Thank you, again, for your support and interest in the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging (VGCOA). The VGCOA team would like to share updates as we move forward.
Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the next several months, we spent the past couple weeks working with the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging, our Steering Committee, our major sponsors and the Richmond Marriott to look at the possibility of shifting VGCOA 2020 to May 2021. We felt this shift was critical to the success of the conference and made the decision to shift VGCOA to May 17-18, 2021.
We had serious concerns that our attendees and their employers are just stretched too thin right now to allocate dollars for sending staff to a conference in October. By pushing out to next May, we also feel it puts us in a strong position to have strong data driven conversation about the pandemic, how we handled it and innovative ideas that came out of it.
We can’t say enough wonderful things about our lead sponsors and how supportive and gracious each of them have been because without their investment this conference would not be possible.
As we look towards May 2021 we want to keep you engaged and learning and we plan to do that by launching a FREE monthly webinar series, starting Tuesday, June 23, 2020! The dates and first couple webinars will be announced in the next couple weeks, but we would like to hear from you, what are the topics that are important to you? What are the webinars that you would find helpful at this time? Please use the survey below to provide us with feedback!
Additionally, we have heard at past conferences it would be helpful if sessions were certified for attendees to receive continuing education credits. We are fortunate to have a very diverse attendee roster and you could help us by letting us know which accreditations you need to maintain your professional license. This will help us identify those in high demand and decide which credits are possible to include in the 2021 conference. We can’t do this without your feedback! Please use the survey below to share those accreditations with our team!
We have some very exciting things planned as we navigate towards the 2021 conference and we cannot wait to share! Please stay on the lookout for more information.