We hope you and your colleagues are remaining safe and healthy. This has been an incredibly tough time; the ongoing uncertainty has been unnerving to say the least.
We are aware that many of you depend on the ASHA Convention and want to assure you that we are committed to helping you manage the current challenges; we know how critical it is for our members to have access to your products and services. While we are still hopeful that we’ll be able to hold the 2020 ASHA Convention, November 19–21 in San Diego, we simply aren’t certain yet, which is why we’ve delayed opening booth sales.
The safety and well-being of our attendees, affiliated organizations, vendor and commercial partners, and staff has always come first. We are closely monitoring trusted sources, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state agencies, for new safety guidelines and recommendations regarding large gatherings. We are also following communications from California Governor Gavin Newsom. Information is still changing rapidly and the recommendations for six months from now remain vague. However, based on Governor Newsom’s April 28 Press Conference statement that convention centers would not be opened until therapeutics are in place, chances seem remote for having a face-to-face gathering of our size.
If we can hold the ASHA Convention, you should know that our early-bird booth fees will remain in effect and there will be no price increases this year. We understand that attending and exhibiting at the ASHA Convention this year will be based on everyone’s individual circumstances, so we are also committed to being flexible. As we move forward, should circumstances change, or if you are impacted by travel restrictions from your employer, state or other jurisdiction and are no longer able to attend, we will refund your booth fees.
We are committed to helping you reach our members during this time and welcome your feedback to get a better understanding of your needs.
We stand ready to serve you now, as we have in the past, and as we’ll continue to do in the future.
Nancye Berman, CEM, Manager, Exhibits, email@example.com
Renee Tross, CEM, Associate Director, Exhibits, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Berger, CEM, Director, Exhibits, email@example.com