At Geographic Solutions, our primary focus is on the health, safety, and well-being of our clients, users, and employees. We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it unfolds and we have come to the decision to reschedule the 2020 Workforce Technology Conference. The conference has officially been rescheduled for June 7-10, 2021 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The host hotel will remain the Wyndham Grand Resort.
At this time, we would like to reach out to you to explain our plan moving forward and the options that are available to you as an attendee and/or speaker. For those of you who had already secured a registration to the 2020 Workforce Technology Conference, we thank you immensely for your plan to join us. Below are the alternatives that are available to you. Of course, if these scenarios do not work for you or your agency, we encourage you to contact us.
Registration (Option #1)
You may transfer your standing registration for the 2020 conference to the 2021 conference automatically. There will be no increase in registration cost (from year to year) and no need to re-submit a registration for 2021. We would also be flexible if your agency would need to switch out one attendee’s name for another (in the event that someone changes roles or agencies).
Registration (Option #2)
If agency funding restrictions do not allow you to transfer your registration to 2021, we will cancel your registration and issue you a full refund. If you have already remitted payment for your invoice, please email Candace Cobb at CCobb@geosolinc.com and we can work with you on processing your refund. If you have registered (and have yet to pay your invoice), please still inform us of your cancellation request. Please allow two days for our Accounting Team to complete your refund.
Travel and Hotel Bookings
Due to the current national emergency, the entire country is being restricted and/or limited in making travel arrangements. As a courtesy to our attendees who were booked to stay at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, all rooms associated with our room block will be automatically cancelled. Please be aware that the Wyndham will be issuing refunds for any processed fees to your credit card on file – as a result of a reservation hold.
If you choose to visit Clearwater Beach in June, the Wyndham Grand Resort has graciously offered to honor the contracted rate of $209/night plus tax. You will need to contact the hotel directly to rebook your room, referencing the Geographic Solutions 2020 Workforce Technology Conference room block. (The negotiated rate will only be honored for bookings that take place from June 14 - 18, 2020.)
If you made reservations with another nearby hotel or ancillary accommodation service, you will need to handle the cancellations on your own. If you already booked a plane ticket, most airlines seem to be flexible in rescheduling or canceling – and again, that would be up to you (or your travel department) to coordinate.
For those of you who were slated to present at this year’s conference, we would like to extend an invitation for you to speak at the 2021 conference. Over the next week, our team will be reaching out to you to coordinate this effort. We thank you for your willingness to contribute to our agenda, and we look forward to working with you in 2021, if your schedule allows.
The wheels are in motion and we are already planning another stellar event for 2021. We can promise that by the time 2021 rolls around, we will have plenty of agenda content, exciting speakers, and cutting-edge functionality to present to you.
Please stay tuned for further announcements in regards to the next version release and opportunities for training. We are currently meeting with our Training Team to figure out the best way to make sure you are learning the latest tips and tricks for using our upcoming version.
Thank you for your flexibility in this matter. We look forward to having you join us June 7-10, 2021 in Clearwater Beach. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Hallie Leverich-Purvis at HLeverich@geosolinc.com.
Take care and stay safe,
The Team at Geographic Solutions