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The Summit for Presence Partners

July 29-30, 2020
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Schedule & Speakers

On July 29 & 30, hundreds of Presence campus partners will join together for our first ever summit. Have you ever been curious to know how other campuses use Presence? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether you’re getting the most out of it? Now is your chance to find out!

Take a peek below to explore the full schedule, keynote speaker bio, and more exciting details. We're already a wee bit in love with our speaker and bet you'll adore him, too.

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Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Michigan

Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III is a third-generation educator and creator committed to the lives, love, and liberation of everyday Black people. Named a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dr. Davis is an award-winning professor at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan where his research and teaching broadly focus on issues of race, racism, and systemic oppression in education and society.

Dr. Davis has produced more than three dozen publications including research articles, books, and scholarly essays as well as several short and feature-length films. Most recently, he co-edited “Student Activism, Politics, and Campus Climate and Higher Education,” which offers a contemporary portrait of student political engagement on-campus and beyond. Additionally, Dr. Davis’ work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, The Chronicle of Higher Education and cited in amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States.

As a strategist and racial equity educator, Dr. Davis has trained more the 7,000 students, educators, and institutional leaders from over 100 colleges and universities around the world. Most notably Dr. Davis has given invited lectures at Brown University, Grambling State University, the Sorbonne University in Paris, Stanford University, and Wharton Business School at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.

As an organizer, Dr. Davis is the founder and director for the Scholars for Black Lives collective, an international group of grassroots and university thinkers who are politically committed to the labor of engaged scholarship, public teaching, and advocacy against injustice to the end of improving the material conditions for everyday Black people. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where Black Lives Matter Los Angeles is his political home.

Summit Schedule

Wednesday, July 29th

12:00pm EDT Opening Remarks & Keynote

Opening Remarks
Welcome to Momentum!
We're bubbling with excitement to kick off the inaugural Presence partner summit. Join us for the official opening where we'll be providing our own state of the industry, showcasing some insights on how you are all using the platform, and presenting some inspiring success from your campuses.
Reuben Pressman
Founder & CEO
Presence
Holly Kickliter
Chief Happiness Officer
Presence
Andy Gould
Chief Revenue Officer
Presence
Keynote Speech
Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III is a third-generation educator and creator committed to the lives, love, and liberation of everyday Black people. Named a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dr. Davis is an award-winning professor at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan where his research and teaching broadly focus on issues of race, racism, and systemic oppression in education and society.
Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Michigan

1:40pm EDT Partner Sessions #1

Orientation in the time of COVID
  • Event Management
  • Virtual Programming
Arkansas Tech University is committed to meeting our students where they are especially during the time of COVID. When we realized that student wouldn't be returning to campus until the fall semester we sprang into action on ways we could keep them connected throughout the summer and knew Presence was the perfect platform to keep the momentum going.
Learning Outcomes
  • Attendees will have an understanding of why we chose an online pre-orientation.
  • Attendees will have an understanding of how students can complete the pre-orientation process.
Chelsea Lairamore
Interim Assistant Dean for Campus Life
Arkansas Tech University
Meighan Burke
Director of Student Transition
Arkansas Tech University
Streamlining your Finance Process without losing content
  • Budget Management
We all know finance processes for student organizations can be big, cumbersome, and involve numerous other departments on campus. Through Presence, we have been able to streamline many of our finance processes through a few straightforward student-facing forms without losing any of the content. This helps to remove barriers for students, consolidate information for staff, allow exports/reports of finances, and more robust tracking of expenditures and balances.
Learning Outcomes
  • To learn more about Presence Finance module
  • To answer questions about financial priorities for your own institution.
  • To incorporate the priorities into the options Presence has to offer.
  • To understand the boundaries current financial process and policies create and how to help alleviate these barriers
Valerie Nettleton
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Programs and Events
Middlebury College
Keeping the Buy-in
  • Cross-department Collaboration
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
You've been able to foster buy-in with campus partners to use Presence... now where do you go? Join in for a conversation about one institution's success with fostering and maintaining buy-in as well as sharing your own/asking for help.
Learning Outcomes
  • Attendees will be able to identify key steps to building campus buy-in
  • Attendees will be able to identify means of maintaining campus buy-in
  • Attendees will be able to apply a method of buy-in to their own campus
Alex Barkley
Director, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
Manhattanville College
Infusing development into your selection process
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Student staff selection can be daunting for students, and can often feel like a competition full of judgment and comparison. Learn how Tufts University leveraged its selection process to increase developmental opportunities, increase transparency in the process, and remove implicit biases.
Learning Outcomes
  • Attendees will learn strategies to remove bias from selection processes
  • Attendees will identify collaboration opportunities for campus partners to assist in selection
  • Attendees will develop learning outcomes for students going through an application process
Tim Jordan
Assistant Director of Residential Education
Tufts University
Nadia Vargas
Associate Director of Residential Education
Tufts University

