Immediate Release – July 15, 2020 – Arkansas Rural Water Association
Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic, both here in Arkansas and nationwide, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel our 2020 Arkansas Rural Water Association Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas scheduled for August 30 – September 2, 2020. The Board feels that we cannot, in good conscience and in consideration of all state and federal directives, continue with a conference that will bring together so many industry representatives and operators who are so vital to their communities and the people they serve. We plan to return to Hot Springs Convention Center Aug 29-Sept 1 ,2021.
All registrations already submitted will be refunded in FULL to everyone.
Fatina Dodson will be reaching out to all the speakers to see if they wish to commit to the same topic for next year. We will make every effort to keep the training portion of the agenda the same for our 2021 Annual Technical Conference.
We apologize to our operators who depend on this training each year for renewal purposes. We will be giving suggestions to the ADH on possible solutions for recertification training for this training renewal period.
We sincerely appreciate our Professional Members and vendors who make this conference possible! We will be issuing refunds for the booth rental fees and ask for your patience as we hope to have those processed as soon as possible.
Each of you will need to cancel any hotel reservations you may have arranged; the Arkansas Rural Water Association is not responsible for cancelling hotel reservations.
Thank you all for your consideration and understanding. This is a difficult decision, but one we feel is necessary currently. We look forward to seeing all of you Aug 29-Sept 1 ,2021 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR. for our 2021 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition!
Stay safe and healthy.