We had all thought that holding the FDCC's Annual
Corporate Counsel Symposium (CCS) and Insurance Industry Institute (I-3) in
person this year would be possible. The Co-Chairs for the events - Marisa
Trasatti and Valerie Kellner (CCS) and Alison Christian and Kile Turner (I-3) -
and their amazing planning committee members had drawn up agendas, secured
speakers for and put budgets together for the events....only to then begin
receiving cancelations from speakers and members as the number of Covid infections
began spiking again.
We understand the new restrictions in non-essential
travel and discretionary travel among the membership and will work on bringing
these two important meetings back to in-person events in 2022 when the
environment has improved.
The enhancement of a vibrant member network that is
fostered by in person meetings has been one of the Federation's hallmarks - but
even one of our greatest assets must take a back seat to the health and safety
of our members. As a consequence, the difficult decision was made to take
various programs of CCS and I-3 virtual together with CLE credits.
More details as to the dates of the virtual
presentations, speakers and sessions will be coming soon.