The rapidly evolving events related to COVID19 caused us to evaluate alternatives to the March 23-28, 2020 conference dates. In addition, in the past several days many agencies have denied travel to our attendees and instructors because of concern over COVID19. Even though the risk in the conference city had been minimal, in consideration of the needs of ILEETA members the desire to put on a quality conference and mitigate other risks, late yesterday we were able to negotiate a change of the conference date to the week of August 2-7, 2020. It is hoped that by that time the impacts of COVID19 will be lessened and we will also have more time to plan for new contingencies. We are planning to start the conference with a light schedule of classes on Sunday afternoon and concluding on Friday at 5 pm. We still have some details to work out but the 2020 ILEETA Conference will be held at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO August 2-7, 2020. There will obviously also be changes to the conference schedule based on availability of instructors and we will notify you of those changes.
If you are already registered for the conference you need do nothing to maintain that registration. We must first confirm receipt of this change by all those who were registered for the conference. It is very important that you assist us in that effort to https://ileeta.wildapricot.org/event-3791049.
If you cancelled your registration and need assistance re-registering, you may do so at https://ileeta.wildapricot.org/event-3429643 or email our office at email@example.com. (Keep in mind this will take more time to get a response).
You may also decide to apply your 2020 conference registration to the 2021 ILEETA Conference to avoid a potential price increase. (Again don’t expect an immediate response). If you need to cancel your attendee registration altogether you can also email our office. Next week we will send a link to enable registered attendees to indicate their preference so that you will not have to wait for a reply.
If you had reservations at the conference hotel you will need to cancel those reservations and book for the new dates. Click here to make a new reservation for the August event. You may also call to change your reservation #314-231-1234. If you booked at the overflow hotel, please cancel those reservations by calling 800-325-0720.
I am sorry that conditions changed so rapidly that we had to take this action. Shortly after confirming the revised dates, the city of St. Louis issued a public health emergency prohibiting large gatherings that would eventually have impacted our conference so in the end we had little choice of action. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. COVID19 will impose economic impacts on all of us and certainly make increased demands of those you train. I wish you continued success in those efforts and I hope to see you in August when at least the weather will be better. Watch your e-bulletins for more information.
ILEETA is pleased to announce they have negotiated a discount rate for ILEETA delegates with Airport Best Shuttle of $15/one way. This rate is for transportation from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Online reservations can be made by visiting https://www.airportbestshuttle.com/#book. Please follow the prompts. Just before you get to the payment information you will be asked to put in the code ILEETA. Once the code is entered the discounted rated will appear.
Reservation can also be made by calling 314-333-1043. Be sure to mention the ILEETA group discount code when booking your reservation.
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