2:40pm EDT Roundtable Discussions

Virtual Programming
  • Event Management
  • Virtual Programming
Whether you're back on campus, fully virtual, or running a hybrid model, virtual programming is becoming the new normal. This roundtable will discuss the ins and outs of designing, facilitating, and assessing everything virtual programming.
Haley Burrow
Happiness Expert
Presence
Campus Buy-In for Learning Outcomes Framework
  • Co-Curricular Learning & Skill Development
  • Cross-department Collaboration
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
Designing a stellar learning outcome is great — but that's just the beginning of your co-curricular journey. This roundtable will discuss the trials & tribulations of creating buy-in from staff members across all corners of campus.
Travis Gibler
Senior Happiness Expert
Presence
Finance, Budgets, & Processes
  • Budget Management
  • Cross-department Collaboration
  • Event Management
Creating budget management processes can feel like trudging through mud. Join this roundtable to learn how other partners are tracking the pennies and design your own process that'll be love at first budget reconciliation.
Franklin Alves
Happiness Expert
Presence
Fostering Student Buy-In
  • Cross-department Collaboration
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
How do you solve a problem like the unengaged student? This roundtable will brainstorm strategies for empowering your student leaders to take ownership of their organization management, engagement data, and assessment.
Alex Coleman
Happiness Expert
Presence
Using Data to Inform Inclusion Practices
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
  • Leveraging Data
  • Retention & Student Success
Having access to great data is only telling you half the story. This roundtable will put your data into action by identifying involvement trends and creating strategies to create a more equitable campus community.
Cody Flowers
Happiness Expert
Presence

3:40pm EDT Partner Sessions #2

The Journey to the Perfect Program Virtually
  • Event Management
  • Virtual Programming
During COVID-19, trying to keep students engaged can be difficult and intimidating. Understanding how to implement innovative programs that will capture all audiences from a far is a skill set many student affairs professionals were not taught during their graduate program. This session will focus on general program develop techniques while adding in general ideas to make them virtual.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn how to plan an event and implement it successfully.
  • Identify resources and tools that are cost-efficient when implementing a virtual program.
  • Understand how to gauge successful student participation and interest by utilizing Presence forms.
Samantha Amos
Assistant Director of Campus Life
Emory & Henry College
Working from Home with Presence: Using Forms to Sustain and Increase Departmental Operations
  • Creative Use of Presence
Is it challenging to continue operations online? Learn how the Office of Student Life at San Bernardino Valley College has been creating and using forms to sustain and increase efficiencies in departmental operations. Topics covered will be Student Government applications and elections, Chromebook disbursement, Student ID process, and our forms in development for the Valley 360 Resource Center (Pantry). This session is geared toward novice users.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify campus operations that can be transferred to Presence Forms.
Dr. Raymond A. Carlos
Director of Student Life
San Bernardino Valley College
Marie Maghuyop
Student Activities and Campus Center Specialist
San Bernardino Valley College
The Magic Number: Using Involvement Data to Uncover Key Indicators for Retention
  • Leveraging Data
  • Retention & Student Success
We know that students' involvement on campus is linked to higher rates of persistence and retention, but how involved is too involved? If you could know that precise information for your student population, what types of interventions would you design? How would your work change? In this presentation, we'll discuss how Valdosta State University used their student involvement data to identify at what point involvement was correlated with higher rates of retention, how over-involvement correlated with lower rates of retention, the strategies we’re developing to promote student success, and why every student affairs division should take the data-backed approach.
Dr. Vince Miller
Vice President for Student Affairs
Valdosta State University
Much More than Just Another Technological Platform!
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
Maximizing Presence to benefit the student experience! Hear the ways in which one campus integrated Presence into organization involvement, programming, budget management and student leader trainings. It is more than just another platform; it is integrating Presence into the fabric of the student experience.
Learning Outcomes

