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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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Aligning Your Intranet with Business Drivers
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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Earlier Event: October 4
Synthesis Workshop :: Boston 2018
Later Event: October 25
Synthesis Product Update: Fall 2018