The Implementers Workgroup exists as a community of practice, focused on the sharing and exchanging of ideas, issues, and experiences in an open and collaborative environment regarding post-implementation matters and practices related to Direct whether technical, operational, or logistical in nature, including Direct Project specifications and implementation guides, adoption efforts, and innovative uses and deployments. It’s a forum for a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, thoughts, and practices for project leaders within the Direct community.

The Implementers Workgroup was once known as the Implementation Geographies Workgroup (IGW). You can find information and documents related to the IGW's initial pilot stage and its subsequent adoption and implementation stage at the IGW Pilot Stage Archive (2010-2011) and IGW Adoption and Implementation Stage Archive (2012-2015) wiki pages respectively. These contain a bounty of useful information and historical context.


February's meeting has been canceled due to HIMSS 2017. The workgroup will reconvene March 21.

Workgroup Regular Meeting Schedule

In general, this workgroup meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1pm Eastern. The projected meeting schedule for the year is below. Members and participants should check there for potential updates and changes.

Conf bridge: 866-816-4209, participant code 3980879

2017 Meeting Schedule:
  • January 17
  • February 21 -- canceled due to HIMSS 2017
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • After October, this workgroup typically adjourns for the winter due to the holidays (i.e., no meetings November and December). Workgroup will reconvene in 2018.

Attendance Tracker for Workgroup meetings

In order to streamline attendance tracking for the workgroup, there is a form at the bottom of this page that participants should use to "sign in" at the start of each workgroup call. If you are not at a computer during the call, the workgroup lead will ask that you state your name and organization at the start of the call to be sure your attendance is recorded. Click here to access the form for this workgroup ONLY. For other workgroups' attendance forms, see the link on the respective landing pages.

Deliverables up for Consensus or Comment

Consensus Approved Deliverables

Other Works / Documents

Several sub-workgroups were created as a result of the Direct Scalable Trust Forum held in November, 2012. These workgroups concluded their work in 2013.

View 2010-2011 IGW Pilot Stage Working Documents and 2012-2015 IGW Adoption and Implementation Stage Working Documents.

Meeting Agendas / Notes

Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2017-02-21 -- canceled
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2017-01-17
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-10-18
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-09-20
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-08-16
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-07-19
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-06-21
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-05-17
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-04-19
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-03-15
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-02-16 -- canceled
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2016-01-19
Implementers Workgroup Meeting 2015-10-20

View previous agendas / notes:

What We’re Part Of

Implementation Group