March 13, 2020
RE: Dallas 2020 Convention
Dear IPBA Members:
It is with a heavy heart that I, and your IPBA Board of Directors, are announcing the cancellation of our Dallas 2020 Convention, set to be held on April 30 – May 3, 2020.
Due to circumstances beyond our control and the intensification of measures by International, National, State, and Local authorities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision was inevitable.
The health and safety of our members is our top priority, and we did not make this decision lightly.
With the cancellation of the convention, all registrants will automatically receive a full refund for their registration fees. Our Convention is our greatest source of income. If you would like to make a small donation to help defray some expenses associated with planning this Convention, it would be greatly appreciated.
We want you to know, The IPBA Board has done their due diligence to our financial obligations with the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront hotel. They have been notified of our decision to cancel our Convention.
Please bear with us as we manage the logistics involved with this decision. We will respond to all your emails and messages as quickly as we can.
We understand the cancellation of the convention which our members look forward to brings disappointment. We share that with you. The IPBA Board will be working to bring you another great event April 29- May 2nd, 2021 in Newport, RI and we hope that we will see all of you there.
I appreciate your kindness and understanding as we work through this difficult time.
We want you to know that You (our members) are the IPBA’s most valued asset and how much we appreciate you. Please stay safe and I wish you good health.