For those unfamiliar with the meeting structure of the IDMA Chapters, discussions are quite informal and are geared towards audience interest and participation. To get the ball rolling and focus discussions, a list of topics for discussion is usually provided beforehand. Topics of discussion are very fluid and can change during the meeting, provided they involve data management, are in keeping with IDMA guidelines, and are of interest to participants.
IDMA Chapter meetings attendees find these meeting very valuable for content and networking as they address similar data management challenges.
Current Chapter Meetings and Forming New Chapters: If you are interested in hosting an IDMA regional chapter meeting or starting a new chapter in your area, contact Farouk Yassine, the IDMA Executive Director, at FYassine@IDMA.org or at (201) 469-3069.
Midwest Chapter of IDMA
The Midwest Chapter of IDMA meets twice a year (June/July and October/November). The June/July meetings (Spring Meetings) are usually held at CNA Insurance headquarters in Chicago, IL, while the October/November meetings (Fall Meetings) are usually held at Independent Statistical Service (ISS) headquarters in Des Plains, IL (a suburb of Chicago). At these meetings, there is typically a presentation and a discussion of insurance data management issues and trends.
Northeastern Chapter of IDMA
The Northeastern Chapter of IDMA usually meets twice a year (June/July and November/December). Meetings are usually held at IDMA’s headquarters in Jersey City, NJ. Chicago). At these meetings, there is typically a presentation and a discussion of insurance data management issues and trends.
IDMA will post information on the 2013 chapters meetings as they become available!