THE I4CP 2020 CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED

As you are well aware, the coronavirus outbreak has caused organizations large and small to make difficult and extremely swift decisions to ensure the health and safety of their employees, customers, and partners. We’ve had several conversations with many of our member organizations over the last several days and have appreciated the feedback and advice we’ve received.

After careful consideration, we are rescheduling the i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference to September 17 – 20, 2020.

Postponing the conference has not been an easy decision, but it became clear that it was a necessary one.  A great deal of preparation goes into producing Next Practices Now each year, and I want to thank our speakers, our attendees, the Fairmont and most of all our team at i4cp who have enabled what has rapidly become the HR industry’s top event. While I am disappointed we can’t provide that experience to you this month, I’m thrilled that we will be able to bring everyone together later this year.

We have a lot to do in the coming weeks to make this change, and I appreciate your patience and understanding during this time as we work through the logistics. Here is what to expect in the short term:

  1. The conference will be held at the same location, the Fairmont Scottsdale
  2. If you are already registered, we will keep you registered under the new September dates
  3. If you have a room booked at the Fairmont, please stay tuned. We are coordinating next steps with the hotel.

Beyond the conference, it’s clear from my conversations that organizations are wrestling with a wide variety of new issues every day, and also realizing that the coronavirus outbreak is not a short term phenomena. We are in a unique position to help, and in addition to the timely research we’ve conducted and virtual meetings we’ve held for HR leaders recently, this week we are launching a range of new resources for our members. This includes a regular series of virtual meetings to ask questions and share ideas with peers, along with other information and communication channels we will be rolling out shortly. Be on the lookout for communication from us on these resources, and if you have ideas or suggestions on how we can help please reach out directly to me or the team.

These are obviously unprecedented times, and as I said in my last email to you, times that test our agility. Thanks again for your support, your patience and your understanding. I look forward to seeing you in September at the i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference.

-Kevin Oakes