End of an Era

20 August 2015

The Association for Independent Consultants mission statement is:

“If you’re passionate about learning, improving and growing your consulting business as a business, then AIC is the place for you.”

AIC has always been a networking group unlike any other, with a strong emphasis on education and improving skills.

Unfortunately, over the past 18 months, it’s become apparent that we have been trying to fill a niche for which there is little or no interest. Attendance at our monthly events has steadily decreased and membership renewals are down. Few new members have joined.

As a result, the Board met recently, and decided to suspend our operations and dissolve the organization. AIC will not be starting up again this fall after the summer break. Our LinkedIn group will be closed by the end of August, and our website by mid-September.

On a personal note, I’m sorry to see the end of our organization. I’d like to thank all the speakers, presenters and moderators and other volunteers from whom I’ve learned so much over the past ten years that I’ve been involved with AIC. And I’d like to thank all who have served on the Board—past and present—for their hard work, innovative ideas, and time that they have donated to AIC.


Lawrence Fox
Association of Independent Consultants