About the Conference

What is the Connections Conference?

The LSA Connections Conference is a sampling of research resources and information in quick 10 minute presentations by the groups who provide those services. The presentations are captured on video and will be streamed to give the most flexibility in access.  Follow-up surveys will be conducted to determine if additional, more detailed training should be offered.  This year’s Connections Conference will take place on 10/14/13 in the Michigan Union.

Who is invited to attend?

Anyone doing research in LSA is invited.  If you are doing research and need to know how to get started please stop by and visit this event.

Is registration required?

Registration is required for lunch to ensure enough food is ordered. Registration is strongly encouraged for the other sessions. It will ensure we have enough seating accommodations and available connections to the live webinar.  In addition, it will allow LSAIT to gauge interest in the event and specific topics to aide in planning for subsequent years.

In an effort to improve knowledge about what technology resources are available in support of research within LSA, the Connections Conference was created.  It ran in pilot in 2011 in the Economics department and again in 2012 in both Economics and Linguistics. This year the conference was expanded to include all departments withing the College of LSA.

Before lunch, the conference covers areas that may be of interest to all researchers.  After lunch, the conference separates into four distinct tracks that focus on a specific area of research computing.  The conference will take place in the Michigan Union but you can also register to attend the live webinar if you cannot attend in person.