In response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus, the city of Washington, D.C., has banned gatherings in the nation’s capital of more than 250 participants. Accordingly, we are cancelling our National Conference, scheduled to take place May 20-22. While we are disappointed we will be unable to gather with the ESOP community in May, we fully appreciate and support government efforts to slow the spread of the virus and prevent our nation’s health care system from being overwhelmed. We also wish to thank the many volunteers and speakers whose tireless efforts went into preparing for the National Conference.
We recognize that our members’ needs for information and advice will both continue and shift as this health crisis develops into an economic crisis, and we are working to play a significant role in meeting those needs.
At the earliest appropriate opportunity, we will schedule an Advocacy Day and Economic Summit in Washington. As the only organization advocating for all ESOPs, The ESOP Association will play a critical role serving as a central organizing force, marshalling our community, and ensuring the interests of ESOPs are advanced in the economic recovery initiatives anticipated from Congress.
As part of this effort, we will provide important economic and recovery briefings to help businesses plan for the economic recovery that will be needed after the immediate health crisis recedes. As plans for this event become more solidified, we will update our members.
Refunds or Credits
Anyone registered for the 43rd National Conference and Advocacy Day will have the choice of:
- Applying the registration to a future ESOP Association event.
- Obtaining a full refund, minus a $25 fee to cover TEA’s administrative costs. To obtain a refund, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that since TEA does not book hotel rooms or travel, all attendees are responsible for canceling these arrangements. Marriott has stated that no penalties will be assessed for cancellations, and airlines are generally providing full credits for future travel.
We ask for your patience as we all adapt to new, uncharted waters. And we hope that by working together, we can all help slow the spread of this illness.