March 16, 2020

We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the incredible speed at which things are changing around us, we are continually reassessing operations and especially whether we will be able to hold a national conference in June this year. We plan to make a final decision about our conference by May 7, 2020, which is 30 days before the conference is scheduled to take place.

Please continue to register with the confidence that your registration will be fully refundable if the conference is cancelled or if a travel ban prevents you from traveling.

We have also decided to eliminate the early bird registration deadline and continue this year with the early bird rate until May 25th, which is two weeks before the conference, at which time the walk-in rate applies. This should give everyone time to assess their ability to attend/register for the conference.

We will also allow you to register for the conference without paying upfront. To do this when registering online, fill in “May 7” in the purchase order (P.O.) field, and “ASFPM” in purchase order company field. You will then be able to pay for the registration fee after May 7th.

If you would like to cancel your registration before our decision date of May 7th, we will waive the normal $100 fee except for a 6% processing fee to cover banking and credit card fees. We encourage you, however, to wait until May 7th with us.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus situation and will continue to communicate any changes to conference plans via our conference website, social media platforms, and email correspondence.

We are all in this together, and we thank you for being part of our ASFPM community.

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