Local groups: Calendar of events

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CIEP members are welcome at all local group events. Those who don't already belong to the Institute are welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join.

What the groups do varies. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for passing on knowledge and networking. In addition, they may visit local printers and other relevant venues, have speakers at their meetings and organise training.

Note: Members of the CIEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are now able (and encouraged) to attend each other’s local group meetings. These meetings offer the chance to network, discuss common topics and to gain an insight into the issues faced by the other organisation. The SI has several local groups of varying sizes who meet for informal lunches, more structured workshops and excursions to local sites. For more information on the SI’s local groups, please see the SI website or contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



In light of the escalating risks associated with COVID-19, the CIEP Council has asked all of its local groups to suspend their in-person activities until further notice.

Unfortunately, this means not only that all forthcoming local group meetings are cancelled with immediate effect, but also that some groups’ plans to mark chartership with a special event are necessarily postponed. We will all look forward to celebrating with renewed enthusiasm once restrictions are lifted.

While the government’s advice at this time stops short of such action, the Council has assessed the risk to its members and believes that this is a prudent step both generally and specifically, given its membership demographics.

CIEP Council – 13 March 2020


Cloud Club and Zoom meetings

Because the CIEP’s Cloud Clubs are virtual groups, these will continue to meet online via Zoom videoconferencing. Other local groups may also wish to meet via Zoom.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend these meetings will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link(s) and are also encouraged to let their Cloud Club coordinator know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email).

Thursday 16 April

1.30am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. Please note that all times given here are UTC and that this means you should check carefully how this impacts on the date of the meeting within your time zone.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).