April 16, 2015
A Message from Carol Oliver, Your Northeast Region Director
Let’s Keep Doing It!
We did it again—we went back to Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland for our first 2015 Northeast Region Meeting, which was held jointly with the Southeast Region. And, like last year, what a turnout, what a great venue, what great speakers and vendors with great new products! With more than 125 attendees and 26 vendors, there was a lot to see and a lot to talk about. I hope those who attended considered it a success, as well. A special thank you to Chuck Wilson, RCDD, NTS, OSP, BICSI Southeast Region Director, and my key volunteers, Matt Odell, RCDD, and Bob Hertling, RCDD, OSP, for helping this event run so smoothly.
BICSI will be uploading the six presentations (including Bob Hertling’s update on codes, standards and manuals), as well as the photos I took throughout the day. They will be located on the Northeast Region page of the BICSI website. If you haven’t gone there yet, all of our past region meeting presentations and photos are there, as well as the listing and registration to this year’s meetings. You might want to add this link to your “favorites”: https://www.bicsi.org/Northeast.
I have increased the number of region meetings this year to give you more opportunities for networking and education. Our next one is May 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center (home to the Philadelphia flyers and 76ers). It’s been said that there is no prettier place than Pennsylvania in May! Make sure you also plan to join us on June 4 at the Conference & Event Center - Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, New York; on August 20 for a joint region meeting with the North-Central Region at the Embassy Suites Hotel – Pittsburgh International Airport, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; on October 27 at Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots), in Foxboro, Massachusetts; and we will end the year with another joint event with the Southeast Region, this time on their side of the Mason-Dixon Line, at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, in Dulles, Virginia, on November 19.
Where is spring? I had to miss a Phillies vs. Red Sox game the first week of baseball season because our area just can’t seem to shake winter weather. Like many of you, I am wondering if we will see spring or a warm baseball game soon. After all, it is almost May!
I am excited that I will be experiencing a bit of spring (wishful thinking) in Ottawa, Ontario for the 2015 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition at the Shaw Convention Centre, April 26-29, and hope to see many of you there. If you haven’t registered yet, there's so much to gain by attending!
The Five “E’s” of Conference Attendance:
•EXPLORE the state-of-the-art Exhibit Hall to learn about cutting-edge products, solutions and innovations to help advance your company and career.
•EXPERIENCE high-quality, vendor-neutral technical sessions presented by leading industry experts.
•ENGAGE with thousands of ICT professionals from around the world to network, share knowledge and absorb new information.
•EXPAND your skill set through pre-conference BICSI courses.
•EARN CECs for each BICSI credential you hold, and satisfy the conference attendance requirement for RCDDs.
Don't wait any longer! Register now at http://www.bicsi.org/canadian! Click here for more information, and register online or submit your registration form today.
Proudly serving as your BICSI U.S. Northeast Region Director,
Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS