By Tom Burgunder, Conference Coordinator
Peers, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Conference and Planning Team to recommend to the PCB Board of Directors that the organization cancel the in-person conference that was scheduled to be held October 22-25, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza in Harrisburg. Anyone who booked a room reservation at the hotel should call the Crowne Plaza directly to cancel the reservation.
Instead of meeting in person, the board, the Planning Team and other teams within PCB are working on offering a Virtual PCB Conference and Convention. We are planning to convene from October 21 through October 25, 2020 using the Zoom platform and ACB Radio.
A request for presentations has been circulated. Our revised theme for the 2020 virtual conference is “Bridging the Distance.”
A virtual exhibit opportunity is being considered. Also being considered is a game night and music.
The organizers sincerely regret the loss of personal interaction. Time will be set aside for people to join a no-theme meet and greet conversation opportunity.
The first-timers’ meet and greet event is still under consideration, minus the pastry’s and beverages of course. The dart competition will not occur. The auction is being planned for Sunday afternoon, October 25.
The planning team welcomes your input. You may telephone Tom Burgunder the Conference Coordinator at 412-502-6931 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will be busy during the next several months recrafting what undoubtedly will be a memorable conference.