Madison,  WI 
United States
  • Booth: 1340

Great conferences start here!

We make the collection, production and distribution of your conference content easier to manage. It all starts with CATALYST, our flexible, intuitive abstract and speaker management system. Once all of your final program content is collected, reviewed, accepted and scheduled within CATALYST, we can help you produce print and digital conference materials for your attendees:

  • CATALYST abstract and speaker management system
  • Printed conference materials
  • Digital conference materials, delivered online or offline
  • Mobile conference app

Brands: CATALYST online abstract management system

 Press Releases

  • Omnipress, a provider of conference content solutions and services for associations and other organizations for over 40 years, launched its newest abstract and speaker management system, CATALYST® in 2016. This year, CATALYST makes its premier debut at IAEE Expo! Expo, with even more updates and ehnacements designed to make the process of managing a call for papers as simple as possible for meeting planners. 

    Since the 1970's, Omnipress has been helping organizations better manage their call for papers process. While it was once a completely paper-based process, the company launched its first web-based abstract management system nearly 18 years ago. In August of 2016, Omnipress introduced CATALYST, their newest abstract management system, which is being showcased for the first time here at IAEE. 

    An Abstract Management System Built on Best Practices

    CATALYST is more than a flexible, intuitive system designed to create a better experience for submitters, reviewers and administrators. It was built using the experience and knowledge of a company that has worked with thousands of organizations on tens-of-thousands conferences. We've seen it all, and know what works best, and what doesn't. With CATALYST, meeting planners can leverage that knowledge and experience, while working with a system that can be configured to meet your conference's needs. 

    Additionally, every customer is assigned a dedicated project manager that sets up your CATALYST site for you, while providing ideas, best practices and guidance every step of the way.

    Industry Partnerships, Integrations Provide an Even Better Experience for Users and Planners

    New in 2018, Omnipress has announced the formation of several industry partnerships and integrations to provide greater access to CATALYST for meeting planners, while creating an even more seamless experience for users. 

    In addition to being a long-time member and supporter of organizations such as ASAE, IAEE, AMCI and CESSE, Omnipress is now a recognized partner of the following technology and service providers:

    • Conference Direct Preferred Supplier
    • Community Brands Tech Partner
    • ACGI Resource Partner
    • Fuzion Member

    Additionally, Omnipress has and continues to develop direct integrations between their CATALYST abstract management system and other industry tech platforms such as leading association management system providers and iThenticate® Plagiarism Detection Software. 

    All of the Features You Expect

    CATALYST features the tools and functionality that help meeting planners save time and resources so they can focus on other aspects of their conference. 

    • Intuitive interface
    • Flexible, dynamic forms
    • Role-based dashboards
    • Custom scoring systems
    • Submission and review tracking
    • Review assignment options
    • Communication and notification 
    • Schedule builder with conflict detection
    • Payment collection option
    • Simple and flexible reporting

    With CATALYST, Conference Materials are Even Easier, Too

    When you use CATALYST, we already have everything we need to turn your accepted content into final print, digital and mobile conference materials. CATALYST also serves as a user-friendly CMS where your program is formatted and pushed to the output of your choice: printed conference materials, online or offline digital conference materials or a mobile conference app. 

    See a Demo at Booth #1340

    Interested in seeing CATALYST in action and exploring how we can help simplify your next conference? Visit Bob, Matt and Tim in Booth #1340. Or, if you're part of the hosted buyer program, schedule an appointment for a more personalized demonstration. 

    For more information on CATALYST and our entire suite of conference solutions, visit our website.


  • CATALYST(R) Abstract & Speaker Management System
    CATALYST is an extremely flexible and intuitive abstract and speaker management system, built on over 40 years of best practices.

  • Great conferences start here. 

    CATALYST by Omnipress is designed to provide a better experience for submitters and reviewers. And with powerful tracking, scheduling and reporting options, it's easy to manage all aspects of your call for papers from directly within CATALYST, giving you more time to focus on other aspects of your event. 

    But CATALYST is more than an easy-to-use tool. It is also your key to unlock the collective experience of a company that has been helping organizations collect, produce and distribute conference content for over 40 years. With this experience comes knowledge--ideas, best practices and tips--to make the process of sourcing and producing your conference content easier to manage. 

    •  A highly configurable system with extremely flexible forms that allows you to create a workflow that matches the requirements of your conference
    • Integrate CATALYST with your database or association management system to create a more seamless user experience while simplifying data management
    • It's intuitive interface design coupled with role-based dashboards make it simple for submitters to provide their information quickly, with minimal instruction, improving the quality of submissions you receive
    • Powerful and flexible reporting capabilities give you access to the data you need, in the format you need it
    • Built-in tools such as communication management and scheduling with conflict detection make it easier to manage your entire call-for-papers process
    • Every customer is assigned a dedicated Project Manager who not only sets up the site for you, but also provides ideas, tips and tricks on how to simplify your process using best practices compiled from our 40 years of experience with the abstract management process

    CATALYST also serves as a centralized content management system, where we can easily push all program content into print, digital and mobile conference materials to distribute to your attendees.  

    Printed Conference Materials: 

    We specialize in conference printing to deliver high-quality materials on-time, even under the most demanding timelines.

    Digital Conference Materials:

    Provide a more user-friendly way to search and access speaker materials, handouts, papers and presentations before, during and after the conference. Offer online access through a simple link on your existing organization or conference website, or distribute an offline version as a downloadable file or an a branded USB or DVD.

    Mobile Conference App:

    Deliver on-site access to educational content plus important conference information in a full-featured mobile app: complete program information, personal itinerary builder, social timeline, person-to-person messaging and more. 

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