Synthesis Workshop :: Seattle 2014

Seattle Skyline

Thursday, December 4, 2014
8 AM – 5 PM
Seattle, WA


8:00 AM Light Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM Susan_Strom_New Welcome to the Synthesis Workshop Seattle
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
9:00 AM Jim Martin Getting the Conversation Started and Keeping it Going
Jim Martin
Vice President, CIO, Shepley Bulfinch
9:30 AM Scott Crawford LMNts: A Technology Studio’s Journey from Experiment to Impact
Scott Crawford
Design Technologist, LMN Architects
10:00 AM Joseph Iano “What D’Ya Know?”: A Community 12 Years in the Making
Joseph Iano
Architect, Olson Kundig Architects
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Matt_Virkler Advanced Synthesis Configuration: Wikis, Videos, and Graphic Elements
Matt Virkler
Knowledge Manager, DLR Group
11:15 AM Sophie Mecham Synthesis Tour: Transpo’s Marketing and Business Development Communities
Sophie Mecham
Marketing Coordinator, Transpo
11:45 PM Christopher Parsons Product Roadmap Overview & Discussion
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture
12:15 PM Lunch & Hangouts
1:00 PM Susan_Strom_New Tools for Benchmarking Your Synthesis Team
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
1:15 PM Roundtable Working Groups: Benchmarking Your Synthesis Team
Successful Synthesis Teams manage Synthesis through a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual activities. Working groups will use Knowledge Architecture’s Synthesis Team Diagram, Intranet Champion Checklist, and Community Manager Checklist to reflect on successes from the past year, identify opportunities for improvement, and plan for new growth in 2015.
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Presenter Presentations of Findings by Working Groups
All groups will reconvene to discuss their findings and present their observations to the larger group.
3:00 PM Wrap Up
5:00 PM
Seattle Public Library Seattle Central Library: Building Tour + Librarian Talk
Join us for a guided tour of Seattle’s iconic Central Library. The Seattle Central Library is the flagship of the Seattle Public Library system. Innovative in both form and function, the contemporary glass and steel structure opened its doors in 2004. After viewing the physical space and learning about the high-tech book-handling system, we’ll meet with a staff librarian to learn more about how the Seattle Library is engaging Seattle residents in lifelong learning.


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Seattle, WA 98104
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Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.

UPDATE: The Synthesis Workshop :: Seattle 2014 is completely full. To be added to the waiting list, please e-mail us at