Facing the likelihood of continued Covid-19 public gathering and travel restrictions extending into the Spring of 2021, the BFA Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming BFA National Convention set for April 8-10, 2021 in Topeka, Kansas. Included in the move was postponement of the 2nd BFA Events Symposium also in Topeka on April 7-8, 2021.
The Board noted that early registrations had been slow in arriving, likely a reflection of uncertainty over present Covid-19 concerns. Additionally some convention and symposium speakers had indicated their commitments were also contingent on Covid-19 restrictions having been lifted by the convention dates.
While recent news of vaccines against the virus have been positive the Board discussed recent news reports that their availability might not be widespread until after the convention dates. Also worrying was the uncertainty of what restrictions on travel and social gathering size would be in Kansas at the time and the possibility that state to state across the country restrictions could vary widely.
After discussion a clear majority of the Board agreed postponement was the best option.
For those who have registered for the Convention and or Symposium, your registration will be rolled over to the 2022 National Convention and Symposium.
New dates for the Convention are now April 7-9, 2022 and the new dates for the Symposium are April 6-7, 2022. If you have reserved a hotel reservation, the hotel will be canceling your reservation and should be sending you confirmation of your cancellation.
Currently registration is closed and will reopen October 1, 2021.
I Hope to see you all in Topeka in 2022.