 

  • Attendees will learn about mapping & gamifying experiential learning to skill development with automated pathways
  • Attendees will learn how analyzing trends and patterns provides institutions with strategies to increase retention
  • Attendees will learn about helping students articulate skills with SmartTranscripts and telling the story of Student Affairs

 

Alison Bartel Keller
Director, Center for Student Involvement
University of Richmond
Lauren Foligno
Assistant Director for Programming
University of Richmond
Lisa McCoy
Coordinator, Greek Life
University of Richmond

4:40 pm EDT Product Announcement

  • Feature Spotlight
Be part of Presence history by witnessing the very first live product announcement. We'd love to give you some more details but then we'd be virtually giving it away!
Reuben Pressman
CEO & Founder
Presence

5:00 pm EDT Networking & Happy Hour

Take a breather from the professional and get to know fellow momentum attendees! During this time-slot, we'll randomly pair you up with a new Presence partner every 5 minutes, so you can expand your network and get to know other professionals in the field.

Thursday, July 30th

12:00pm EDT Day 2 Welcome & Pro Dev Launch

Welcome Back!
We'll be turning up the energy for day two of momentum by replaying some highlights from day one, outlining the day's schedule, and launching a one-of-a-kind professional development pathway that's exclusive to Presence partners. You won't want to miss this one!
Reuben Pressman
Founder & CEO
Presence
Holly Kickliter
Chief Happiness Officer
Presence

12:30 pm EDT Partner Sessions #3

Utilizing student engagement data to support retention efforts during a pandemic
  • Leveraging Data
  • Retention & Student Success
After somewhat suddenly having to vacate campus and send students home due to COVID, we were left with the question of how to determine which students were remaining engaged remotely and which might be at risk for not retaining.

Our campus was having success implementing Presence and had a lot of momentum in gaining and training users prior to the pandemic however, most of our staff were still unfamiliar with the platform at the time we all left campus. Given the urgent nature of the situation and needing to quickly identify students who weren’t engaging, we didn’t have time to implement campus-wide training or create immediate buy-in remotely.

We’ve had success tracking student engagement through Presence but, with everyone disbursed, how could we centralize our efforts and gather information across campus from a variety of departments quickly and efficiently to aid in determining retention risk?

In this presentation, we’ll discuss how our campus began tracking attendance at an unprecedented rate and incorporated Presence engagement data into our existing retention efforts.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how Eckerd used Google Meet audit logs to fill in attendance gaps
  • Organize a team of staff to input data into Presence
  • Incorporate Presence data into retention risk-scoring
Chelsea Creaturo
Research Analyst
Eckerd College
How to Take Your In-Person Leadership Program Online
  • Student Leader/Organization Training
  • Virtual Programming
Throughout this presentation, we will outline how as a department we took our in-person leadership development program completely online, maximized student engagement, and tripled student participation. The presentation will explore how we modified content to the online platform as well as successfully engaged with students virtually.
Learning Outcomes
  • Reflect on how to move a program from in-person to virtually
  • Identify specific resources, tools and strategies in Presence to help maximize student engagement online
  • Understand how successful collaboration with Presence staff assisted in the development of the leadership program
Marquece Holifield
Associate Director of Student Engagement
National Louis University
Keith Baltimore
Student Engagement Manager
National Louis University
Jordan Colon
Associate Director of Student Development
National Louis University
Launching An Esports Program
  • Virtual Programming
Esports is quickly becoming the most widely embraced platform of student extracurricular activities. Emerging engagement data is pointing towards a strong gaming center and esports program as not only an engaging program in student life, but now a very relevant decision factor for students choosing institutions to attend. Esports is more than just a players-only event, it’s the fastest-growing engagement phenomenon in the history of extracurricular involvement.
Learning Outcomes

