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2020 ACIL Policies and Practices Meeting

 Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.




Join Us for the 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series

While we are unable to come together in Long Beach in October, it is important to ACIL that the independent testing community not miss out on the informative speakers that we had lined up.

ACIL has chosen to offer three virtual presentations from speakers that would have presented at the Annual Meeting. We hope you can join us for all three!

9/22/2020 - Bernard Baumohl, "The Economic and Geopolitical Outlook- What are the Risks and Opportunities Ahead?" - $50 for Members, $75 for Non-Members
10/6/2020 - Jamie Hasty, "Time Management for Supervisors" - $30 for Members, $50 for Non-Members
10/20/2020 - Brad Meadows, "KPI Laboratory Dashboard" - $30 for Members, $50 for Non Members

2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Package (All three webinars!) - $99 for Members, $150 for Non-Members

All webinars will take place at 1pm Eastern.

Thank You to Our Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Bernard Baumohl
Presentation: "The Economic Outlook in a Post COVID-19 World" - September 22nd, 2020

Americans are currently struggling with uncertainty about the future, while being gripped by a deadly virus (Covid-19) that has shut down economic activity.  There are also growing fears the damage caused by this lingering pathogen will permanently alter the economic and business landscape, as well as the economic ramifications of the upcoming presidential election.  We are at a defining moment in history, one that will affect future economic growth, employment, trade and interest rates.

Looking forward, investors and households need to make decisions on a daily basis and be able to justify them. Doing so, however, will require tossing out the old rules and forecast models to make way for a more agile framework on how to operate in this highly challenging environment.

Speaker Biography:
Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group, and was ranked the most accurate economic forecaster for 2018 by the Wall Street Journal.  In additional to his current post as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl is on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, where he conducts seminars on how forward-looking economic indicators can help business leaders better foresee turning points in the economy.

Jamie Hasty
Presentation: "Time Management for Supervisors" - October 6th, 2020

This course on time management for supervisors addresses ways to make better use of your valuable time so that you can accomplish more with less effort. This training session focuses on practical techniques and information that you can start using right away to gain more control over your busy work schedule. The main objective of this session is to help you work more efficiently and productively. 
Speaker Biography:
Ms. Jamie M. Hasty is a Vice President with SESCO Management Consultants, Bristol, Tennessee and Richmond, Virginia. Jamie graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.B.A in Human Resources Management. Her professional affiliations include the Society for Human Resource Management and various state Chambers of Commerce.

Brad Meadows
Presentation: "Key Performance Indicators and the Laboratory Dashboard" - October 22nd, 2020

Managing a testing laboratory is an exercise in balance. Laboratory management is required to keep many concerns in equilibrium at all times in order to operate not only a competent laboratory, but also a successful business. This presentation will discuss the importance of establishing Key Performance Indicators, the various ways of tracking data to identify trends, and how to bring the information together into a manageable dashboard from which to steer the business.

Speaker Biography:
Brad Meadows is the Vice President and Technical Director for Babcock Laboratories in Riverside, CA. Over his 30+ years in the industry, he has served in a variety of roles that include bench chemist, LIMS Administrator, Director of Quality and Laboratory Director. This spectrum of roles has allowed him to see how the various facets of laboratory operations can each impact the business and the importance of managing the critical details that affect the success of the organization.

We'll be in Long Beach, CA October 11 - 14, 2021



Annual Meeting Programs and Presentations



2021 Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting


2019 Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting


The 2021 P2 meeting will be held from March 23-25. This annual event in our nation's capital, combines government relations and business practices educational sessions to give you double the bang for your buck!

The 2020 P2 Program was canceled due to the pandemic.

The 2019 P2 Section Presentations can be found on the individual Section Pages.



P2 Conference, ACIL