Dear Planet Philanthropy Friends,
We hope this finds you all safe and healthy during this very difficult time as a community, nation, and world.
The situation of COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving. Last week as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance that the hosting of large events and mass gatherings be suspended for at least eight weeks, the AFP Florida Caucus board met and consulted with its conference planner on what this meant to Planet Philanthropy 2020 scheduled for June 6-9 (just 10 weeks out).
As we are bound by our contract with our conference hotel, Caribe Royale, it’s in our best interest financially to postpone the conference and not cancel it. Fortunately, the hotel has granted us additional time to explore options. Our options are: To move the conference to fall 2020 or to summer 2021. A virtual conference is not an option due to our contract with the hotel. The Caucus Board will make a decision by the end of April.
We are not issuing any refunds at this time. Once details on the conference are decided, we will be able to answer questions regarding registration.
On behalf of the AFP Florida Caucus Board, thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. Despite this difficult situation, we appreciate your support and are working hard to ensure the Planet Philanthropy conference is a success.
We will advise as soon as possible on the next development.
Yours in service,
Meredith Feder, CFRE