Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

Synthesis Workshop :: Seattle 2018

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Workshop Overview

Synthesis Workshops are designed to help our clients achieve their business goals with Synthesis. Workshops combine a mix of client case studies, interactive working groups, and informal networking to help attendees build and share best practices with other clients in the KA Advance community. We also share our product roadmap and demonstrate our latest technology from the lab. Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM

9 AM

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Welcome + Orientation
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

9:30 AM

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Creating an Intranet Aligned to Our Culture
Shelly VandeWege
Marketing Manager, GMB Architecture + Engineering

10:30 AM

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11:30 AM

Supporting Our One Firm Journey
Amy Anderson
Marketing Information Coordinator, Shive-Hattery

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Best Practices for Internal Communications with Synthesis
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

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Sarah Davies
Senior Client Success Manager, Knowledge Architecture

Lunch + Hangouts

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

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Product Update
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

2:30 PM

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Intranet Tours
Attendees will gather for 1:1 conversations with peers about their Intranets. We encourage attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.

4 PM

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Maintaining a Healthy Intranet
Kristina Gardenhire
Director of Design Technology, Lionakis

Wrap Up

4:30 PM

Workshop Ends + Client Reception Starts

5 PM

Client Reception Ends

6:30 PM

Venue Information
Surf Incubator
999 Third Ave Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
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Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

Synthesis Workshop :: Boston 2018

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Synthesis Workshops are designed to help our clients achieve their business goals with Synthesis. Workshops combine a mix of client case studies, interactive working groups, and informal networking to help attendees build and share best practices with other clients in the KA Advance community. We also share our product roadmap and demonstrate our latest technology from the lab. Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM

9 AM

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Welcome + Orientation
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

9:30 AM

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Making Essential Content Maintenance Sustainable
Shannon Kaplan
Operations, AKF Group

10:30 AM

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Building a Culture of Communication and Connection
Karen Robichaud
Director of Creative Engagement, Payette

11:30 AM

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Best Practices for Internal Communications with Synthesis
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

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Sarah Davies
Senior Client Success Manager, Knowledge Architecture

Lunch + Hangouts

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

Product Update
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

2:30 PM

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Intranet Tours
Attendees will gather for 1:1 conversations with peers about their Intranets. We encourage attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.

4 PM

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The Role of Orchestration in Improving Knowledge Flow
Jim Martin
Chief Information Officer, Shepley Bulfinch

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Jenn Zagarella
Manager of Internal Practices, Shepley Bulfinch

Wrap Up

4:45 PM

Workshop Ends + Client Reception Starts

5 PM

Client Reception Ends

6:30 PM

Venue Information
District Hall 
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
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Oct
16
8:30 AM08:30

Synthesis Workshop :: Austin 2018

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Synthesis Workshops are designed to help our clients achieve their business goals with Synthesis. Workshops combine a mix of client case studies, interactive working groups, and informal networking to help attendees build and share best practices with other clients in the KA Advance community. We also share our product roadmap and demonstrate our latest technology from the lab. Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM

9 AM

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Welcome + Orientation
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

9:30 AM

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#AskBA: A Unique Take on a Proven Approach
Todd Henderson
Principal, Boulder Associates

10:15 AM

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Best Practices for Internal Communications with Synthesis
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture

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Sarah Davies
Senior Client Success Manager, Knowledge Architecture

11:15 AM

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Intranet Tours
Attendees will gather for 1:1 conversations with peers about their Intranets. We encourage attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.

Lunch + Hangouts

11:45 AM

12:30 PM

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Austin Central Library Tour
The Austin Central Library opened in 2017, the books—500,000 in total—are just the beginning of the story. There’s also an art gallery, an event space, a rooftop butterfly garden, a series of group-study rooms, a café (featuring several cookbook-inspired meals) and a “technology petting zoo,” which enables visitors to toy with next-generation gadgets, like a 3-D printer. The building itself—which centers around a six-story, sun-drenched atrium—is cutting-edge too. In July, it earned a Platinum LEED certification for its sustainable design, which includes a bicycle-repair and parking garage and a cistern on the roof that pipes rainwater to the bathrooms.
(Description courtesy of Time Magazine.)

1:30 PM

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Product Update
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

2:45 PM

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An Unconventional Approach to Essential Content
Amy Starling Rampy
Senior Associate, TBG Partners

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Adrianne Kartachak
Intern, TBG Partners

MLA II, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

3:30 PM

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Intranet Tours
Attendees will gather for 1:1 conversations with peers about their Intranets. We encourage attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.

4:15 PM

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Facilitating Knowledge Transfer Between Busy Engineers
Kyle Mishler
Director of Operations, Civiltech Engineering

4:45 PM

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Continuous Feedback: The Key to Supporting a Growing Firm with Synthesis
Ellen Bensky
CEO, Turner Fleischer Architects

Wrap Up

5:15 PM

Workshop Ends + Client Reception Starts

5:30 PM

Client Reception Ends

7 PM

Venue Information
Austin Central Library
710 W. César Chávez St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Synthesis Product Update: Fall 2018
Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Product Update: Fall 2018

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Featured Guests

Zucu Bermann Ingersoll, Director of Product, Knowledge Architecture
Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

Webinar Summary

Zucu and Chris will share Knowledge Architecture's Synthesis product roadmap including updates on:

  • Synthesis Video
  • Synthesis GIFs
  • Synthesis Post Analytics
  • Deltek for Professional Services Compatibility
  • Synthesis 6

We hope you can join us!

