In 1981, Catherine Bellizzi and Mona Piontkowski founded Seminar Information Service, Inc. (SIS). Their idea was to fill a void - thousands of seminars were taking place, but there wasn't any one central source to tell someone where and when they were being held.
"SIS is an excellent, easily accessible resource that I wouldn't be without!"
Mead Central Research
"Easy to read format. I can look at seminars and see all the dates and where in one easy format."
Detroit Diesel Corporation
"Easily accessible. Friendly telephone service."
To solve the problem, they created the SIS WORKBOOK, a comprehensive guide to business and technical seminars worldwide. The original directory, in a three-ring binder, included titles, descriptions, fees, who should attend and the seminar sponsors along with cities and dates for the seminars included.
From the very first day, seminar sponsors included most major seminar organizations, such as American Management Association, Fred Pryor Seminars, and Skillpath.
Pepsi Cola was the first to subscribe to the 1000-page SIS WORKBOOK and soon SIS counted among its subscribers the training directors and human resources departments of the rest of the Fortune 500, including American Express, ARCO, Blue Cross, Continental Grain, Disney, Exxon, IBM, Jim Beam Brands, Microsoft, Miller Brewing, and Nabisco.
We have now moved to the Internet where we developed www.SeminarInformation.com in 1999. Here people can search for free for seminars by key words, topics, city, state, date range, or any combination thereof. They can even enroll right online for the seminars they find. We now list over 360,000 seminars and conferences, given by associations, private organizations, and universities.
We are happy to now be part of the Internet and to be able to reach even more people worldwide with our information. We hope our contribution to adult lifelong learning will help you with your careers and enhance your lives.