2016 National Grassroots Conference
January 25-28, 2016
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ATTENDEES (January 24, 7:30 p.m. EST):
As you know, the eastern seaboard is facing one of the worst snow storms in recent history. We have been following this and discussing options throughout the weekend. Our main concern is the safety of our constituency. We also want to ensure that we can deliver a great attendee experience. In an abundance of caution, and based on the reports we’ve received from transportation authorities, weather updates and our community, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone the National Grassroots Conference.
For our conference registrants, we know that this may be a big inconvenience. And for that, we are truly sorry. This is one of our favorite events, and we have never had to cancel it in the 39 years we’ve hosted the program. While we are unable to control the weather and airport schedules, we do want to make sure we make this up to you in every way that we can.
We do have staff and a handful of speakers already on the ground now. We would be happy to host you for some networking events, small-scale roundtables and a handful of mini-sessions while you are there. We will be coordinating our schedules and will keep you posted on what we are able to deliver. You will still receive a refund, but we want to make sure you get value for your travel efforts. Please just let us know if you’ll still be in Florida this week by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we apologize for the change and the impact it may have. Hopefully this allows you to avoid risky travel and additional delays. We will follow up in the coming days with more announcements. We hope to see you at the rescheduled event. As always, if you have other concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know.
This program is eligible for 6 credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
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“Sessions are always on target, and the networking is extremely valuable.”
– Amanda Uherek, director of government relations, Healthcare Leadership Council
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– Tim Miller, senior program manager, communications and state advocacy, American Academy of Neurology
“The Grassroots Conference consistently delivers! The information is relevant, speakers engaging and the networking
– Monica del Rio,
manager, airport affairs
Southwest Airlines Co.
“The conference has lots of energy and passion for grassroots.”
– Rick Eastman, legislative representative, Ameren Corp.