December 16, 2020

Virtual Pinehurst Conference a Great Success

i2i is so pleased to report that we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback on our Virtual Pinehurst Conference from attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.   We are so appreciative of the wonderful and encouraging comments.  We want to share just a few with you:

I just wanted to give another huge round of applause to your team for pulling off a fabulous conference.  We’ve attended/exhibited/sponsored many virtual conferences this year and yours was by far and wide the best.  From content, to booth engagement and traffic, to the platform, I know it’s because your dedicated team worked tirelessly to make it happen.”

“Excellent information I will take back to our leadership team!”

Our team thoroughly enjoyed the event! It was a great success for our business…. the opportunities exceeded our goals and expectations!”

“Session provided excellent information on planning during this uncertain time.”

“As many of you know, this was my last i2i event as Executive Director as I will be retiring at the end of December.  I just want to express my gratitude for everyone who supported and came with us into the virtual world.  It was new territory for sure, but with everyone’s help it felt like we captured the essence of our traditional Pinehurst conference, from session content, to networking and friends reconnecting, to the grand finale of the Pinehurst video montage we call ‘Pinehurst in Our Hearts.’  I am proud to be leaving on such a high note.  I will miss you all.” said Executive Director Mary Hooper.  

Some highlights of the live event were the Opening Plenary presentation by Monica Oss, CEO of Open Minds offering critical detailed on “The Keys to A Successful Recovery Strategy – The Path from Crisis Management to Post-Crisis Sustainability.”  Closing Plenary speaker Futurist David Houle again wowed the crowd with his insights into what we can expect to experience going forward from the pandemic in our economy, personal lives, healthcare system, technology and more.  Kody Kinsley, NC DHHS Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities offered details about NC DHHS’s plans going into the next six months identifying state priorities, funding opportunities and more. 

Session topics were in abundance with experts from around the state and country offering 36 sessions covering so many critical issues going forward:  Medicaid Managed Care Implementation and Transformation, Contracting in a Managed Care Environment, Legal & Regulatory Updates, Telehealth, Managing and Using Your Data, COVID Impact and Business Recovery, Social Inequity and Inclusion, Integrated Care, Opioids and I/DD and much more. 

Although the live event is over, attendees still have until March 4th to access the conference materials, watch recorded sessions they missed, interact with other participants, exhibitors and sponsors. 

If you didn’t attend the event, but want to see what it was all about, you can check out the Conference Agenda/Session Details, Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors.  Contact Jean Overstreet at with any questions.