Top 5 Reasons To Attend The 2022 COE Summit Virtually

The 2022 COE Summit is a 2-day virtual event will bring together dozens of industry experts and leading researchers and hundreds of professionals to get in front of the latest best practices in leadership, problem-solving, and continuous improvement.

If you've been on the fence about attending a virtual conference, here's why you should consider it:

Learning and development is as important as ever.

Organizations are becoming defined by their ability to adapt and anticipate disruption. From Covid-19 and the hybrid workforce to talent shortages, supply chain challenges, and innovative technologies changing the landscape, we all need to prepare for the future of work. Attending the 2022 COE Summit will give you the opportunity to gather actionable insights from industry executives, tap into research findings focused on today’s greatest challenges, and prioritize a culture of continuous learning and process improvement – all while scoring a few professional development points.

Virtual conferences offer an increased amount of flexibility and efficiency.

In the “face-to-face” attendance days, attending a conference in-person meant blocking two to three full days of your calendar while being virtually “offline” – which, of course, has its benefits. But the flexibility of virtual conferences has its upsides too. We’ve built in time between sessions for bathroom breaks, email checking, and quick meetings. We hope you’ll attend all sessions, but if a work emergency arises or there’s a meeting that can’t be moved – it’s easy to “hop out” to attend to work matters.

Save money while accessing a value-packed lineup.

Finding the time in your busy schedule isn’t the only roadblock to attending an in-person conference – there’s also the ticket price. Due to less overhead costs by being held virtually, the COE Summit 2022 is being offered at a much lower price point (4x less). If you haven’t been able to attend in previous years due to budget, this is the perfect opportunity to see 4 top-notch keynotes, choose between 10 breakout sessions, visit with sponsors and exhibitors, and network during social hours – all for less! Plus, there’s no budget required for travel and lodging. Or, think about it like this: You could send 4 team members this year for the price of 1 attendee in the past.

Networking and benchmarking opportunities have been limited in the past year, and this is a great opportunity to connect with others.

With no “coffee meetings” or small talk during lunch at COE events, networking with peers at other organizations has become almost nonexistent over the past year. The 2022 COE Summit offers a rare occasion to connect with others!

  • Instant Networking: Meet other people one-on-one at the event in 5-minute video sessions (professional speed dating!) during specific networking hours (early morning, lunchtime, and late afternoon). 
  • Discussion Rooms: Join a discussion room to video chat with other attendees on specific topics (like innovation, supply chain challenges, leadership, and more) anytime during the conference. There are up to 6 attendees in one room and multiple rooms are created to accommodate all interested attendees.

We have allocated time for networking during lunch, happy hour (which includes trivia!), and designated exhibitor time – chat with others about the sessions, hop into exhibitor and sponsor pages, and make new connections to follow up with after the conference. Plus, you can always use Twitter with the #COEsummit22 hashtag to join the conversation or share your learnings!

Boost productivity and motivation.

The 2022 COE Summit is the perfect opportunity to hit “pause” on your frenzied schedule and take a deep dive into operational excellence best practices. You’ll leave inspired and more connected to your work. You can bring this newfound sense of motivation and purpose back to your team – along with best practices, new ideas, and research insights. We could all use some inspiration, purpose, and re-focus on our work and roles! This virtual conference offers the time and space to reconnect and engage.

We hope you’ll join us – and hundreds of process excellence leaders – for the 2022 COE Summit. You can find details on keynotes, breakout sessions, agenda, pricing, registration, and more on our official summit website.

Questions? Please contact Annie Platten ( with any additional questions or for discount codes for groups of 10 or more!