November 13-16, 2018

We are excited to welcome you to the SirsiDynix Connections Summit—a free, online conference open to all libraries and their staff.
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What Is Connections Summit?
Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all libraries and their staff—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Featuring hot topics in librarianship, how to overcome issues or concerns that you face, and more! Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 15 minutes or less. Expect webcams from all of our presenters and even some videos.
Why Attend Connections Summit?
We believe in the power of libraries and providing education and professional development opportunities is an important part of our mission. Travelling for a conference though can be time consuming and expensive. That’s why we created Connections Summit: a free, online conference open to all libraries, worldwide. Whether or not you are a customer of SirsiDynix, we'd love to see you at Opening Day of Connections Summit.
Connections Summit 11.2018
Who Is Presenting?
The summit features a great lineup of experts from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries.
You can expect to hear from SirsiDynix staff like Chief Executive Officer Bill Davison, Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson, Chief Marketing Officer Eric Keith, Horizon Expert Ken Bonney, Product Specialists Melissa Kulmer and Adam Viator, and many more!
Who Can Attend?
The Connections Summit is open to all libraries and their staff—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix! Day 1, Opening Day, is open to anyone and will feature industry experts and thought leaders. Days 2-4 are open to customers of SirsiDynix using the ILS featured on that day: Symphony, Horizon, or EOS.Web.
Registration Open Now
November
13
1:00 pm ET
for EVERYONE
Opening Day, 12-4pm ET / 5-9pm GMT
Open to all libraries and staff, our first day will feature David Lee King and will be followed by other thought leaders, industry experts, and library success stories and videos.
for SIRSIDYNIX CUSTOMERS
Following Opening Day, a 4-hour track focused on SirsiDynix customers with sessions specifically for you.
November
14
Symphony Day
12-4pm ET / 5-9pm GMT

November
15
Horizon Day
12-4pm ET / 5-9pm GMT

November
16
EOS.Web Day
12-4pm ET / 5-9pm GMT

11/13 Opening Day
11/14 Symphony Day
11/15 Horizon Day
11/16 EOS.Web Day
Opening Day - Nov 13th
Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
12:00 PM Welcome to Connections Summit—Here’s What You Can Expect Eric Keith
12:10 PM

FEATURE PRESENTATION:

How to Apply Customer Experience Practices into Your Library

David Lee King
12:40 PM Kenosha Power of Libraries Story & How to replicate success Barb Brattin
1:00 PM Building Stronger Connections to Students and Faculty Michael Stephens
1:20 PM Storytelling & Marketing—Boosting Community Engagement
Christopher Foster
Robert Storer
1:40 PM BREAK
1:55 PM

FEATURE PRESENTATION:

3 Emerging Tech Trends Libraries Should be Watching

Jason Griffey
2:20 PM A New Dimension for Libraries—Beacons Eric Keith
2:35 PM IUPUI Power of Libraries Story & How to replicate success Willie Miller
2:55 PM How to Connect with Local Elected Officials Lance Werner
3:15 PM Enoch Pratt Power of Libraries Story & How to replicate success Marlyn Norton
3:35 PM What is it Like to be a Customer at SirsiDynix?
Eric Keith,
Bill Davison,
Berit Nelson
Opening Day - Nov 13th
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Symphony Day - Nov 14th
Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
12:00 PM Welcome to Symphony Day! Eric Keith
12:10 PM

FEATURE PRESENTATION

How to Secure the Funding You Need for Your Next Big Idea

John Chrastka
12:30 PM 5 Hidden Gems in Symphony Berit Nelson
12:45 PM Symphony Roadmap—What To Expect Next Matthew Phillips
12:55 PM

