Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC and WHO, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Innocence Network Conference, scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago March 27-28, has been cancelled.
We know how much this gathering means to all of us, and a tremendous amount of thought and preparation has gone into planning the event. Deciding to cancel this year's conference was an incredibly difficult decision that we have agonized over at length. However, the health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance and we are operating out of an abundance of caution. I am so very sorry for the disappointment that I know this announcement will cause.
All conference registrations will be cancelled by the Network Support Unit and registration fees will all be refunded automatically. Once your registration is cancelled, you will receive an email confirming that it's been done and any fees refunded. Currently all tickets have been cancelled and all refunds have been processed. Should you feel otherwise, please contact the Network Support Unit.
We urge you to cancel your hotel rooms directly through the Hyatt Regency in Chicago and request a flight change/refund at your earliest convenience. Hotel and flight reservations must be cancelled directly by you; the Network Support Unit cannot cancel these on your behalf. Please keep an eye on our website for any additional information and please feel free to reach out with any specific questions or concerns. Though I know how tough it will be to not be together at the conference this year, my hope is that it will make next year's conference (April 16-17, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ) all the more special.
Please note that the NACDL conference, taking place on Thursday March 26, has also been cancelled. For more information regarding this please see here. Do not hesitate to contact Vanessa Antoun with any specific NACDL related questions or concerns.
For questions in regards to registration, please contact Sajia Hanif. Questions related to our hotel room block at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, should be directed at Shanah Kennedy Hobson.