What are they?
Think Tanks are NEDRA programs for creating networking opportunities for prospect researchers. Think Tanks are locally organized meetings intended to provide informal opportunities to meet and know fellow researchers in your geographic area, or from organizations with a common mission, such as within the arts, higher education, secondary education, social services, or religion. A Think Tank meeting may be a simple get-acquainted session over a brown bag lunch, or it could be a facilitated discussion on a chosen topic.
Are there host opportunities?
All NEDRA members are welcome to initiate or host a Think Tank meeting, though NEDRA reserves the right to approve of a chosen topic. Hosts are needed for all regions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are potentially interested in hosting. Most Think Tanks have been held as brown-bag lunches, and have been approximately 2 hours in length, but breakfast or evening meetings may also work for your Think Tank.
How do I sign up for a Think Tank?
As a NEDRA member, you're invited to every Think Tank. While there is no fee to attend for members, we do ask that you register for the Think Tank. Please visit our events page to register, or check out the list of upcoming Think Tanks below.
Can I invite non-members to a Think Tank?
We encourage you to invite non-members to Think Tank meetings and there is a $25 fee for non-members to attend.