The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), who owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), has made the decision to extend the time the center will be unavailable for conferences to June 30, 2020. This now means the Case Management Society of America’s Annual Conference and Expo 2020 is inside the window and officially cannot be held in the center as planned.
What does this mean? Our on-site Boston conference will not occur. Over the past month we have investigated sites all over the U.S. as part of our contingency planning. In all instances, either there was no availability or were in areas which we felt also would not be safe for our attendees, even later in the year. As we have stressed, your safety is our utmost concern.
However, we are going to make it happen – only in a different, unique way! The event will occur virtually for your safety; however, truly, it will not be what we normally associate with conventional virtual conferences. So please be patient and give us a few weeks to solidify all the details. We will update our website and, after evaluating all the aspects, send out options for you to choose from which will best fit your individual attendee and/or exhibitor needs.
As much as we will miss everyone by not having everything in person, the bright side is that in these strange times, you will be safe! Plus, for those of you who were not able to join us due to travel or work restrictions, travel costs or even child care challenges, this will be a great and enjoyable way to earn the large number of CEs we offer, visit with exhibitors (yes, this will be possible) and participate from all over the world.
So stay tuned. Details will be on their way in the next few weeks.
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