CMEpalooza Spotlight: Your Final Checklist

It’s summer camp season here in the Kober household, and before the ring-a-ding kid is sent off each morning, we have to run down a mental checklist to make sure he has everything he needs for the day.

Bathing suit? Towel? Lunch? Water bottle? Sunscreen? Change of clothes? Extra masks? Check, check, and check.

It’s easy to forget something, although I will proudly say we’ve done pretty well this summer and avoided that pesky “So, this is Camp XYZ. Do you realize that you forgot to pack lunch for your son today?”

Being that I am now an official “Checklist Expert,” I figured I’d run down a few items that you’ll need to be ready for today’s CMEpalooza Spotlight featuring the grants team from Daiichi Sankyo. The primary topic of this discussion is the inner workings of a grant department during times of crisis (you can get which crisis we’ll be focusing on). Seeing as how we always tend to meander a bit during these talks, you can bet there will be lots of good tidbits for you and your team.

Here is your prep list:

  1. Set an alarm clock/online reminder for 10:55 am ET. This will give you a 5-minute buffer in case you need to grab a drink, hit the head, or get in some last-minute jumping jacks. Our broadcast will start promptly at 11 am ET and will last approximately 35-40 minutes.
  2. Make sure you have our Live page bookmarked or open in your browser. This is where you’ll be able to view the broadcast. We’re trying out a new way to ask questions for this session – hopefully it’ll work.
  3. Download the PollEverywhere app (search for it in the App Store or on Google Play if you don’t yet have it on your phone). You’ll need this app to be able to participate in the interactive questions we’ll be including within this session. If that’s too much work, an alternative is to open this link in your browser window:
  4. Think about what you want to eat for lunch before this session begins. We don’t want you to get distracted thinking, “Hmm, PB&J or corned beef on rye? I just don’t know.”
  5. Make sure you are nattily dressed and your hair is perfectly coiffed. Just kidding. You won’t actually be on camera so come as you are. Derek tells me he’ll be wearing his favorite T-shirt from Hanson’s 1999 Tour. You should see how he gyrates any time MMMBop comes on the radio.

That just about covers it. Now where did I leave the bug spray again?

CMEpalooza Spotlight: Your Cure for the Summertime Blues

I don’t know about you, but I don’t understand the “summertime blues.” You don’t have to worry about what to wear every morning, it’s light out until late in the evening, and you can do all kinds of fun stuff outside. What about that gets you down?

But hey, maybe you are tired of people leaving their empty beer cans from the bar three doors down in your flower pots (wait, that’s just me? Huh) and that’s given you those good old “summertime blues.” Well, my good man (or woman), you are in luck because we have just the thing to turn that frown upside down.

As we announced in late May, we have a very special CMEpalooza Spotlight coming up with the good folks at Daiichi Sankyo. I know it’s been a while since we announced this live broadcast, and maybe you don’t mark down your calendars that far in advance, so consider this your reminder.

CMEpalooza Spotlight. Thursday, July 22. 11 am ET. You watch it here.

Among other topics, we’re going to be focusing on the inner working of a grant team during times of crisis. I think you’ll find it quite interesting. So, um, join us. Oh yeah, this goes without saying – no cost, no pre-registration necessary. Just show up.

CMEpalooza Spotlight: New Date, New Time

Those pesky cyberhackers are at it again.

Derek received an email a few weeks back telling him that they had highjacked the CMEpalooza servers and would release extremely personal information on the thousands of people who had shared their sensitive financial information with us unless we rescheduled out CMEpalooza Spotlight with the fine folks at Daiichi Sankyo for sometime later this summer.

Little did they know that the joke was on them. There is no registration for CMEpalooza and never has been, so we have no personal information on any of you. Take that Phiber Obtik001!

Nonetheless, being the extremely cautious team that we are, we decided to reschedule the upcoming CMEpalooza Spotlight previously scheduled for mid-June. I mean, you never know, right?

So open up your Outlook calendar and note that we’ll now be talking about “Innovations in CE: A Supporter’s Perspective on Using RFPs to Enhance Public Health” on Thursday, July 22 at 11 am ET. This is scheduled for approximately 35-40 minutes. Among other topics, we’ll be honing in on the inner workings of a grant team during a time of crisis. I’m looking forward to it. You should be too.

Now back off AnonyMoose215!