Conference & Training Sessions

Sunday, 11/5: Arrive and Welcome Reception (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
Monday, 11/6 and Tuesday, 11/7: Conference Sessions
Wednesday, 11/8 and Thursday, 11/9: Hands-on Training

Tuesday, 11/7 - Conference Sessions 



Tues 11/7 | 7:00am - 8:00am




Keynote Spotlight

Tues 11/7  | 8:00am - 8:45am
The Power of Curiosity to Unlock New Ideas and Create Deeper Connections

In a landscape where change is the only constant, the most successful companies are those that refuse to settle for the status quo and instead, continuously question, probe, and make new connections. Asking bigger questions isn't just a way to uncover solutions; it's a profound strategy for growth and improving the customer experience. The questions themselves are sparks that ignite new possibilities. They're the compass guiding businesses toward uncharted territories where untapped opportunities await. And when you invite your customers into this journey of inquiry, you're not just delivering a product or service, you're inviting them into bigger conversations that can unlock valuable new ideas and create deeper connections. The future is not in the stars, it’s in the questions we ask ourselves each day.

Gary Kopervas, Founder, Chief Creative Strategist, Kopious Labs Brand Consultancy



Adept Product Roadmap Including Adept Cloud

Tues 11/7  | 8:45am - 10:00am

Join us for an engaging session on the future roadmap of Adept. During this 90-minute session, Randy Nettles (Product Owner), Pranay Patel (Director of DevOps & Cloud Engineering), and Todd Cummings (VP of R&D), will provide a comprehensive overview of the upcoming milestones and initiatives that will shape the evolution of Adept.

In this session, you will gain exclusive insights into the exciting developments planned for Adept, starting from the Summer '23 release and extending into the future, including 2024 and beyond. Our development leadership team will guide you through the transformational journey of Adept as it moves towards the future.

Discover the power of Adept Cloud, the highly anticipated SaaS version of Adept with a new dimension for interacting with your data. Our speakers will outline the strategic roadmap for transitioning Adept to the cloud and provide in-depth insights into the underlying cloud architecture. Learn about the numerous benefits and value that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of Adept brings, offering enhanced functionalities, improved accessibility, and improved collaboration.

Additionally, gain valuable knowledge about our plans to enhance workflows and enable concurrent engineering as part of the forthcoming Adept 12.0 release. Our speakers will discuss the strategies and advancements in these areas, showcasing how Adept 12.0 will drive new opportunities for growth and expansion in your organization.

The session will also include an interactive Q&A segment, allowing you to actively participate, share your thoughts, and seek clarifications on the future of Adept. Engage with our speakers and be a part of shaping the path forward.

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Randy Nettles, Product Owner; Pranay Patel, Director of DevOps and Cloud Engineering; Todd Cummings, VP of R&D


Break & Networking

Tues 11/7  |  10:00am - 10:30am



Technical Roundtable Discussion: Building Product Vision

Tues 11/7  | 10:30am - 11:15am

Welcome to the highly anticipated Technical Roundtable Discussion with Synergis Leaders, focused on building the product vision for Adept. In this session, you'll have the unique opportunity to engage directly with a Synergis product manager or highly ranked technical expert, who will dedicate 45 minutes to gathering your input on Adept and providing answers to all your questions in a more intimate setting.

Considered one of the standout highlights of previous Adept Experiences, the Technical Roundtable discussions provide a small group environment that fosters open sharing of ideas, with the ultimate goal of optimizing your use of Adept.

Are you curious about how product management prioritizes new features? Do you want to understand how your ideas can truly influence the development team? Perhaps you have a burning idea that you're eager to share. This session will give you the latitude to explore innovative ways to enhance your use of Adept and discover potential solutions to challenges you may be facing.


Optional Breakout: Adept Full Product Demo

Tues 11/7  | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Prepare to immerse yourself in a captivating Adept demo that will showcase the full range of features and capabilities in a small group environment. Join our demo maestro extraordinaire, Craig Schuler, for an information-packed 45-minute session that will leave you equipped with a comprehensive understanding of Adept's potential.

