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Lumivero Virtual Conference

Lumivero Virtual Conference 2023

Better Together for Better Insights, Research, and Outcomes
September 27-28, 2023

Lumivero Virtual Conference 2023

Join us as we dive into the world of data in our free virtual conference! We’re bringing researchers and Lumivero software users together to learn and connect for better insights when analyzing statistical and qualitative research to create outcomes that drive impactful decisions. Plus, we’ll discuss proven methods for reporting, presenting, and organizing data and ways to manage student work placement programs that ensure student success.

Early Bird Registration

Register by July 31 to secure exclusive benefits, which offer unique networking opportunities and the chance to significantly amplify your skillset.

Lumivero Virtual Conference 2023

70+ Presentations
20+ Product Workshops
8 Keynote Industry Leader Speakers
Days of Insights
1 Experience for Better Insights, Research, and Outcomes

Why attend the Lumivero Virtual Conference?

By attending the Lumivero Virtual Conference, you can meet, learn, and network with peers and experts around the world while we examine global impacts on and trends in research data analysis and student placement. Customize your learning and networking experience by selecting from more than 70 hours of programming available live the day of the event and on-demand for 30 days following the event.
More than 70 hours of content! Featuring keynote presentations, research and product sessions with real-time Q&A and on-demand sessions -- based on 7 conference tracks, plus an interactive exhibitor hall.

Control your learning experience. Never miss a session and participate at your leisure with access to all recorded live and on-demand presentations for up to 30 days.

Browse valuable resources and information made available by participating organizations at the digital exhibit hall.
Engage in virtual networking opportunities in Special Interest Groups (SIG’s)

• Join 90 minute Workshops for hands-on presentations showing best practices on methods, analysis, or how to use Lumivero software: Citavi, NVivo, @RISK, DecisionTools Suite, Sonia, Tevera, and XLSTAT.

• Free Virtual Conference Bag for all attendees with free access to Lumivero software: Citavi, NVivo, @RISK, and XLSTAT.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Topic: 

Building Student Self-Efficacy and Appreciation for Data-Intensive Coursework

Greg C. Ashley, PhD

Greg C. Ashley, PhD

Program Director of Ph.D. in Human Capital Management, Professor

My path to academia was different than most. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in the 1970s, I began a career with a regional telephone company in the U.S. During my tenure, I acquired an MBA and MA in economics. I enjoyed the academic context so much that I decided to change my career. In 2004, I took a buy-out from the company and became a full-time student. In 2009, I graduated with a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Nebraska. I was hired at Bellevue University and am now a full professor and doctoral program director. I primarily teach multivariate statistics courses. I also oversee several dissertations. I am a self-described statistical software nerd and enjoy working with several products, especially XLSTAT.

Keynote Topic: 

Data Analysis is Relationship Analysis: De/colonizing Points of Consideration in Qualitative Research

Kakali Bhattacharya, PhD

Kakali Bhattacharya, PhD

Professor in Research, Evaluation, and Measurements Program, University of Florida

Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya is a professor at the University of Florida, housed in the Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Program. Her work has made spaces in interdisciplinary de/colonizing work and qualitative research where creativity and contemplative approaches are legitimized and seen as gateways for cultivating depth, integrity, expansive inquiry, and discovering critical insights. Substantively, she explores transnational issues of race, class, and gender in higher education. She is the 2018 winner of AERA’s Mid-Career Scholar of Color Award and the 2018 winner of AERA’s Mentoring Award from Division G: Social Context of Education. Her co-authored text with Kent Gillen, Power, Race, and Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative, won a 2017 Outstanding Publication Award from AERA (SIG 168) and a 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. She is the 2020 winner of the Mary Frances Early College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award for research from the University of Georgia.

Keynote Topic: 

An equity framework offering: Strengthen your practice as a leader, educator, and decision-maker.

Divya Bheda, PhD

Education Consultant, Divya Bheda Consulting Services: Capacity-Building for Change and Equity

Dr. Bheda is an education consultant with over 15 years of experience leading educator professional development in brick and mortar, and online learning contexts She has led continuous improvement and DEI efforts at UT Austin, National University, and in the WSCUC region. Dr. Bheda is a leader in culturally relevant program evaluation, transformative outcomes assessment, and effective strategic planning for continuous improvement across all departments, disciplines, and divisions in higher education. Her national and international workshops, panels, and keynotes focus on educational best practices to serve students. She imbues social justice in all she offers and champions equity and organizational responsiveness for student success. As a people developer and organizational capacity builder in the higher ed, non-profit, and ed tech spaces, she has facilitated, guided, and mentored many on the path to educational activism and meaningful change. She holds a PhD in Critical and Socio-Cultural Studies in Education, an M.S. in Educational Leadership, and an M.A. in Mass Communication.

Keynote Topic: 

Improving Your Survey Questions to Improve Your Results

Dana Linnell, PhD

Dana Linnell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Program Director, MS Applied Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Dana Linnell Wanzer, PhD is an assistant professor of psychology in evaluation in the psychology department at UW-Stout. She teaches evaluation courses to students in the MS in Applied Psychology program, as well as statistics and intro psychology. Her research focuses on the evaluation profession, including defining evaluation, data visualization practices in evaluation, the role of politics in evaluation, and more. Her research emphasizes open science practices and reproducibility, namely through the Open Science Framework and reproducible data analysis scripts in R. She has been a member of the American Evaluation Association since 2014 and is currently on the Conference Advisory Group and co-Program Chair for the Research on Evaluation Topical Interest Group.

