IISE UPDATE on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 19, 2020

To Our IISE Community ...

As of May 1, the IISE staff returned to the headquarters office in metro Atlanta after working remotely per guidelines set by the governor of Georgia and in concert with IISE’s human resources firm. Adhering to state and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the staff takes temperatures at entrances, wears masks and gloves, and follows social distancing.

Returning to a new normal is certainly a departure from our past operations. We continue to review IISE events and make decisions based on current developments. IISE’s Annual Conference & Expo has been rescheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in New Orleans. We are hard at work to make the premier industrial and systems engineering event successful. View the revised schedule and new registration dates. The early-bird discount deadline is Sept. 13. Please follow www.iise.org/Annual for updates on the status.

We continue to reformat the 2020 Applied Ergonomics Conference as a virtual event to be held Aug. 4-6. Please follow www.iise.org/AEC for updates.

We just launched new and exciting virtual training courses, in addition to the many training programs that are already available online on-demand. These ISE Microlearning Refreshers offer you a quick and cost-efficient way to keep your skills up to date, earn CEUs for your Professional Engineering recertifications and enhance your digital badge collection. Visit www.iise.org/TrainingCenter for all training courses and schedules.

Make sure to share your voices in the IISE Connect Crisis Resource Community that gives ISEs a designated online place to share potential solutions and responses to some of the immediate challenges we’re facing. This community enables us all to share ideas and work toward solutions together. For global pandemic resources, IISE crisis-related webinars and healthcare think tanks, check out the IISE Coronavirus Resource and Response webpage. 

Please rest assured that IISE and its leaders are doing all we can to remain informed of this rapidly changing situation. We will make decisions in as timely a manner as possible and will inform you immediately. We are here to support you during these trying times and hope that you will remain an active participant in our organization.

Our Mission Statement is that we serve those who solve the critical and complex problems of the world. This is certainly one of those problems and together, we can get through this while helping others around the globe.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Stay tuned and stay safe!


Don Greene