With all that has happened in 2020, associations from all over have been forced to respond to what has been a difficult and unexpected year caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Here at RGI, we are proud of our many clients, across a variety of industries, who have risen to the challenge and found success despite the chaos facing them.
When the meeting and event landscape was drastically changed in March, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior was fully prepared to host its regular, in-person conference in July. As it became apparent that the pandemic would last well into the summer months, it grew even more evident that the conference would not happen as planned. Over the course of the following weeks and months, the SNEB team worked to shift the large conference to a fully virtual setting that would take place over five consecutive days. With a full-week conference on the horizon and little time to prepare, the event was both a marathon and a sprint. Fortunately, the SNEB staff was well prepared and well supported.
The quick change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis brought with it several new considerations. SNEB staff had to plan for everything ranging from the affect of a new format on education to the legal implications of such a sudden, yet necessary decision. Pulling on the knowledge, resources, and talents of five SNEB staff members, as well as several others on the larger RGI team, SNEB successfully executed and completed the virtual event, delivering everything that was expected from association members.
Follow this link or watch the video below for more detail about the work of the SNEB team from the association’s Executive Director, Rachel Daeger, CAE, IOM:
Learn about how other RGI clients adapted to COVID-19 by viewing our other 2020 case studies here.