PARTNER SESSION

EBSCO

EBSCO
1:10 PM 4 Fresh Looks for Enterprise Adam Viator
1:20 PM Release Highlights from 2018 Rick Branham
1:35 PM Wait...You Can Do That in the SDSC? Scott Wheelhouse
1:45 PM Is the Community Engagement Platform Right for Your Library? Robert Storer
2:00 PM BREAK
2:15 PM Buy It Now is Back and Better than Ever! Nathan Guinn
2:25 PM 2 New Apps: BLUEcloud Mobile & BLUEcloud Mobile for Kids Melissa Kulmer
2:40 PM Customer Story: How St. Charles Public Library Doubled
Engagement with the Outreach Module
David Kelsey
2:55 PM

PARTNER SESSION

ProQuest

ProQuest
3:05 PM 5 Must-Knows for Academics Using Symphony Rick Branham
3:20 PM 4 Hacks for Symphony Admins Berit Nelson
3:30 PM An Enterprise Jedi You Can Be—5 Tips from Our Hahn Solo Joel Hahn
3:45 PM How to Move Like Lightning in Symphony Melissa Kulmer
Symphony Day - Nov 14th
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Horizon Day - Nov 15th
Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
12:00 PM Welcome to Horizon Day! Eric Keith
12:10 PM

FEATURED PRESENTATION

How to Secure the Funding You Need for Your Next Big Idea

John Chrastka
12:30 PM 5 Hidden Gems in Horizon Ken Bonney
12:45 PM 4 Optimizations You Can Make to Horizon Right Now Charlotte Smith
1:00 PM

PARTNER SESSION

EBSCO

EBSCO
1:10 PM Release Highlights from 2018 Rick Branham
1:25 PM Horizon Roadmap—What To Expect Next Brent Thompson
1:40 PM Buy It Now is Back and Better than Ever! Nathan Guinn
1:50 PM BREAK
2:05 PM 3 Must-Knows for Academics Using Horizon Ken Bonney
2:20 PM Is the Community Engagement Platform Right for Your Library? Robert Storer
2:35 PM Wait...You Can Do That in the SDSC? Scott Wheelhouse
2:45 PM 4 Fresh Looks for Enterprise Adam Viator
2:55 PM 2 New Apps: BLUEcloud Mobile & BLUEcloud Mobile for Kids Melissa Kulmer
3:10 PM

PARTNER SESSION

ProQuest

ProQuest
3:20 PM 4 Hacks & 5 Shortcuts for Horizon Admins Charlotte Smith
3:40 PM An Enterprise Jedi You Can Be—5 Tips from Hahn Solo Joel Hahn
Horizon Day - Nov 15th
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EOS.Web Day - Nov 16th
Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
12:00 PM Welcome to EOS.Web Day! Eric Keith
12:10 PM From Apprentice to Prentice—How to Master Your Catalog Jackie Prentice
12:25 PM 5 Things You Didn't Know EOS Could Do Jeff Smith
12:40 PM How to Eat Your Serials for Breakfast Bryan Long
12:55 PM

PARTNER SESSION

ALTARAMA

ALTARAMA
1:05 PM 8 OPAC Tweaks You Need To Make Now Daniel Fitz-Enz
1:20 PM How Your EOS Team Supports You Jeff Smith
1:30 PM 5 Hidden Gems in EOS.Web Debi Washington
1:45 PM BREAK
2:00 PM Shortcuts, Shortcuts, & More Shortcuts! Bryan Long
2:15 PM Wait...You Can Do That in the SDSC? Scott Wheelhouse
2:25 PM Executive Q&A
Bill Davison
Jeff Smith
2:40 PM What FedRAMP means for you Ken Bonney
2:55 PM A New OPAC for EOS.Web—SirsiDynix Enterprise Jackie Prentice
3:10 PM A Look at BLUEcloud Analytics for EOS.Web Nate Berrett
3:25 PM The EOS.Web Roadmap—2018 and Beyond Jill Moen
EOS.Web Day - Nov 16th
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How Do I Access Connections Summit?

Connections Summit will be hosted via GoToWebinar live. You can come and go during the conference depending on your schedule and interests. Ahead of time you can test your connection and browser here.

All sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing post-conference. If you missed the January 2018 Connections Summit, you can view those sessions here.

For more information about Connections Summit, please contact us