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Oct
23
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Synthesis Workshop / Chicago 2019

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The Synthesis Workshop / Chicago 2019 will take place at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago on October 23rd and 24th, 2019. Synthesis Workshops are designed to help our clients achieve their business goals with Synthesis, our social intranet platform for architecture and engineering firms. 

This two-day workshop will offer general sessions on topics interesting to everyone, as well as multiple individual tracks more suited to niche audiences. As always, this will be a great opportunity to share knowledge, develop ideas, and build relationships with other clients in the KA Advance community. 

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

We hope you can join us!

Where to Stay in Chicago

We have reserved a room block at the Virgin Hotel at a discounted rate. You can book your room calling 1.855.946.6600 and using the code “8485563” or by booking online.

Please e-mail us at support@knowledge-architecture.com if you have any trouble booking your room. 

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May
2
9:00 AM09:00

Synthesis Workshop / San Francisco 2019

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Our primary goal in designing the program for the Synthesis Workshop / San Francisco 2019 was to connect you to other Synthesis sponsors, champions, and stakeholders in a collaborative, inspirational, and beautiful setting.

The workshop will combine a mix of interactive working groups, one-on-one sharing, and informal networking to help attendees share knowledge, develop ideas, and build relationships with other clients in the KA Advance community.

The Synthesis Workshop / San Francisco 2019 is free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

9 - 10 AM
Welcome + Warm Up
What elevates your employee’s experience at work? You’ll spend the first part of the day digging into this question with an interactive exercise.
NOTE: We’ll have a light breakfast available.

10 - 11 AM
Choose Your Own Adventure: Round 1
This will be the first of two Choose Your Own Adventure sessions. In this round, you’ll have the option of:

  1. Gathering with peers for 1:1 intranet tours (be sure to bring your laptop)

  2. Connecting with select KA Connect 2019 speakers for deep dives on topics related to their KA Connect talks

11 AM - 12 PM
KA Connect Debrief: Walk & Talk
Follow a footpath (wear your walking shoes) with a small cohort of your peers and share your takeaways from KA Connect 2019.


12 - 1:30 PM
Lunch
Enjoy a catered lunch inside, or venture outside to enjoy the view of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

1 :30- 2:30 PM
Product Update
Learn about Knowledge Architecture’s product roadmap and see sneak peeks from the lab with Founder and CEO, Christopher Parsons, and Director of Product, Zucu Ingersoll.

2:30 - 4 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure: Round 2
In this round of Choose Your Own Adventure you’ll have the option of:

  1. Participating in a Knowledge Management Hackathon

  2. Gathering with peers for 1:1 intranet tours (be sure to bring your laptop)


4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ask the Room” + Wrap Up
How do you compel technical experts to share their knowledge on the intranet? What intranet improvements give you the biggest bang for your buck? This is your opportunity to crowdsource answers to your burning questions.

5:30 PM
Workshop Concludes

7 PM
Self-Hosted Dinner (optional)
Join fellow workshop attendees for an optional self-hosted dinner at a San Francisco restaurant of your choice. We’ll set up the reservations, all you need to do is sign up for a spot during the workshop.

Venue Information
Presidio Log Cabin
1299 Storey Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
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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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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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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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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

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
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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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

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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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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