Tuesday, 02 June 2020 19:54

CIC Goes Virtual for July Conference, Continuing Open Discussions and Committee Work

In the face of continued restrictions for gathering, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) will be held as a virtual meeting for the first time in its history.

After considering the COVID-19 restrictions, organizers and committee members felt the longstanding open forum needed to meet and continue serving the industry.


CIC will be held July 22 and July 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom, pre-registration required.


As with the live CIC, several committees will make presentations and attendees will have the opportunity to raise their hand and speak during Q&A and open mic times.


Organizer Jeff Hendler believes this platform will also give those who have been curious about CIC---or even too busy---the opportunity to experience the unique meeting without the added cost and hassle of traveling.


“If you have been interested in attending a Collision Industry Conference but haven’t had the opportunity, this is the perfect way to join in and see what it’s all about,” Hendler said.


“This health crisis is impacting the collision industry just as much as any other industry, and it’s important we meet to continue our committee work," said CIC Chairman Jeff Peevy. "There’s no doubt the COVID response will be an included topic, but there are many more items on the agenda related to repair processes and technologies. The industry is still changing and we want to stay at the forefront of those discussions.”


CIC committees have been hard at work throughout the crisis, and plan to bring that work to the industry stage in July.


The Emerging Technologies Committee will discuss the conversion of the CIECA ADAS Workflow to a CIC project. They will also be covering steering column inspection challenges and looking for feedback from both.


How parts are described or identified by various platforms has been a top priority for the Parts and Materials Committee.


Education and Training & Talent Pool Committees will discuss the merging of the two bodies of work related to recruiting, educating and retaining the industry’s workforce.


The Future Industry Disruptions committee is identifying issues affecting the collision industry for the future. They will look to attendees for more insight as to things they see effecting the industry in years to come.


The Industry Relations Committee has been working on an industry relations map to clearly define who is involved in the industry and how they can work more effectively together.


Committees will be releasing more specific information, as well as an agenda of topics for each time slot soon.


To learn more, visit the schedule page.


Source: CIC