The VAF Executive Committee and the Conference Planning Committee have decided to postpone our San Antonio Conference, originally scheduled for May 6th through 9th, 2020.
We are of course very sad to have to do this and want to be sure that Brent Fortenberry, Ken Hafertepe, Clifton Ellis, and all those who have worked so hard on this conference, know how appreciative we are.
We are at work investigating our options for rescheduling the event for a future year and for rethinking our paper and poster sessions. We will also arrange for mail-in and/or electronic voting for our annual meeting.
We will of course be reimbursing all conference registration payments, with no administration fee. We encourage you to cancel your hotel reservations. Paper and poster presenters, ambassador advisors, and award winners will be contacted individually to work out the details of their outlay and reimbursement. We will keep you informed as our plans unfold.
We are confident that the VAF will pull together during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you at our next gathering.
Claire W Dempsey