Workshop Topic:

Designing Conceptual Frameworks for Qualitative Research Studies

Johnny Saldaña

Johnny Saldaña

Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance, and Theatre. He is the author of Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time, Fundamentals of Qualitative Research, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind, Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage, Writing Qualitatively: The Selected Works of Johnny Saldaña, co-author with the late Miles and Huberman for Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook, and co-author with Matt Omasta for Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life. Saldaña’s qualitative methods works have been cited and referenced in more than 30,000 research studies conducted in over 135 countries

Workshop Topic:

How to Effectively Communicate @Risk and DecisionTools to Senior Management

webinar bio jd soloman

JD Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP

Founder of JD Solomon, Inc.

JD Solomon’s company is focused on solutions for project development, asset management, and facilitation. His technical expertise includes probabilistic analysis, root cause analysis, risk management, and systems engineering. JD's past senior leadership roles include Vice President at two Fortune 500 companies, Town Manager for a unit of local government, and Chairman of a state environmental rulemaking commission. JD is the author of two books, “Facilitating with FINESSE” and “Communicating Reliability, Risk, and Resiliency to Decision Makers: How to Get Your Boss’s Boss to Understand.” JD’s education and technical credentials include a BS In Civil Engineering, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a professional certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University. He is a licensed professional engineer in North and South Carolina. JD’s current certifications include Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Lean Management.

Workshop Topic:

Current trends and challenges for quality work-integrated learning in the higher education curriculum

Karsten Zegwaard

Karsten Zegwaard

Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Karsten Zegwaard is Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Zegwaard is Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning (3rd edition), president of Work-Integrated Learning NZ (WILNZ), and executive board member of WACE (the international WIL association). Zegwaard has been the recipient of several international awards and has been involved with work-integrated learning since 1998 and was actively involved with the university-wide role out of compulsory WIL within the undergraduate curriculum. Zegwaard has a broad research focus, including trends in WIL practice and research literature, employability enhancement, professional identity development, quality practice, and WIL staff professional development needs.

Keynote Topic:

Embracing the Writing Feedback Process

Sharon Zumbrunn, Ph.D

Sharon Zumbrunn, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sharon Zumbrunn is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Motivation in Context Research Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a feelings-and-learning-ologist, she spends a whole lot of time thinking about and studying writing motivation and self-regulation. She has published several research articles on the writing context, writing self-efficacy, writing attitudes, perceptions of feedback, and writing strategies. Importantly, she self-identifies as a struggling writer ... depending on the day.

Conference Tracks

The focus of the conference is on the impact of data analysis methods and student placement management:
• Statistical Methods and Applications
• Qualitative Research Methods
• Mixed Methods
• Risk Management
• Collaboration
• Student Placement and Work Integrated Learning
• Writing and Reference Management

Conference Activities

Keynote Presentations: 60 Minutes

The keynote presentations include industry and thought leaders in qualitative research, statistical analysis, and work readiness.

Research Presentations: 30 Minutes

The research presentations include a description of the research project with methods, data collection, analysis, and findings. If Lumivero software was used, then an explanation on how it impacted the research project is included.

Lumivero Software Impact Presentation: 30 Minutes

The software impact presentations explain and show how the use of Lumivero software has impacted the presenter’s research or work. These presentations focus on one or more of the Lumivero data landscape topics: aggregate and organize, analyze, present and report, and track and feedback.

Workshops: 90 minutes

The workshops will be hands presentations showing best practices on methods, analysis, or how to use Lumivero software: Citavi, NVivo, @RISK, DecisionTools Suite, Sonia, Tevera, and XLSTAT.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Participate in Special Interest Groups focused on data collection, research methods, analysis, reporting student placement, work-integrated learning, and connecting with colleagues.


Visit the Expo to learn more about Lumivero software, our global partners, and upcoming publications from industry publishers.

Virtual Conference Bag

All attendees will receive the Lumivero Virtual Conference Bag within 30 days of the conference end date.

Contact the conference organizers at conference@lumivero.com with questions about the presentation abstracts or conference.


Registration includes access to: All live sessions, plus access to content for up to 30 days after the conference. All attendees receive a Lumivero Virtual Conference Bag.

Early Bird Registration by July 31 – Secure VIP Access for unique networking and skill enhancement opportunities.

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Who can attend the virtual conference?

Anyone who is interested! The Lumivero Conference welcomes attendees with a variety of interests in topics ranging from risk analysis and simulation to data analysis, statical analysis, qualitative data analysis, reference management, and student placement management. You do not have to be a Lumivero software user to participate and it’s free!

How much does it cost to register?

Registration is free. What’s included with my registration? Registration includes access to all sessions, an exhibit hall, and networking opportunities. All registrants will be able to access content after the conference for up to 30 days. Plus, at the end of the conference you will receive a virtual conference bag.

What equipment do I need to attend?

You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet and a good internet connection. Zoom Events recommends: Google Chrome: 53.0.2785 or higher, Safari: 10.0.602.1.50 or higher, Firefox: 76 or higher, Internet Explorer: 10 or higher.

What if I cannot make the time to attend a particular session?

All sessions will be available in the on-demand area of the virtual conference portal which you will be able to access up to 90 days after the conference. This provides an advantage compared to physical conferences where you would have to choose between simultaneous sessions.

What if I cannot make the time to attend a particular session?

The schedule will be sent to you a week before the conference and the day before. You can also visit the conference web page for updates.
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