Our desire for 2021 is to be once again able to gather in person for the National Conference.
We have been monitoring the evolution of the pandemic, vaccine distribution, re-opening phases daily and have been in contact with our host hotel. While we had hoped to open registration in March, the current regulations for the Chicago area still limit gatherings to a maximum of 50 people within a meeting room or 50% capacity, whichever is lower. Proceeding with registration at this time would force us to opt for a solely virtual conference.
Virtual engagements can be impactful; however, we know that something incredible happens when we can all be together in person, and we are not willing to switch just yet. We have decided to postpone the opening of conference registration to the beginning of May 2021 to allow more time for the situation to evolve and re-opening phases to progress to a level that would make hosting the in-person conference feasible.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate this new world and remain hopeful, we will all enjoy the hospitality of the Renaissance in Schaumburg, IL, together September 29 – October 2, 2021!