate everyone’s interaction and feedback, and as always, we’ll use these to further improve our events in the future.

If you’d like to keep up with other upcoming events in our calendar, visit our events page.

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