As many of you know, we often hold our National Conference during the summer, but we’re excited to announce that we’ve shifted our National Conference to September 29 – October 2, 2021!
The National Conference will be held at the Renaissance in Schaumburg, IL which is a suburb of Chicago. We’re looking forward to spending time with everyone in the Windy City.
While we had our 2020 Conference virtually last summer, we decided to move the 2021 Conference to the fall because it provides us the best chance to resume hosting and experiencing the event in person. Our priority has always been, and remains, the safety of our community and we will keep that at the forefront as we continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the year.
We were so thrilled with how engaged and energized everyone was at our very first virtual National Conference in 2020. While we were online together last summer, you expressed how valuable the virtual conference was during the pandemic and many people shared that it reduced barriers to participation, such as travel and cost issues. We heard you! As a result, we are planning a hybrid format for the 2021 Conference. We are planning a comprehensive in-person event with a virtual component for those who can attend online.
It’s been wonderful throughout 2020 to see how supportive our community has been of one another during a really trying time. We hope to carry that support and positive energy into National Conference this year!
The 2021 National Conference registration will open in March. Please check your email inbox, the Amputee Coalition Website, and our Facebook and Twitter channels for additional announcements coming your way.
We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you – in Chicago and online — to our 2021 National Conference this fall!