UPDATE ON CONFERENCE PLANNING DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS
Dear Reading League Members and Community,
We hope that you are safe and managing well through these difficult times. We are writing to update you on the status of our October conference.
The safety of our attendees is paramount. After consulting the venue, NYS officials, and our Board of Directors, The Reading League has made the decision to transition our 2020 conference to a virtual event.
This decision was not made lightly and several factors went into it including uncertainty around COVID-19, particularly how it will affect the reopening of schools and anticipated budget constraints. While we are saddened that we will not be able to come together in October in person, we feel we have created a plan that will ultimately maximize educator access to our event. We plan to announce more details in July, but we can tell you two big changes we know will occur:
- A much lower ticket price, and
- Pre-recorded and live streamed sessions accessible for educators to view based on their schedules.
If you have already registered, we will refund your conference fee this week. You do not need to do anything to initiate this transaction.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Murray and The Reading League Staff