Come Together Conference
On behalf of Oregon AER and Pacific Northwest AER, we are cancelling the ‘Come Together’ Conference scheduled for March 19-21, 2020 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. This decision was not made lightly and we regret the missed opportunity to connect with you and other professionals between our two great states.
Over the last month, we have been closely monitoring the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure we are taking every precaution to look after our community. In the past week, government agencies, school districts, and organizations nationwide have taken steps to reduce the exposure of COVID-19. Many of our attendees have been wondering why we did not cancel sooner and on behalf of both boards we would like to say thank you for your continued patience and support. In complete transparency, we have been working tirelessly with International AER and our venue, Heathman Lodge, to negotiate contractual obligations as these have a significant financial impact on both chapters and our future.
The ‘Come Together’ conference will not be held next week, March 19-21, 2020. Currently, we are working through options with Heathman Lodge on the possibility of rescheduling this event. If you have not contacted the Heathman Lodge to cancel your hotel reservations, please do so as soon as possible.
We know that you have questions about refunds for your registration costs. All payments made for attendance as a participant or exhibitor will be fully refunded to you. If you would like to make your payment a donation to help us cover contractual and other expenses with cancelling this conference please shoot us an email at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
If you have any questions, please contact your State’s AER President. We appreciate your patience with responses from our board as information is being negotiated and finalized. More information below for Exhibitors, Presenters, and UEB Registrations.
We look forward to connecting with you at future workshops and conferences.
Wishing you Health & Happiness,
Ashley & Brittany
OR & PNW AER Presidents, Respectively
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