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Synthesis Spotlight: Essential Content @ RS&H
Aug
16
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Spotlight: Essential Content @ RS&H

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Featured Guests

Jennifer Stutts, Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Strategy, RS&H

Webinar Summary

Our next Office Hours webinar will feature Jennifer Stutts, Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Strategy, RS&H.

RS&H's intranet does a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to helping their 1,100+ employees find the corporate and practice-related content they need to be efficient and effective at work, regardless of which office they are in or what type of project they are working on. However, it wasn't always this way.

In this webinar, Jennifer Stutts will share RS&H's journey to achieving their usage and maintenance goals for essential content on their Synthesis intranet, Blaze.

You'll learn how RS&H:

  • Designed a simple user experience
  • Engaged stakeholders early and often
  • Uses feedback to drive continuous improvement

This webinar will be on Thursday, August 16th at 11 AM PST. We hope you can join us.

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Synthesis Spotlight: Accelerating AKF's Innovation Initiative
Jul
19
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Spotlight: Accelerating AKF's Innovation Initiative

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Featured Guests

Rob Diemer, Partner, AKF Group 

Webinar Summary

Our next Office Hours webinar will feature Rob Diemer, Partner at AKF Group. 

AKF Group believes that their success is intertwined with their ability to find and promote top innovations from all parts of their business. In 2015, AKF Group introduced a new strategic plan along with new platforms for employee-driven innovation.

Now three years into this strategic plan, Rob Diemer will join us to share what he’s learned about accelerating innovation at AKF Group.

You’ll learn about:

  • Communicating Strategy
  • Hosting Innovation Contests
  • Empowering Individual Innovators

This webinar will be on Thursday, July 19th at 11 AM PST. We hope you can join us.

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Synthesis Spotlight: Improving Project Management @ CTA
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Spotlight: Improving Project Management @ CTA

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Featured Guests

Fran Quiram, Project Manager, Architect, CTA Architects Engineers

Webinar Summary

This month’s Office Hours webinar features Fran Quiram, Project Manager and Architect at CTA Architects and Engineers.

CTA's board set a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) to increase the efficacy of their project management function. Fran and her fellow committee members took this challenge on, and the results have exceeded board expectations.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how CTA got from BHAG to results by:

  • Creating a process for continuous improvement of project management tools
  • Defining project manager roles and responsibilities
  • Utilizing Synthesis to help project managers across 14 office learn and grow

This webinar is on Thursday, June 14th at 11 AM PST. We hope you can join us.

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Synthesis Product Update: Spring 2018
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Product Update: Spring 2018

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Featured Guests

Zucu Bermann Ingersoll, Director of Product, Knowledge Architecture
Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

Webinar Summary

Zucu and Chris will share Knowledge Architecture's Synthesis product roadmap including updates on:

  • Synthesis Video
  • Synthesis GIFs
  • Synthesis Content Optimization
  • Synthesis Post Analytics
  • Deltek for Professional Services Compatibility
  • Synthesis 6

We hope you can join us!

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May
3
8:30 AM08:30

Synthesis Workshop :: San Francisco 2018

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Workshop Overview

Synthesis Workshops combine short presentations and roundtable discussions.

Our clients share innovative digital and analog approaches to connecting their practices. We share sneak previews of new technology from the lab.

Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

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May
1
to May 2

KA Connect 2018

A Knowledge Management Conference for the AEC Industry

Our ninth annual conference, KA Connect 2018, will take place at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The theme of KA Connect 2018 will be "Building a Learning Organization."

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Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building and operating successful knowledge management programs. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through talks, case studies, and interviews. Our focus will be on organizational learning, featuring topics such as:Attendees will have ample time to network and collaborate with their peers in breakout groups.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm create, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you'll join us.

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Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

Synthesis Spotlight: Launch Strategies at RS&H

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Featured Guests

Jennifer Stutts, VP of Communications, Marketing & Strategy
Krystal Modigell, Marketing Communications Specialist

Webinar Summary

A couple years ago, RS&H was faced with a communications and information access problem.

Many of their 800 employees were struggling to find the information they needed to be effective and to understand what was happening across the business. At the same time, RS&H was preparing to onboard 200 - 300 employees. The management team knew they needed better infrastructure to support their growing workforce.

Today, they are meeting these fundamental business needs for 1,100 employees with Blaze, their Synthesis Intranet.

In this webinar, you'll learn how RS&H:

  • Introduced Blaze as the go-to place for "all RS&H" news and dialog
  • Kept employee's user experience at the center of their design
  • Used SMART goals to maintain alignment with stakeholders

This webinar is on Thursday, February 15th at 11 AM PST. 

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