Updated August 6, 2020
This page is intended to keep you up to date on current COVID 19 conditions in Washington State and what the impacts are for our 2020 conference. The health and safety of our attendees remains our top concern.
As of now we are moving forward with plans to host a hybrid event. This option allows for more learning opportunities while being cognizant of current health conditions. So, what will our hybrid event look like?
Due to physical distancing requirements and the need for proper sanitization, we are limiting the in-person capacity for this year’s event at 150 attendees.
In addition to the limited in-person capabilities we will provide other training options to include live simulcast, virtual, and pre-recorded sessions.
Live simulcasting will be available for those sessions whereby the presenter(s) is/are willing to livestream their content.
Virtual presentations will also be presented for those presenters who are not able to attend in-person but would like the 'live' virtual engagement with online attendees.
Our pre-recorded sessions will be available for our online audience from those presenters who are not able to attend in-person or during our live virtual opportunities.
So, what now? How do you secure one of the 150 in-person spots? We currently have 282 registered attendees. We will be sending a confirmation email to those registrants and confirming their desire to attend in-person or remotely. Due to many agencies faced with budget and or travel restrictions, we anticipate being able to pare this list down to 150 or below, without having to reject registrants who might otherwise wish to attend in-person.
What happens if we cannot get down to 150? In this scenario, we would be forced to cancel the registrations based upon date/time the initial registration was received, thus favoring those who registered early. A waiting list would then be created if there are subsequent cancellations.
***As we will be following both CDC and state mandated COVID 19 guidelines, it is likely that masks will be required for all in-person attendees in addition to other health safety practices. If you are not able or willing to abide by these mandates, please do NOT opt for the in-person attendance.***