During this demo, Craig will guide you through the fundamentals and advanced capabilities of Adept, ensuring you have a solid grasp of its core features. From searching and viewing documents to version control, workflows, transmittals, and the Adept CAD task pane, you'll take in the full breadth of Adept's offerings.

But that's not all! In addition to the essential, Craig will also unveil his pro tips and shortcuts for working smarter and faster with Adept. Whether you're a newcomer seeking a comprehensive introduction to the latest version of Adept or a seasoned user looking for a refresher, this breakout session is for you. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay up-to-date and enhance your skills with Adept.

Craig Schuler, Solutions Architect at Synergis Software



Customer Spotlight: Buzzi Unicem USA

Tues 11/6  |  11:15am - 12:00pm
Bill Kovacs, Director of Engineering and Project Management, Buzzi Unicem USA



Tues 11/8 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm



Customer Panel

Tues 11/7  | 1:15pm - 2:15pm

One of most popular sessions, discover actionable insights, proven strategies, and real-world experiences from our customer panel. Hear from four Adept leaders across diverse industries as they share their insights into streamlining operations, maximizing efficiencies, and achieving remarkable outcomes. We will explore the latest trends and untapped opportunities to unlock the full potential of Adept for your organization. Don't miss this invaluable session to drive adoption, growth, and expansion with Adept.

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Melissa Chiotis, Manager, Con Edison; Micah Conner, Document Control Supervisor, Nooter/Eriksen; Chad Glick, Project Systems Manager, Albemarle Corporation; Bill Kovacs, Director of Engineering and Project Management, Buzzi Unicem USA



Fireside Chat with the Executive Team

Tues 11/7  | 2:15pm - 3:00pm
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Kristen Tomasic, President; Todd Cummings, VP of R&D; Mark Mahovich, VP of Professional Services; Scott Lamond, VP of Marketing

Optional Breakout: Adept Add-On Demonstrations

Tues 11/7  | 2:00pm - 2:30pm
PublishWave, Multi-Version Handler, and Approval Signature Validation

Join us for a full-on demonstration of two of Adept’s most popular add-ons: Adept PublishWave and the Multi-Version Handler. Learn how PublishWave helps you generate high-quality PDF output from applications like AutoCAD, MicroStation, SolidWorks, Inventor, Word, and Excel. You’ll also learn PublishWave generates workflow-driven or on-demand publishing in single or batch mode and has output options to Adept, network folders, or multiple destinations.

With the Adept Multi-Version Stacker allows you to easily combine duplicates and renamed versions into one document set with a single file name and a proper version history. Learn how you can review and reorder the relevant documents to stack the versions correctly. Additionally, you will see how the add-on always finds the latest version with access to the complete version history.

Craig Schuler, Solutions Architect at Synergis Software


Break & Networking

Tues 11/7  |  3:00pm - 3:30pm



Unlock Your Potential: Strategies from the Professional Services Team

Tues 11/7  | 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Please join Mark Mahovich, Synergis VP of Professional Services in a can’t miss session where he will discuss how you can get the most out of your Adept software with strategies utilizing our Professional Services offerings.   Mark will introduce you to the Services team and all that it has to offer.  We will discuss what Technology based professional services is, and if you are using it to realize Adept’s potential in your organization.  We will take a look at some important trends in the software industry that could be hindering your success, some ways around them, and how some of our customers have been successful given these challenges.  We will also explore the role of Customer Success, how it relates to Professional Services, and what it can do to help take you and your business to the next level.  Mark will also review current offerings and give you a sneak peek into some initiatives that are currently being developed that you will want to take advantage of.  There will also be a few opportunities during this session to share your feedback and insights.   


Mark Mahovich, VP of Professional Services




Tues 11/7  | 4:15pm
(Hands-On Training Wednesday and Thursday)