AID hosts virtual conference

AID hosts virtual conference

With offices around the globe, the Agency for International Development recently opted to hold its annual conference on the Web.

The three-week virtual conference drew nearly four times as many participants as the agency's in-person meeting, AID officials said.

AID, which runs the country's foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs, usually draws about 35 members to its face-to-face conferences, said Bill Bruck, chief knowledge officer for Caucus Systems. The Washington company provided the technological support for the online conference.

Conference attendees received passwords so they could access a Web site created for the conference.

'Susan M. Menke, Tony Lee Orr and Bill Murray

Featured

  • senior center (vuqarali/Shutterstock.com)

    Bmore Responsive: Home-grown emergency response coordination

    Working with the local Code for America brigade, Baltimore’s Health Department built a new contact management system that saves hundreds of hours when checking in on senior care centers during emergencies.

  • man checking phone in the dark (Maridav/Shutterstock.com)

    AI-based ‘listening’ helps VA monitor vets’ mental health

    To better monitor veterans’ mental health, especially during the pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relying on data and artificial intelligence-based analytics.

Stay Connected