Esteemed Conference Attendees, Sponsors, Volunteers, and PPW Members –
We have been watching the development of COVID-19 along with everyone else and share your concerns. First of all, we are deeply grateful for all the messages of support we’ve received and thank you for letting us know how much PPW matters to you. It matters to us too, which is why this decision was so hard to come to. We are also immensely thankful to our partner, DoubleTree Hilton hotel, for helping us through this difficult time.
To follow the best practices set forth by the CDC, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we regret to announce we are cancelling the 2020 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, scheduled for April 16-19. We are deeply disappointed that circumstances made this decision necessary, and will miss the opportunity to connect with our writing family in person. However, we will be back, better than ever and ready to rock, next year. Please put the dates of April 21-25, 2021, on your calendar now! The conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Colorado Springs.
To our faculty: You have already been contacted by Amy Krasikov, our 2020 Conference Program Director. Please continue to address your questions to her, and she’ll coordinate with you in regards to our future conference as appropriate.
To our registered attendees: For those of you already registered, there are multiple options. As of right now our 2021 conference is set for April 21 – 25 2021. Your current registration can be rolled over to 2021, your 2020 price confirmed, while your date of registration and the benefits associated with early registration remaining intact. Or you may request a refund of your 2020 conference registration. If that is your choice, please give us a few days to work through those as they come in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your registration refunded. Another option, as we are a non-profit organization, is you can donate any portion of your registration fee to the organization to keep us moving forward over the next few months. As many of you know, our conference is the engine that fuels the organization all year long. In addition, we’ve made several purchases for the 2020 conference that will not be recoverable (such as airfares for faculty).
Also – Please don’t forget to cancel your Doubletree hotel reservations for this year. Reference the PPW Conference cancellation. They are expecting our calls.
To our conference staff / volunteers: You are the heart of this organization, and we can’t thank you enough for your patience and perseverance. We appreciate all the hard work you did for conference this year, and we look forward to working with you in the same capacity for 2021.
To our sponsors: We would love to carry over your sponsorship for next year. If that doesn’t work, we are more than willing to give you a full refund and we’d consider the digital advertisement we’ve done on your behalf already to be our gift to you.
Pikes Peak Writers will continue to appreciate and support our local writing community. We may need to cancel or restructure a few events, but we are committed to serving our writing family. Stay safe and keep washing your hands!
Pikes Peak Writers
2019-2020 President / 2020 Conference Director