Annual NACCU Conference Cancellation: Notification to Primary Representatives
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Posted by: Crystal Bazarnic
Annual NACCU Conference Cancellation
The following notification was sent out to all primary representatives of NACCU member organizations on Tuesday, April 17th, 2020.
Hello NACCU Family,
As of today, NACCU has cancelled the Annual Conference scheduled for April 19-22, 2020, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Fortunately, because NACCU was patient with developments, we were able to cancel the event without penalties. However, this year's NACCU Annual Conference will not be rescheduled.
While we had options to postpone this conference to early June, the uncertainty surrounding large scale events is likely to continue into the summer. In addition, travel bans make it nearly impossible to determine whether a viable number of presenters and attendees are able to attend an event during the summer. As well, many of our attendees are on the front lines of crisis management for the foreseeable future. NACCU's number one priority is providing educational and exhibit opportunities in a safe environment. For these reasons, NACCU has decided the most prudent course of action is to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference.
Tomorrow, we will be sending a message to all conference attendees, but first wanted to reach out to you as the primary representative of your institution to make you aware of several options available to you and your colleagues who were registered for the event. Please know your choice below impacts the future viability of your professional organization that we all care so deeply about:
Transfer registration (for you or a colleague) to the 2021 NACCU Annual Conference from April 18-21, 2021 in the Cincinnati, OH/Covington, KY area
Apply registration toward your institution's NACCU membership renewal (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021); please email John Ogle, email@example.com for information
Refund registration payment
All attendees will receive a form with the options above, to be submitted to NACCU by May 1. You may wish to review these options with your colleagues to determine the best way to maximize your membership. For example, if you have multiple registrants from your institution, you may wish to consider different options for each person's registration.
While we are all having to make decisions as a result of this fast-moving threat, NACCU stands with its members, volunteer leaders, industry partners and other stakeholders. As you focus on your own campuses during this difficult period, we encourage you to stay informed and connected with colleagues through the NACCU listserv.
Thank you for your membership and support as we navigate during this time. We appreciate your understanding.
David Anthony Dawn Thomas
NACCU President NACCU Executive Director