Participants in this track will leave with a practical working knowledge of these topics:

  • A feasibility study for a gaming center
  • Developing tools to demonstrate the ROI for your gaming center
  • Establishing an inclusive Esports organization and constitution
  • Developing a job description for an Esports coach
  • Establishing a space on campus
  • Logistics and space use management
  • How to set up Esports tournaments
  • Assessment of recruitment and retention effects
David Gehrels
Director of Student Activities
Schreiner University
Connect, Engage, and Serve with the Thompson Scholarship Program
  • Creative Use of Presence
The mission of Thompson Scholarship Programs is to support recipients of the Thompson Scholarship for Working Families in their successful pursuit and completion of a college degree. Beyond the financial support of the scholarship, our scholarship program strives to provide holistic support for each recipient and to serve as a springboard for growth while creating opportunities to connect, engage, and serve from the time they arrive at BGSU through graduation.
Learning Outcomes

In this presentation, you will learn about the Thompson Scholarship Program at Bowling Green State University and some of the current and planned uses for Presence to serve our student population.

Kayla Ballinger
Coordinator for Student Engagement and Programming
Bowling Green State University
Co-curricular Mapping to Demonstrate Competency Development
  • Co-Curricular Learning & Skill Development
Lynn University has been using a theory based curriculum to guide their program development. They mapped that curriculum to the NACE Competencies, so that students would be able to more clearly talk about what they were learning through their co-curricular involvements. Students can now see their progress in these competencies as skills and levels in Presence. This presentation will review the process they used to accomplish this.
Learning Outcomes
  • Participants will understand the competency mapping process as well as how skills and levels were determined.
  • Participants will be exposed to the different ways students automatically get credit in the system for the skills and levels of the competencies.
Dr. Sabrena O'Keefe
Director for Student Involvement
Lynn University

1:30 EDT Networking - Topic Discussions

Just like in yesterday's networking happy hour, you'll have the opportunity to have short discussions with other Presence users about topics relevant to higher education today.

Topic #1:

What is the biggest challenge you and/or your area is facing at your institution right now?
Just like in yesterday's networking happy hour, you'll have the opportunity to have short discussions with other Presence users about topics relevant to higher education today.

Topic #2:

What's the most beneficial thing you've done with Presence so far? OR (for our newer partners) What do you hope to be able to do with Presence that will be big/beneficial?

