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SC&RA moves events to late 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions


November 19, 2020
By SC&RA

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With COVID-19 numbers increasing and some states already imposing travel and gathering restrictions, the SC&RA board has approved an alternative plan for in-person meetings in 2021.

“Being responsive to members’ input on the desire and need to return to live events and not lose sight of the very real practical health considerations, the SC&RA board of directors has approved the formulation of a back-up plan that involves rescheduling our live meetings to later in 2021,” said CEO Joel Dandrea. “This adjustment would affect the dates for the January Board & Committee Meeting, the Specialized Transportation Symposium, and the Annual Conference. The Crane & Rigging Workshop, however, would be held as scheduled in September.”

Currently, SC&RA is working with hotel partners to assess open dates later in the year.

“We fully recognize and appreciate that moving dates may not be ideal or viable for all participating members, but the fact is, no matter what we do under these unusual and extraordinary times, we’re not going to satisfy 100 per cent of the members 100 per cent of the time,” Dandrea acknowledged.

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Until firm plans are in place, SC&RA will keep registration open for the January Board & Committee Meetings and the Specialized Transportation Symposium. Once dates are confirmed, registrants will be notified.

Individuals holding existing registrations need not take any actions at this time. SC&RA will retain and transfer the registration or accommodate those individuals who will be unable to attend the events once rescheduled. Those registered will be receiving additional information from the SC&RA meetings department shortly. For more information, visit www.scranet.org/SCRA.