What Was the Connections Conference?
The LSA Connections Conference was a sampling of research resources and information in quick 10 minute presentations by the groups who provide those services. The presentations were captured on video and streamed to give the most flexibility in access. Follow-up surveys were conducted to determine if additional, more detailed training should be offered. 2013’s Connections Conference took place on October 14 in the Michigan Union.
Who Was Invited to Attend?
Anyone doing research in LSA was invited.
Was Registration Required?
Registration was required for lunch to ensure enough food was ordered. Registration was strongly encouraged for the other sessions. It ensured we had enough seating accommodations and available connections to the live webinar. In addition, it allowed LSA IT 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. in 2013 the conference was expanded to include all departments withing the College of LSA.
Before lunch, the conference covered areas that may have been of interest to all researchers. After lunch, the conference separated into four distinct tracks that focused on a specific area of research computing. The conference took place in the Michigan Union but you cout also register to attend the live webinar if you could not attend in person.