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APQC's 2013 KM Conference: Breakout Session Overviews

APQC’s 18th Annual Knowledge Management (KM) Conference was a huge success. As a new member to our KM team, it was great for me to meet many of the attendees and conference speakers.

We had a lot of great organizations presenting on the new and exciting things that are happening in KM. Obviously, it’s hard to pick and choose what breakout sessions to attend. I know I had that problem. Luckily, we now have overviews of the breakout sessions available in APQC’s Knowledge Base. If you missed out on a session, take a read and see what you missed.

Here's a small sample of what's in the collection:

  • Aspen Technology presented on KM change management strategy and what change employees need to know, including bringing in sponsors, stakeholders, evangelists, impacted employees, and end users. You can read the full overview here.
  • Ernst & Young’s presentation was about how the organization introduced and used IdeaJam to promote innovation. You can read the full overview here.
  • ConocoPhillips and its KM team discussed how the organization implemented jams, wikithons, and visioning sessions. All three have become beneficial to how the energy corporation crowdsources many of its ideas to look ahead. You can read the full overview here.
  • Transpetro was facing a problem with an aging and retiring workforce, and making sure that it had the critical knowledge to equip a new generation of employees. The Brazilian energy company implemented an aggressive KM strategy using knowledge mapping. You can read the full overview here.

APQC’s Darcy Lemons, senior consultant, and Lauren Trees, KM program manager, also presented data on expertise location. The overview is currently being offered to both members and non-members for a short time.  

The rest of the overviews can be viewed here. We also have available the slides from each presentation in this collection.

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