HEDW virtual conference was a success!

Greg Menzenski, President 

Jeff Meteyer, Communications Chair

A major shout out to all who attended the HEDW 2020 conference that was a virtual event! The Board team worked hard over a period of a month and a half, to completely flip the method of delivery for the conference, from a physically attended event on a University campus, to hosting the presentations with ZOOM video conferencing in the form of webinars! Over 25 presentations and sponsor sessions were delivered, in addition to the HEDW Board sessions of the keynote, Research chair and our all hands meeting. Attendance was approx. 325 participants, which was significant in the fact that this was the first time we delivered this method. Our registrants had faith in the tech and the process, and the HEDW Board truly appreciates the support received for this!

Much of the feedback received were supportive of webinar interests in the immediate future, including delivering presentations throughout the year, including presentations that could not fit into the virtual conference, as well as new content generated thru the year.Related topic “rooms”, where members of our community can check in and share content as well as develop business relationships. We are defining our ongoing strategy to take these delivery methods into account.

Our keynote speaker, Howie Roseman, Executive Vice President/ General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles opened the session on Monday after an exhaustive football draft weekend, and we sincerely appreciated his time; we’ll be posting the keynote speech this week.

Additionally, videos for the General Session and the Business meeting ( announcing :

  • our latest Board member additions
  • Board member changes
  • Top 10 lists,
  • our evolving communications strategy
  • Our newly announced affiliation with the AIR (Association of Institutional Research) organization
  • and board bylaw updates

will be posted in the next several weeks.

Please visit the HEDW2020 webpage to get the details!