Something that’s been discussed for at least a decade in the suspension community at large is some sort of umbrella organization. Ideas have ranged from a dues paying union to a non-profit org to a hierarchical group with skills tests and levels. Nothing has really come of any of this talk except for a lot of ideas, until recently that is!
It started on some forums on facebook, then spread to some private forums, some collaborative google docs, and a lot of email. The major outing of this was just before the APP Conference in Vegas this year, when Allen publicly invited practitioners and other interested parties to a crack of dawn meeting one day at Conference. Nothing much is set in stone, other than the name, at this point as it’s in it’s infancy. Here’s the video from that meeting, which will fill you in on the (minimal) details:
Thanks to the working group for getting this ball rolling and you can be damn certain that ihung will be as involved in the creation of this entity as we possibly can, and if you want to be involved or give input, send an email to ISA@suspension.org