HEDW virtual conference feedback

Greg Menzenski, President 

Dear HEDW,


We received survey responses from 71 of 321 registrants to our 2020 conference, our first virtual conference. I’d like to share some survey highlights and how the HEDW Board is responding to your input.

All responses to questions on the conference structure, Zoom experience and conference communications were positive. More than 97% felt conference value outweighed cost.

As is often true with surveys, we received great input to our open ended questions. Some, distilled for clarity –

– More content

– Add virtual networking session(s)

– Add breakout rooms or some way to talk to other attendees

– Start earlier, e.g. 11:30 EDT

– Schedule vendor sessions to not conflict with conference presentations

– Want ability to break into-groups to do birds of a feather discussions


I’m pleased to say that our first post conference Birds of Feather webinar is scheduled for June 10. During this session we will ask folks to discuss their current data models, how they developed them, and share ideas. As I write this, 110 persons  have registered and that number is growing.

We’ll continue to look for new and different ways to bring value to our membership.


On behalf of the entire HEDW Board, thank you for your participation and stay well during these challenging times.