Due to the State of California's shutdown on Monday, July 13,2020, reverting back to Phase 1 with no reopening date on the horizon, this unfortunate and unforeseeable circumstance is forcing STAFDA to cancel its November 8-10 Convention & Trade Show in Anaheim at the Anaheim Convention Center. The COVID-related conditions in California are beyond STAFDA's control making it impossible for us to move forward with our meeting.

STAFDA was taking every safety protocol to safeguard attendees' health and well-being and we commend Visit Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center on being leaders in wellness and biorisk safety. Both STAFDA and Anaheim officials took all the necessary steps to ensure our November Convention would be a success.

Registrations for Anaheim got off to an impressive start despite today's uncertain environment. STAFDA is grateful for the support from members who want to return to our people-centric, hands-on way of doing business. Thank you!

However, a virtual option is being developed and once the details are finalized, STAFDA members will be notified. This would include workshop speakers, the keynoter from our General Session along with the two State of the lndustry speeches, and a virtual component to our trade show.

Members who booked rooms at the Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Anaheim are encouraged to cancel their hotel reservations.

The STAFDA office will begin issuing refunds to members who've registered for the Anaheim meeting.

This is the first time STAFDA has ever had to cancel its Convention & Trade Show, but just like other industry shows and co-ops have experienced this year, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the meetings industry.

Let's get through 2O2O and plan on seeing each other again 'in person' at STAFDA/Charlotte, November 7 -9, 2021!

For more information, please contact STAFDA, 800-352-2981, info@stafda.org