From today’s vantage point, it might seem unlikely that we would be able to host a conference this year. However, if the situation improves in the next eight weeks, and the risk of gathering is diminished, we want to be ready. We’d appreciate your help in preparing for our event.
If other conferences are still being widely cancelled in sixty days, we will reconsider the situation. Right now, the CDC is recommending cancellations only through mid-May, when they believe that the worst of the epidemic will be past. In mid-May, we’ll provide an update on our status. We expect that a lot will change between now and then, given the cost to our society and economy. The ACCS plans to press forward with Repairing the Ruins at this time.
So, please register as you usually would for Louisville 2020. Here’s why:
- You can cancel your hotel reservation at the Galt House within 48 hours of the conference. (Cancel 48 hours prior to 4:00 PM day of arrival to avoid one night charge plus applicable tax.)
- We’ve loosened our refund policy at ACCS. (Cancel by May 19 with no cancellation fee.)
- Airfare right now is very affordable. You could buy tickets now and save, with a bit of risk for rescheduling. Or, normally, airfare is still quite affordable up to 20 days beforehand—you can delay the purchase of the airfare until May 15th when we update you. Either way, this may be the year to save some money on sending folks to the conference!
Our decision in the end will, of course, be most influenced by our concern for the safety of attendees.
Registrations at this time will help us to continue our planning for the conference, so please consider registering as usual. We plan to hold it even if it’s much smaller, but it would help us to understand the demand earlier rather than later.
Thank you, and I am hopeful that we will all be together in June to enjoy the fellowship of our classical Christian school family.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
~ Proverbs 3:5