We are thrilled to announce this year’s Summer Software Showcase For Staff. This year’s showcase offers an opportunity for Chapman University staff to discover innovative applications and gain insights into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in productivity applications.

Why AI?

AI is reshaping the way we approach challenges and opportunities in academia. Our showcase aims to demystify AI, highlight its practical applications, and inspire our staff to leverage AI tools and techniques in their daily work.

Event Details: 

  • Date: 7/23/24 
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm – You can register for one session or all sessions
  • Location: Virtual (Zoom) 

What to Expect:  

  • Opening Keynote: 
    • Helen Norris, Vice President, and Chief Information Officer. Helen will kick off the event with an inspiring keynote on the current and future of AI at Chapman University. 
  • Interactive Workshops and live demonstrations: 
    • Microsoft Copilot for Web: Explore the capabilities of Copilot for Web in our hands-on workshop designed to enhance your skills through an interactive session.
    • Zoom AI Companion: Learn how Zoom AI Companion can help you seamlessly integrate AI into your virtual meetings for enhanced productivity and efficiency.
    • Uncovering Deepfakes: Learn how AI is being used to create deepfakes, such as fake AI photos and videos.
    • Adobe Express Generative AI: Create engaging social media content effortlessly with Adobe Express generative AI.
  • Closing Keynote: 
    • Taylor Greene, Chair of Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Anna Alber, Senior Research Scientist, and Phillip Lyle, Associate Vice President of Enterprise & Research Infrastructure and Client Services, will discuss how they use Generative AI tools in their work.

Why Attend?

  • Stay Informed: Keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in AI technology. 
  • Enhance Skills: Gain practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in your role at Chapman. 
  • Innovate: Discover new ways to incorporate AI into your projects and initiatives. 
  • Collaborate: Build connections with fellow staff members and explore opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

How to Register:

Zoom registration for the Summer Software Showcase for Staff is now open. Please register to secure your spot now. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. We will share the sessions’ recordings in the Working at Chapman newsletter in August.

We are excited to bring the Chapman University community together to explore the vast potential of AI. Join us for a day of learning, inspiration, and innovation at the Summer Software Showcase. Together, let’s embrace the future of AI and harness its power to advance our mission of excellence in education and research.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)