Meeting in the Midwest: Welcome to the 2017 Fall Onsemble Conference

April Schultz
September 20th, 2017

It’s fall in the Midwest, which means the leaves are changing, the air is crisp and the 2017 Fall Onsemble Conference is in full swing. The Onsemble community has come together for a week of learning and collaboration in Forte’s home base: Madison, WI. The Onsemble conference is Forte’s biannual customer summit that brings the community together to participate in dynamic workshops, individual sessions and collaborative conversations with peer organizations to find solutions for common industry challenges.

This year, we’ve gathered at the beautiful Monona Terrace Convention Center, where the wall to ceiling windows provide a stunning view of Lake Monona and a perfect backdrop for the week’s activities.

monona terrace madison onsemble  

To celebrate the conference kickoff, attendees and Forte team members alike met on the Monona Terrace Rooftop for food, drinks and networking. On the roof, surrounded by people ready to learn, you get a glimpse of what makes Madison such a great place for a community to come together.


Conference sessions began early this week with a half day of Forte’s Coverage Analysis Certification Workshop on Monday, hosted in collaboration with Research Matrix. Attendees of this workshop spent a day and a half learning how to streamline and optimize coverage analysis processes in OnCore, and received up to 16 hours of continuing education credits through SOCRA and ACRP.

Sessions continued on Tuesday with two focused, interactive workshops. Forte’s Operational Goals (CROMA) Workshop was a highlight for attendees, who participated in dynamic discussions about implementing strategies to create and achieve organizational research goals.

Today began with the Forte keynote, where our Founder, CEO & Chief Customer Officer, Shree Kalluri, as well as other members of Forte’s Senior Leadership Team, announced company updates and new developments in the progress of Forte solutions.

onsemble keynote presentation

The lineup of sessions for today allows attendees to choose from a variety of different topic tracks, including Analytics and Reporting, Regulatory and Data Management, Operational Efficiencies and more. One notable track during this year’s conference focuses on Biospecimen Management. Sessions in this track, such as “Lessons Learned Implementing a New Tissue Bank” and “OnCore BSM Highlights,” discuss methods for addressing common challenges, streamlining workflows and effectively using technology to improve biospecimen management at research institutions. In each track, attendees can expect to learn about real experiences from speakers at top organizations, and find ample time for questions and follow-up discussion.

Already, the 2017 Fall Onsemble conference is an event to remember. In the days that follow, attendees are sure to find even greater insights, build valuable relationships with their peers and find actionable takeaways to encourage a lasting impact on their organizations’ clinical research operations.

Learn more about this week’s agenda on the Onsemble conference website.