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Pete Cronos

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When will we know IF the 2021 National Convention will go as scheduled? It is scheduled for 6 months from today and some people need as much advance notice to make plans as possible. I know this depends on Covid results but when will a decision be made?
 

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I have been asked to complete and post the National Convention web site. You will have the information on the event available by Monday and the event will also be in the January/February Mart Magazine. It is currently planned to take place.

I will follow up here when the site is ready.
 

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The 2021 National Meeting will be held from July 15 to July 18 in Hampton Roads Virginia.

The convention web site is https://natcon.nawcc.org/2021/. It is still under development as we complete gathering information on the speakers and programs.
 

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The convention is full speed ahead and the entire team (about 30 volunteers) are meeting every few weeks to achieve a safe and fun event. Details are on the convention website that Tom already discussed. As of two weeks ago, the host hotel, which is right next door to the convention center, was over 40% sold out!

Please register right away. The team really needs to have good estimates ASAP to do all the extra planning and work that we need to do to have a safe and fun event.
 

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I tried to register for the Embassy hotel room ($127/night -- a great rate) but when I hit the confirm button it kept saying that it didn't work. I tried at least four times. I then phoned the hotel where I was told that there was at least a half hour wait to get to the reservation desk. I called back several hours later -- same thing: More than a half hour wait. I then tried again online. Again it failed but I saw a chat tab. So I chatted with "Ares" who completed the reservation for me -- but I needed to give her the link from the NAWCC events page. So all is well. I'm set to go. Now I can complete the event registration.

Frank
 

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And, strictly speaking and to be picky, shouldn't the actual location read Hampton, VA, rather than Hampton Roads, VA? AFAIK, Hampton Roads is, i.a., a geographical area covering some of SE Virginia and some of NE North Carolina.
 

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Frank Is this the screen you used to try to register? You may have caught them at a busy time,but I had no problems registering on it.

There was a bit of a problem with links displaying properly that is due to my relative lack of skill in this area. But, I d.o not have any other reports of problems with the page shown
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And, strictly speaking and to be picky, shouldn't the actual location read Hampton, VA, rather than Hampton Roads, VA? AFAIK, Hampton Roads is, i.a., a geographical area covering some of SE Virginia and some of NE North Carolina.
I just show names as they are given to me. Perhaps they mean to include a much larger service area with the name. The official web site for the convention center is https://thehrcc.com and they are careful to keep "roads" in pretty much all the references.
 

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Tom:

Yes, that's the screen. I tried several times at different times. And the phones were backlogged as I said as well.

Frank
 

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I believe the plan is to offer a discounted membership deal. We will not have free admission to the Mart, but all the programs and exhibits are open to the public. Craft Competition and curated displays. And, the Mart entry with a year of membership will be a bargain for first timers.
 

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