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We are pleased to invite users to attend Scientia’s Annual User Conference and explore this year’s theme:
“Exploring curriculum delivery – the future in your hands”.
The theme has been set to investigate how the cycle of curriculum delivery can be developed to enhance the student’s academic career. What the theme will allow delegates to do is understand the cycle of curriculum delivery away from just timetabling function and plan and schedule over the full student academic career giving increased flexibility and ownership to the student.
What to expect
The Scientia Annual User Conference is the largest gathering of the Scientia user community. The programme consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations, as well as updates from Scientia colleagues.
The invited keynote and plenary lectures cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from inspirational and technical solutions to general educational topics of current interest.
Syllabus Plus Anywhere + Timetabler
User-contributed presentations are typically organised as breakout sessions covering topics of special interest, together with some of the broad interest delivered as plenary sessions. The occasion will be marked by demonstrations of the Syllabus Plus Anywhere Platform and will give delegates the opportunity to test the first application, Timetabler – the latest evolution in our academic timetabling solution. Syllabus Plus Anywhere’s Timetabler is the natural progression from Enterprise Foundation – or any of our current on-premise timetabling solutions. It delivers unparalleled scheduling functionality and usability combined with the flexibility of the Cloud. It has been Made by us, Designed by you. Once again the popular bring your own device sessions will be back at conference allowing delegates to experience our new timetabling application.
Registration opens at 10am on Wednesday 13 March with the first session starting at 10.30am
Wednesday 13 March
10:00 Registration Technical Stream Registration 10:30 Workshop Session
Timetabler Application (BYOD)
5 Themes: 1 Room
Infrastructure on a private and multi-tenant cloud environment
11:30 Lunch Integration via the Anywhere Platform
Lunch 12:40 Welcome
12:50 Data revolution and its impact on people, organisations and society
Marcel van Steeg
13:40 Syllabus Plus Anywhere – The road to Anywhere
Darren Woodward, Scientia
14:30 Refreshment Break and Check-in 15:45 Timetabler Application (BYOD)
Open timetables a DCU experience
Dublin City University
New Adventures WiFi
16:35 A walk through Timetabler functionality
21:00 Evening Quiz
Thursday 14 March
8:00 Registration Exams Stream
08:50 Welcome Day 2
09:00 Student Journey – How the flexibility of education can assist students with disabilities.
Handicap Studie NL
Keynote Exams Speaker – TBC 09:50 Timetaber Application (BYOD)
Resource Booker 3.0
The Edinburgh Model with a Durham Difference
Exam Stream Session – TBC
10:40 Coffee / Tea
11:10 Delivery Services Drop-in session
Implementation of Resource Booker
The University of Manchester
In and Out: maintaining the data of systems integration
Swings and Roundabouts – a Danish Tale of optimising exam room utilisation
University of Copenhagen
12:00 Lunch 13:10 Timetabler Application (BYOD)
How we won the war on Resource Booker
Liverpool John Moores
How to set up a Connect Solution
Exam Stream Session 14:00 Publish
Artificial Intelligence & Timetabling (or how long until a robot takes my job?)
The University of Manchester
Automation Scheduling Processes
Sheffield Hallam University
Exam Stream Session 14:50 Coffee / Tea
Pre Function area
15:20 Reimagining Utilisation
University of Exeter
Resource Booker Lightning Session
Optimised HCT Resources through centralised scheduling using SPlus
Dr Sameh Ghwanmeh
Exam Stream Session 16:10 Scienita Presents…
17:00 Conference Finish 18:00 Drinks reception – sponsored by Scientia 19:00 Dinner
Friday 15 March
08:50 Welcome Day 3
09:00 Engagement with Academic Staff
I’d rather be Anywhere but here…
Reporting and analytical tools
09:50 Timetabler Application (BYOD)
Integration via the Anywhere platform (repeat from Wed)
Are you ready for Anywhere?
Mind the gap
10:40 Coffee / Tea
11:10 Now and Next – The existing products story
12:00 Closing address
Back by popular demand for 2019 is the bring your own device session (byod) this year the sessions will focus on Timetabler Application. Demonstrations of Timetabler will run throughout the conference and allow delegates to be fully hands-on with the application and will give real-life situations to work through. Sessions are limited to 25 people and must be pre-booked when the session selections open. Delegates are advised that they need to bring their own device.
Reasons to attend the conference
- Over 200 clients from the Scientia user community
- Client-led solutions for the challenges faced by institutions globally
- Discover Syllabus Plus Anywhere
- Over 20 client presentations
- Product developments
- Keynote and plenary addresses from industry experts
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions regarding the conference please send an email to Elizabeth_Priestley@scientia.com
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Please note: That if you wish to cancel your place at the conference, the administration fee is non-refundable