The Altmetric Symposium

11 am - 4 pm EDT

20 June 2018

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

At the Altmetric Virtual 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.

Symposium Format



Technical Requirements


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.


All times in Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule subject to change.

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

Institutional use cases for altmetrics:
Bruce E Herbert, Texas A&M University
Rebecca A Welzenbach & Christopher Billick, University of Michigan 
Michelle M Doty, The Commonwealth Fund

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





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 McEvoy Doty headshot

Dr. Michelle M. Doty
Vice President, Survey Research and Evaluation
The Commonwealth Fund

Stacy Konkiel
Director of Research & Education

Lily Troia
Engagement Manager

Jean Liu
Head of Product

Shane Preece

Cat Williams
Chief Marketing Officer

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.