Despite our optimism when we first postponed the conference in 2020 to 2021 that we would be able to host the conference this year, the continued development of COVID-19 around the world and the seriousness of the new variants, at this point in the year, makes it impossible to have a safe and responsible in-person event yet.
Because of this, the IADLEST Executive Board and staff made the difficult decision to, once again, postpone the conference until 2022.
Aside from outstanding training programs, the IADLEST Conference is known for providing the opportunity to connect with current and past colleagues, to network, and to establish or strengthen relationships with vendors – all of which our attendees enjoy doing in person.
In addition, the interactive nature of our conference floor makes it almost impossible for us to provide a virtual experience that would come even close to the quality to which you have become accustomed.
We would rather postpone the conference until the following year, giving the public health situation more time to improve, so that we can bring you the quality training programs, networking opportunities, and vendors you deserve – in person.
The program of the conference, as it was planned for May 2021, will be transferred in its entirety to 2022 and once we have secured new dates, we will let everyone know.
Things to know:
- Your current registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled 2022 dates. If you are unable to attend the new dates, you may transfer your registration to another person by emailing us with the name and email address of who will be taking your place.
- If you are a speaker and your presentation has been accepted, please know that we plan on keeping the training tracks the same, albeit with possible agenda modifications within the rescheduled conference dates and revised contracts will be sent out in the next few months.
- As a vendor, we are happy to reserve your spot at next year’s event. We will assume you want your reservation carried over to next year. If you don’t, please request a refund by responding to this email and we will gladly process your request.
- All room reservations previously made on the conference room block at the Omni Fort Worth will be cancelled automatically and confirmations will be emailed if an email address is on file with the hotel.
Again, we appreciate your loyalty and are grateful to you for standing with us during this unprecedented time in all our lives. We sincerely hope to see you all, up close and in person, in 2022.
Thank you to all conference sponsors!
By Joe Mabel, Michael Barera, Renelibrary, Mark Fisher
All under Creative Commons as with previous collages created.