Since the coronavirus outbreak began, we have been relentlessly monitoring the situation to determine how to best move forward with SPN’s Annual Meeting. Illinois Governor Pritzker announced the state’s phased re-opening plan, and, based on the proposed timeline and related event restrictions, Marriott officials overseeing the planned site of Annual Meeting in Chicago have informed us they will not be able to accommodate an in-person event of Annual Meeting’s size and scope in August.
While the in-person format of our event is cancelled this year, SPN is pleased to announce that Annual Meeting will move to a virtual format for 2020.
We look forward to this opportunity to harness new, valuable ways of connecting and collaborating with each other virtually, and doing so will empower us to shape the policy solutions that our states and communities need to thrive in the months ahead.
Rest assured SPN’s team is working to create a high-quality program that will bring us together to celebrate our accomplishments, renew our bonds, and share encouragement and inspiration.
Here’s a preview of what you can expect August 31-September 2:
If you have already registered for the event, our registration team will be in touch with you to provide a refund for the adjusted registration fee if you are still able to attend. Have more questions? Check out the FAQ page.
Like many of you, we are disappointed and saddened that the in-person experience we look forward to each year—for the past 27 years—has been interrupted for 2020. But we will resolutely adapt with a powerful, alternative version of Annual Meeting that still brings us together as a Network, that inspires and energizes, and that enables us to connect with brilliant minds across the freedom movement and beyond.