2021 NEC Moving to the Fall
As the events of this past year have taught us, we continue to learn of the benefits of evaluating changing circumstances and remaining flexible.
The National Board and NEC Task Force met recently to reconsider the timing for the 2021 NEC. We are aware that comfort with traveling is not yet widespread. We also have observed our NEC registration numbers are not where we expect them to be at this time.
For these reasons and others, SGMP has decided to move the 2021 hybrid NEC to September 21-23, 2021.
We want the 2021 NEC to be the event to remember, as we celebrate SGMP’s 40th anniversary and the ability to meet in-person after a year of virtual conferences. Moving NEC to the fall gives us the best chance of seeing more of you in person! As the meetings industry begins to recover and vaccines are more available, we can reasonably expect more of us will feel comfortable with travel and meeting in person. This is why we anticipate our members, the meetings industry and the country as a whole will be in a better place later in the year.
For those who have already registered for NEC, we will automatically transfer your registration to the fall. You also may change your registration from virtual to in-person or vice versa. If you find these new dates conflict with your schedule, please inform us by June 30th to receive a full refund. After June 30th, cancellations will incur an administrative fee. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Of course, health and safety measures will continue to be a priority. We hope you will join us at our 2021 NEC, September 21-23, to celebrate SGMP’s 40th anniversary and one another!