2:20 EDT Partner Sessions #4

Tracking Social Media Content & Data During COVID 19
  • Leveraging Data
This presentation will discuss how the University of Mary Washington has been tracking its online engagement and which forms of online engagement have been the most successful amongst the student population.
Learning Outcomes
  • Implement methods to track online student engagement
  • Understand forms of online student engagement that we would recommend
  • Learn from others what type of online content works for their institutions and how they track online engagement
Crystal Rawls
Assistant Director of Student Activities and Engagement
University of Mary Washington
Applying Competencies and Skills to Learning Pathways
  • Co-Curricular Learning & Skill Development
Developing Competencies and Skills can be intimidating, but applying them doesn't have to be! Learn some practical steps to examine campus programs to develop meaningful learning pathways for all members of the campus community.
Learning Outcomes
  • Attendees will identify one institution’s approach and challenges to CCO
  • Attendees will identify tools to help them examine/develop their own CCO
Alexander Barkley
Director, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
Manhattanville College
Roller Coaster ride through Secondary Education
Roller coasters are made in different types of sizes, shapes, loops, and turns! College can be a massive roller coaster of life for students – we need to understand how they made it through the roller coaster of high school they just finished! High School is now entirely Generation Z and parented primarily by Generation Y/Millennials. What this means for us as education professionals is there are new trends, behaviors and habits for the group of students we are now educating and counseling. Learn how these characteristics are cultivated in high school and then can be transitioned to enhance their college experience and your campus as a community.
Learning Outcomes
  • Refine understanding of Gen Z as students and Gen Y/Millennials as parents
  • Remodel engagement of students in education and campus events, activities and organizations
  • Develop ways to connect with them through social media
  • Ability to advocate for students by understanding their why
Harlan Bailey II
Associate Dean of Student Engagement
Einstein School
Collaboration and Student Engagement through Points
  • Cross-department Collaboration
  • Creative Use of Presence
What started as a small project to expand Welcome Week turned into a 79-day long collaborative student engagement experience. Learn how you can apply a similar model to your practices to increase collaboration, track engagement, and empower student attendance.
Learning Outcomes
  • Participants will leave with tips to create a campus-wide engagement experience
  • Participants will establish a timeline for implementation
Cara Wood
Director of Student Activities
Bradley University

3:20 pm EDT Presence Tech Best Practice Workshops

Design Award-Winning Learning Pathways
  • Co-Curricular Learning & Skill Development
During these tech workshops, our Happiness Experts will show off creative use cases for the Presence software. After a short demo, you'll have the opportunity to try out these new strategies on your own! You'll have the opportunity to attend 2, 30-minute presentations - so no sweat if you can't pick just one!

This session will show you how to take control of pathways in Presence for use with advanced practices like scaffolding, layering, elective track building, weighting values, and designing for complicated programs on campus.
Travis Gibler
Senior Happiness Expert
Presence
Tag Your Programming Like a Pro
  • Event Management
  • Leveraging Data
During these tech workshops, our Happiness Experts will show off creative use cases for the Presence software. After a short demo, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and try out these new strategies on your own! You'll have the opportunity to attend 2, 30-minute presentations - so no sweat if you can't pick just one!

This workshop will explore best practices for program tagging to help with event discovery, enhancing analysis of retention and financial allocation, organization development, as well as creating connections with learning pathways.
Haley Burrow
Happiness Expert
Presence
Create & Manage Digital Elections
  • Creative Use of Presence
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
During these tech workshops, our Happiness Experts will show off creative use cases for the Presence software. After a short demo, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions try out these new strategies on your own! You'll have the opportunity to attend 2, 30-minute presentations - so no sweat if you can't pick just one!

Discover how to run elections in Presence including collecting nominations, customizing ballots with candidate photos and descriptions, as well as automating the voting process. These practices will apply to all races from student government, to homecoming, to clubs. Do this and more while maintaining an easy and simple user experience for your students.
Franklin Alves
Happiness Expert
Presence
Mastering Forms & HTML
  • Creative Use of Presence
During these tech workshops, our Happiness Experts will show off creative use cases for the Presence software. After a short demo, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and try out these new strategies on your own! You'll have the opportunity to attend 2, 30-minute presentations - so no sweat if you can't pick just one!

Unlock the full potential of the forms tool in Presence and create stunning layouts and designs. Get to know the best HTML snippets you can copy and paste, as well as utilizing advanced form fields. You can use these tools to create engaging content for student involvement fairs, orientation, engaging organizations, and more!
Cody Flowers
Happiness Expert
Presence
All Things Virtual
  • Creative Use of Presence
  • Increasing Platform Adoption
  • Virtual Programming
During these tech workshops, our Happiness Experts will show off creative use cases for the Presence software. After a short demo, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and try out these new strategies on your own! You'll have the opportunity to attend 2, 30-minute presentations - so no sweat if you can't pick just one!

