Hello fellow New England insights and data professionals,
In more normal times, I would be taking this opportunity to tell you about all the great events that the Insights Association, New England Chapter has planned for 2020. We do not, however, find ourselves living in anywhere near normal times and the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to make substantial adjustments to our programs and operations, just as each of us are making radical changes in our personal and professional lives to stay safe.
The marquee event of the year is typically our Spring Conference, and our team of volunteers has been hard at work pulling together a fantastic line-up of speakers. We have, however, postponed this event from May 12th to September 3rd. You can read more about what we have in store in this newsletter.
Similarly, we have postponed our planned joint event with WIRe, "New Perspectives on the Future of Insights”, from April 1st to a date and place to be determined.
We are also actively exploring the possibility of shifting our Research Rendezvous meetings from in-person networking meet-ups to interactive virtual events.
We will, of course, continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and make further adjustments as necessary, keeping the health and safety of our members and volunteers paramount.
Our chapter’s mission remains to “inspire your professional life through connection & education” and, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our members and volunteers, I am confident that we will adapt and fulfill that mission. To that end, I would like to invite you to take a
so that we might gather your input and thoughts on how we can best sustain our community during these challenging times.
Thank you, stay healthy everyone!
Insights Association, New England Chapter