2020 TRPA Conference
November 16-20, 2020
Dear TRPA Members & Friends,
On Thursday, June 25th the TRPA Board had a special meeting to decide on holding our annual fall conference in person vs. a virtual solution, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conference Task Force members, Paul Wright (Bartlett), Randy Crawley (Nashville) and Dave Anderson (Pigeon Forge), along with Candi and Chantelle, did an outstanding job over the past month and a half considering all options and investigating possible solutions, and they presented their recommendation to the full board.
The Task Force recommended that the TRPA moves forward with the fall conference in a virtual format. The reasons for their recommendation were due to the current pandemic and its disastrous effect on city budgets, travel restrictions and required social distancing, not to mention TRPA members and staff that fall into at-risk categories making an in-person event impossible to successfully manage.
The Board members, after a healthy discussion, voted to accept the Task Force’s recommendation. We will have more information for you in the next couple of months as far as what this conference looks like, but I can assure you that we will keep to as many traditions as possible including an opening session, a virtual exhibit hall, educational sessions and an awards program.
We have been presented with tremendous challenges this year, and I’m proud to say that your TRPA Board and staff have met each challenge with creativity, pro-active solutions and with the best interests of our membership and of the association guiding our decisions.
Next year, our plan is to go back to normal and have an in-person conference, but for this fall I hope you will keep an open mind and give us the opportunity to show you what we can do. I think you will be pleasantly surprised, and we appreciate your continued support.
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