We at AICUO want to express our greatest appreciation for your participation in our 2020 Collaborative Conference. After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our member institutions and Affiliate Members, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Collaborative Conference scheduled for August 13 at Otterbein University. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation.
At the time we selected the rescheduled date of August 13 to replace our June date, COVID-19 infection numbers were decreasing, college and university fall start-dates were not adjusted, and AICUO member institutions and business partners did not have travel restrictions and budget cuts. As you know, those things have all changed. Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds. We will also be working with presenters to coordinate webinars for track sessions selected by our planning committee. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our schools and business partners, but we know that it is the right decision based on the information we have today.
We look forward to bringing you a great conference in 2021 and thank you for your continued support.