Well, that’s a wrap! At least it is for C.A.R.E. in 2020. No conference for us due to the continued (multi-level) threat of this coronavirus ravaging our industry and the world we live in. When it came time to start digging into the real planning phases of our once postponed conference in October, the board was not comfortable risking time and money with so many unknowns about what level of threat this pandemic would carry into the next several months (through the end of the year). The first concern was…what will this cost us to cancel all together?
When we moved the conference from April to October the hotel and all our contracted vendors/speakers were completely on the same page with us and agreed to move their engagement without penalty. But this time around we were in the dilemma where current closures and stay orders don’t carry into October at this point, as they were when we postponed the April event dates. Thankfully the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District agreed to move our 2020 commitment to 2022 without penalty or change to our previous agreements and all other vendors/speakers followed suit quickly and have been very cooperative. We had begun seeking proposals for other locations in 2022, but the current contract in Philadelphia was hands down the best financial option for the association. READ MORE