Are you keen to learn how altmetrics can be used to benefit your organization and career?

At the Altmetric Symposium, you’ll discover:

  • How to use altmetrics when planning research outreach strategies, applying for grants, and benchmarking organizational success
  • The latest innovations in Altmetric products and data sources
  • Useful new Altmetric and research metrics educational resources

You will also get the chance to engage directly with other altmetrics enthusiasts from across North America.

Altmetrics researcher Dr. Timothy Bowman (Wayne State University) will deliver the day’s keynote address.


June 20, 2018

1 am – 4 pm EDT

Symposium Format

The Altmetric Symposium will be hosted via videoconference, and has been designed with maximum flexibility and interactivity in mind. Feel free to join us for the whole day or just a session or two. With a free advance registration, attendees will have access to the entire day’s discussions, presentations, handouts, and more.

Technical Requirements

The Altmetric Symposium will be run using GoToWebinar (for presentations) and Zoom (for breakout sessions). Installation instructions will be sent upon registration for the event. You will need a webcam and microphone or telephone to participate in the Zoom-hosted breakout sessions.


  • Dr. Timothy Bowman Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • Dr. Bruce Herbert Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
  • Christopher Billick Director of Digital Strategy, University of Michigan
  • Rebecca A. Welzenbach Research Impact Librarian, University of Michigan
  • Michelle M. Doty Vice President, Survey Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Stacy Konkiel Director of Research & Education, Altmetric
  • Lily Troia Engagement Manager, Altmetric
  • Jean Liu Head of Product, Altmetric
  • Shane Preece Developer, Altmetric
  • Cat Williams Chief Operating Officer, Altmetric


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM


11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Keynote, Dr. Timothy Bowman

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM

The value of patents in understanding the economic impacts of research

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM

New altmetrics educational resources

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Customer use cases: Texas A&M University and University of Michigan (with more TBA)

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Altmetric product roadmap

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Altmetric Explorer for Institutions: What’s new?

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Breakout sessions

TBA new Altmetric Explorer feature: ‘altmetrics in action’

Using the Altmetric Explorer API to build custom apps and reports

Mashing up Dimensions and Altmetric data for better benchmarking

2:50 PM – 3:35 PM

Using Altmetric EFI strategically

3:35 PM – 3:50 PM

Finding an altmetrics engagement strategy that works at your organization

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM