Important #ACCE20 Announcement
ACCE has spent two months evaluating the COVID-19 crisis. After talking with experts and partners, we have made the decision to cancel our 2020 convention scheduled for July 13-16 in Dallas due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This event is, for so many in our industry, the highlight of the year for professional development and chamber community building. Cancelling was not an easy decision, but my top concern is the safety of our members and partners. There are many other challenges including the financial impacts chambers have faced, logistical and transportation hurdles, bans on large events, among other factors.
All current #ACCE20 registrants, sponsors and exhibitors will receive a follow-up message from a member of our team shortly.
We have no intention of abandoning our efforts to take the ACCE Annual Convention to Dallas. We are working with all of our partners to secure a future convention there. We will update you as we know more.
We look forward to a time when we can bring everyone back together face-to-face. It is difficult to match the energy of an ACCE Convention and how it translates into innovation and creativity in us all. But as ACCE has ramped up our virtual programing, we’ve found inspiration in the peer sharing and connections made online. Participation and engagement are at an all-time high, and we will continue to provide more opportunities to connect, share and learn.
In fact, we are planning a major virtual event this fall focused on the road to recovery and the future of chambers. These are critical topics, and more details are coming soon.
Thank you for all the work you are doing to guide your communities through this crisis. Your efforts showcase the vital role chambers play. Let me know how we can help.
All my best,