VGFOA has been evaluating the current situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has officially canceled the Spring conference to be held May 6-8 at the Hilton Main hotel in Norfolk. This was not a decision that was taken lightly, but considering these unknown times, budgetary restraints and travel bans, we feel like this was the best decision.
Please be patient as VGFOA processes refunds this upcoming week for those that have already registered. If you have any questions or requests in regards to your refund check, please send an email to email@example.com. You will be responsible for cancelling your individual hotel reservations.
As of yesterday GFOA has changed their conference to a virtual conference instead of an in person conference in New Orleans. They will be offering sessions for several weeks beginning in May. Because these will not be concurrent sessions, participants have the ability to attend more sessions; thus earning additional CPEs. With the cancelation of VGFOA’s conference, this is an excellent opportunity for those that will be struggling to obtain the required amount of CPEs this year. More information about GFOA’s offerings can be found on their website, which is updated frequently.
VGFOA still remains committed to our membership through Providing Governmental and Financial Leaders and will be working with our education partners on potential alternative offerings during this time that do not involve in person workshops.
Although the conference was supposed to be held in 6 weeks, a lot of work had already taken place to plan and organize the event; thanks to Andrea Trent, Aaron McCoy and Jenny Fletcher for all of their hard work in planning and now communicating with speakers, vendors and exhibitors with information regarding the cancelation.