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Important Information Regarding the 2020 VRMA Spring Forum

March 20, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,

In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, VRMA has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 VRMA Spring Forum to be held in Chicago this April.

This decision was made in the best interest of all involved, with the well-being of our constituents being top priority. The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in continued concern over health safety, along with travel advisories, event size restrictions, and closures in Chicago.

While we are disappointed that we cannot physically convene in Chicago as planned, we are pivoting to an all-virtual event to be held this spring.

The VRMA board of directors and staff are working to plan and create this new experience so that we may bring you quality education and networking during this difficult time.

Offerings will include live-streaming webcasts, virtual networking with vacation rental managers and suppliers, virtual roundtables, on-demand recorded sessions, and opportunities to connect with speakers, exhibiting companies, thought leaders, and industry influencers.

We also will provide sessions specifically related to managing your business through difficult times, how to navigate the uncertainty related to COVID-19, and how to plan and prepare for future recovery and growth.

Attendees who already have registered for the in-person event automatically will be registered to attend the virtual event. We will share more information in a separate communication with details regarding pricing, and how to change your registration if you are unable to attend virtually.

If you made a hotel reservation at the Hilton Chicago, we encourage you to contact the hotel immediately to inform them of your changed travel plans. We are currently working with the hotel to bring the in-person Spring Forum back to Chicago in 2022.

Through all of this, we remain committed to you and to our industry. We will continue to provide actionable content on a myriad of different topics through a centralized COVID-19 information hub. Our hope is that our community may use these tools to navigate the current situation and begin planning the road to recovery.

Please reach out to VRMA and let us know how we can help. Kindly understand that staff is working diligently to respond to your questions and concerns as quickly as possible.

Onward!

Toby Babich
President, Vacation Rental Management Association