With a hybrid or virtual component being an inevitability at most institutions this fall, this workshop will focus on best practices for thinking virtual with Presence! This includes platform functionality such as tagging, contact tracing, virtual participation tracking, embedding welcome videos, and creating engaging pages.
Alex Coleman
Happiness Expert
Presence

4:30 pm EDT Partner Sessions #5

Creating a Leadership Program from Scratch
  • Student Leader/Organization Training
  • Virtual Programming
CU Denver created a leadership program from scratch during the Summer of 2019 incorporating one time experiences, co-curricular "short courses," conferences, leadership certificate programs, and YouTube once COVID-19 hit. The presenter will do a short presentation to share about each type of program, leveraging campus partnerships and use of Presence to support their programs. The audience will then have time to share about their leadership programs successes and areas of challenge.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the Social Change Model of Leadership
  • Articulate three types of leadership learning strategies they can use on their campus
  • Share about 1 success and challenge they face organizing leadership education.
Tierza Watts
Director of Student Life & Campus Community
University of Colorado Denver
Using Presence Data to Tell a Story
  • Leveraging Data
Do you know the great things that your department is doing but haven’t been able to capture the full story for stakeholders? These Presence proficient presenters will show you how to utilize tags, demographics, and attendance features to create attention-grabbing reports.
Learning Outcomes

By participating in this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the various capabilities of Presence analytics
  • Demonstrate learning by applying the concepts of Presence analytics to one of their goals
  • Identify how to engage stakeholders with Presence analytics
Jessica Fitzpatrick
Coordinator of Student Involvement
Lynn University
Jaclyn Kuwik-Buttacavoli
Assistant Director for Student Involvement
Lynn University
Presenting the Future: How to Utilize Presence to Support Co-Curriculum
  • Co-Curricular Learning & Skill Development
This session will describe how Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy is utilizing the Presence platform to support documentation and reporting of co-curricular outcomes related to student professional development. The co-curricular framework is based on accreditation requirements that extend didactic learning and are designed in a customizable manner. Future directions will be discussed regarding programmatic changes and further incorporation of Presence into co-curricular tracking and reporting. Participants will be able to brainstorm how to use the Presence platform and data reporting utilization to support co-curriculum at their institution.
Learning Outcomes
  • Describe ways that Presence can be utilized to support co-curricular structure and documentation
  • Recognize reporting capabilities of the Presence platform
  • Identify ways to streamline user experience for students and faculty interactions with the Presence platform
Jaclyn Boyle
Assistant Dean, Student Success; Associate Professor
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy
Chelsea Donovan
Program Coordinator, Office of Assessment
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy
Breaking New Ground: Getting the most out of your Org Registration/Transition Process
  • Creative Use of Presence
  • Event Management
In this presentation we will share how Middlebury College has used the organization registration form in various ways for new organization registration, org/department registration, and transition. By expanding our form, using conditional logic and conditional approvals, we have been able to gather information about our student organizations beyond the typical registration such as: policy information, risk assessments, organization self assessments, leader transitions, and more.
Learning Outcomes
  • Explore the possible uses of the organization registration form
  • Identify important information to be gathered
  • Select key information to be disseminated
  • Streamline the organizational administrative workflow
Valerie Nettleton
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Programs and Events
Middlebury College
Be an Uncle M.I.K.E. (Mentor-Inspire-Knowledge-Encourage)
This discussion opens a dialogue with Advisors peers to discuss experiences and the importance of Multicultural Competency, Empathy, Flexibility, and Self-Awareness. This also includes an overview and the importance of Policy & Procedures. “What you know gets hired. What you do can get your fired.”

Delivery format: This 50-minute discussion allows advisors to share experiences, and discuss effective ways to promote, engage, and achieve student success.
Learning Outcomes

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of mentoring and mentorship
Michael Cadore
Associate Provost
Eastern Florida State College

5:30 pm EDT Speed Networking with Peers

In a fun and energizing speed networking format, mix and mingle with peers in similar roles at other institutions.

5:50 pm EDT Closing Remarks

All good things must come to end. Join us and say goodbye (for now) to the new friends you've made as we put an official close to momentum 2020.
Reuben Pressman
Founder & CEO
Presence
Holly Kickliter
Chief Happiness Officer
Presence
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