Connect 2021 focused on empowering customers, accelerating growth, and exploring opportunities
Connect 2021 offered over 60 sessions spanning four tracks:
- pre- and post-award
- risk management
- outcomes and success management
- resource management
Sessions provided educational opportunities on the latest trends and industry best practices, networking options, product demos highlighting new innovations with Cayuse experts, and awards celebrations to acknowledge and showcase our customers’ achievements.
One attendee from UC Davis said, “This conference was very informative and I think Cayuse did an outstanding job presenting a virtual conference. I was able to attend many sessions and see the functionality and integrations across the platform/apps. I really appreciate the depth of knowledge that all of the Cayuse folks brought to the sessions.”
It wasn’t all work—we had some fun too with a “ Global Window Share” where participants were invited to snap and share a picture from their home or work office window and a race for conference participation points for a chance to win prizes.
Thanks to our conference sponsors
2021 award winners
This year’s awards included the Sheri Pulis excellence award, the COVID-19 research resilience award, and awards for both modernization and productivity. Coming soon to the Cayuse blog—a deeper dive on our amazing award winners and all that they accomplished this year.
Sheri Pulis award winner: Gina Hedberg, Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Administration, University of South Alabama
COVID-19 Adapting to Win award winner: Providence College SPaRC Office
- Stuart Tenney & Shared Resources Dept, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Southern New Hampshire University
Modernization award winner: Louise Griffin, Senior Director for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of New Hampshire
- Ella Christiansen, Director of the Office of Research for the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University
- Oakland University
- NYU Abu Dhabi
Productivity award winner: Lamar University
- Eric Boerngen, Outreach Coordinator, Research and Graduate Studies at Illinois State University
- Charles Resare, System Director of Grants & Finance, Office of Sponsored Projects at Providence St. Joseph Health
- CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Access Connect 2021 sessions and keep the conversations going all year
All the Connect sessions will be made available to conference registrants through the Connect Community. If you haven’t yet—join the Connect Community. It’s the best online place to meet peers from around the world to discuss industry issues, share expertise, and ask questions.
We hope you’ll join us in 2022!
This year was another success, with so many insightful presentations and sharing across our customer community. We couldn’t have done it without all of YOU—our customers and colleagues whose commitment and passion for the research industry inspire and motivate us every day. Only time will tell if next year’s event will be in-person or virtual or a bit of both, but either way, we can’t wait to see everyone again!