Q: I submitted a request for a file of DRIE SWO member contact information: how’s that coming along?
A: Your DRIE SWO Executive takes member feedback/requests seriously and understands the value of networking with other BCM Professionals. Other DRIE chapters do not provide member contact information and there are Privacy Act issues as well; so we do not provide member contact information. DRIE SWO will continue to provide a list of attending members (for those who agreed to have their information shared at registration) at each table at our symposia and we encourage all members to use our symposia for networking opportunities.
Q: I have not been receiving notifications of upcoming symposia or I only heard about them through word of mouth. Can you fix this for me?
A: In response to your question we have asked our Publications Director take a more active role in the bi-weekly member updates and to ensure our members are aware of upcoming BCM/DR events and news. In addition, the DRIE SWO President is now forwarding details on our upcoming symposia to other DRIE Chapter Presidents for distribution to their members. Still not receiving our bi-weekly updates?Then please contact our Membership Director to ensure we have your correct email address or your DRIE Chapter.
Q: I like the symposia! Why not have quarterly meetings? (instead of semi-annual ones)?
A: We are glad you like the Symposia; your executive puts a lot of effort into designing and planning sessions that will benefit our members. DRIE SWO did try holding quarterly half day sessions. Meeting attendance was lower and, with members widely dispersed geographically, we adopted full day symposia (more networking, optimal travel time, etc.) At this time, DRIE SWO will continue to hold semi-annual symposia for our membership.