RIMS heads north to Boston this year, and while spring in New England is a marvel of its own, attendees will have no problem filling their agendas for one of the industry’s biggest conferences. So, with so much to do in a matter of days, here are five ways to have a great time while at RIMS19.
With 250 sessions on the docket, you’ll have no problem finding topics of interest, starting with keynoter and author Erin Meyer’s address on how to navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multi-cultural environment. Another session of note occurs Tuesday at 3 p.m. as Kathy Schroeder of Office Depot and Judy Molnar of Cunningham Lindsey present “Reputation Matters: The Art of Managing Reputational Risk in a Digital World.”
Aside from the traditional educational tracks, RIMS makes it easy for exhibit hall strollers to catch some great content without leaving the Exhibit Center through its five educational centers. You can learn about Improving IMEs through Diagnostic Innovation on April 29, where the speakers will explain how to avoid current limitations on injury diagnoses by adopting electrodiagnostic functional assessment (EFA) technology.
Finally, make sure you stick around on Wednesday afternoon for the closing keynote served up by tennis legend and world-renowned activist, Billie Jean King.
Aside from educational and networking opportunities, RIMS also offers industry professionals a chance to enjoy ourselves through get-togethers and company events. On Sunday night, get ready to be bowled over at the RIMS Opening Reception at Lucky Strike Social Club, on Lansdowne St. For those looking for a heart-healthy activity to support a good cause, sign up for the 5th annual Spencer/Sedgwick 5K Fun Run. The Tuesday morning event kicks off at Boston Commons and helps fund education opportunities for future risk management and insurance leaders.
Then, trade your running sneaks for dancing shoes as Genex I Mitchell invites you to “look into the future” at our special Tuesday night event at Whisky Saigon, 116 Boylan St. The party features fortune tellers, mentalists, palm readers, as well as the general awesomeness that epitomizes our annual Tuesday night RIMS bash!
Many of America’s most important historical moments occurred in Boston, and the city makes it easy for you to see them all through its Freedom Trail. The 2.5 mile path marked by a red line leads you to 16 spots that played a big role in the Revolution, including the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s house and the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”).
Looking for more than Revolutionary history? Check out the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial located across Beacon Street from the State House. The bas-relief honors one of the first African-American regiments of the Civil War, made famous by the acclaimed movie Glory. And, while following the Freedom Trail, don’t miss Boston’s most moving historical site — the New England Holocaust Memorial in Carmen Park on Congress Street. The interactive memorial offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the meaning of oppression, freedom and respect for human rights.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Boston sports teams are perennial winners. And though three of the four major sports teams are active at the moment, only one will be home during the RIMS conference. Fortunately, you’ll have numerous chances to catch the defending World Champion Red Sox at historic Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The Bosox are in the midst of a homestand that runs through May 1.
RIMS exhibit hall activity involves more than picking up a few tchotchkes for the kids (though who doesn’t love to go “booth shopping?”). Aside from the numerous learning opportunities at the five centers, it’s a great time to network and meet with some of the leading experts in the field. With that in mind, make sure to stop by the Genex booth #941 and say hello! See you there!