The 2017 Scientia User Conference is rapidly approaching and tickets are selling fast. If your finger’s still hovering over the ‘book’ button, here are our Top 10 reasons to come:
It’s the largest annual gathering of Scientia software users anywhere in the world
Network with around 200 colleagues from across the EMEAA region involved with timetabling and resource optimisation. You are guaranteed to come away with valuable information and insights which you won’t get anywhere else.
Learn about the latest developments in our next-generation Cloud scheduling solution
The 2017 Conference marks one year since our announcement that we will deliver a new, Cloud-based solution for planning and scheduling. We’ll be sharing our progress to date, including outcomes from our recent work with customers that is helping us to target our development effort effectively.
20+ user-led presentations
There’s no better way to learn about the many and innovative ways our software can be used than from users themselves. That’s why we dedicate as much of the Conference as possible to user presentations. Some are presentations, some are participative workshops, but all will add value to your own use of our solutions.
Scientia product updates
Find out what our products can do right now – and what’s coming up in future releases – direct from our Product Managers. We will be updating many of our product ‘features and benefits’ brochures and previewing them at the Conference.
Free time with our Consultants
Even in a highly-connected world, there is still nothing like being face to face with colleagues for Getting Stuff Done. As a customer, you will be used to seeing your Account Manager regularly, but the opportunity to grab some free time with our experienced Consultants is invaluable.
Make your voice heard
As a Company, we are always keen to hear from our customers – especially now that our exciting new development work is underway. The User Conference is a further opportunity for you to tell us what you want from our forthcoming solution. Your comments in open sessions as well as conversations directly with Product Managers all feed in to the development process. This year’s Conference will include a new feature: a formal opportunity for you to record the task you would most like to see improved, as well as your ideas on the best way to do that.
Keynote addresses by leading industry experts
Not one, not two but three keynotes which touch on the theme of student satisfaction, its importance, and the role that intelligent scheduling can play in improving it. See the session overviews at conference.scientia.com.
Meet Scientia’s technology partners
We’ve always believed we can deliver more for our customers by working with others to develop our offer. Many of you will know of Scope4mation, originators of our Connect integration tool. They will be back this year alongside Lone Rooftop, our newest partners, whose ‘building intelligence’ solutions spell and end to under-utilised space and unnecessary build projects.
The famous Scientia hospitality!
We ease you into the conference on Wednesday with lunch and the opportunity to catch up with colleagues old and new. Following the afternoon sessions, you’ll be rewarded with a great informal supper and our now-famous (or infamous) quiz! From the sublime to the ridiculous, quizmaster Mark Everitt will confound and surprise you with a range of questions to test even the most seasoned pub-quizzer. Points mean prizes, so choose your table carefully!
The Thursday of Conference is always the biggie: a full-on day of keynotes, elective sessions and networking. So the evening is all about fun! We start with a pre-dinner drinks reception followed by a formal table-service dinner, and end up in the adjoining bar which will be transformed into our very own arcade with driving games, table football and numerous other entertainments.
We believe that the Scientia User Conference presents amazing value for money. Two full days and nights of professional development, networking, consultancy, accommodation, food and entertainment for a little over £500.