The time has arrived for the Common Interest Communities (CICs) to evolve to their next level of function. Originally intended to be a more dynamic networking and community building opportunity for IAYT members to spend time with members having shared interest, there’s been a creep toward a rather passive consumption of a mixed bag of short PowerPoint presentations.
Now is the time to change and grow!
What John Kepner, IAYT Executive Director, Staffan Elgelid, past-board member and Matthew Taylor, the originator of the CIC idea, hope to do is give you, as CIC participants, a more robust session for making the first 3.5 hours of SYTAR worth the price of the entire symposium!
Modified goals of the CIC during the conference are:
And when you return home, we want to continue to add value through:
- Create a more intimate, collegial environment.
- Provide more exposure for colleagues with featured presenters and identify future leaders.
- Encourage interaction with presenters/participants during the session/symposium.
- Building community by exchanging ideas, meeting others, and solving common problems together throughout the coming year.
- Generating practical information for participants to share in their personal networks that will encourage new membership by their like-minded colleagues.
- Providing feedback to the staff and board of directors regarding any special needs the community has that are identified in the session.