Thank you so much for you support, interest and excitement for VGCOA 2020! As we were ramping up to open the 2020 conference registration this coming Monday we felt it necessary to have some real conversations about COVID-19. As a team we were also getting emails from speakers inquiring about plans and some notifying, due to travel bans, they were no longer going to be able to participate.
While we don’t know exactly how long this change in lifestyle will last, we feel it is our duty to be proactive and smart stewards of the conference for the benefit of our attendees, sponsors, presenters and partners.
We have had conversations with our partners at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Marriott, our host hotel, and have made the decision to reschedule the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging for Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6. Please mark your calendars! We plan to continue planning as normal, promoting a full fall conference and maintain the same programming.
We will open registration for the conference in August and keep you updated on all details. Your support and engagement is what makes this conference possible and we are thankful to you for your understanding and flexibility to assist with the shift.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Manager, Martina James at firstname.lastname@example.org.