FALL CONFERENCE 2020 INFORMATION
The in person conference for Fall 2020 has been canceled.Request Refund
Dear APCO Member and Valued Supporter:
I write to you today on behalf of the KS APCO Chapter to announce that we have made the very tough decision to cancel the in-person fall conference scheduled for October 2020 in Manhattan.
Since we last spoke, several developments occurred, which resulted in a recommendation from health officials to the KS APCO Board of Officers that we cancel the conference. Following the announcement made by the Riley County Health Department regarding Health Order #13 stating “mass gathering size will be reduced to 50 people and large venues will continue to be closed” it caused KS APCO to take another look at the risk involved with having an in-person conference. Unfortunately like all other organizations (and Americans) we are dealing with unprecedented times and there is no clear answer.
Although none of us can predict what will happen next, the governance of mass gatherings went backwards (mass gatherings of 100 on June 8th and then 50 on June 23rd ). With the increase in positive cases and heightened evidence of community spread it makes sense that over the next few months (or longer) we could be back and forth with the restrictions on mass gatherings. The positive rate in Manhattan has more than doubled in 12 days (74 vs 156). Our decision was further reaffirmed on June 25th when the US Army started placing limits on soldier’s movement within Manhattan/Riley County.
With these new developments occurring over the past two weeks, we decided that the prudent thing to do, is to cancel the fall conference.
For those of you who have already registered to attend KS APCO 2020, you have two options
a) request a refund by emailing Secretary Becky Snook email@example.com
b) allow your registration fee to remain on file for the next conference. We are exploring the possibility of virtual training opportunity and will speak more about that in the coming weeks as we solidify behind the scene technology hurdles.
c) Let us if you want to apply some or all of your sponsorship to the virtual conference.
KS APCO appreciates your dedication and support of the chapter and public safety communications community. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for updates as they become available.
Please contact Marcie Bristor for full details and questions at 620-845-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2021 Conference will be April 11th-14th, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS.
Please call Becky Snook at 785-738-7822 if you have questions or email email@example.com to send you an invoice for payment. If you MUST pay through PayPal instead of check we will do that, but prefer the check due to the PayPal fees.
We hope you stay with us through the Banquet starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. If you have some giveaways to distribute, we will be happy to give you the opportunity to present them at that time.
Kansas APCO offers annual sponsorship opportunities for its exhibitor partners. The purchase of an annual sponsorship allows you to connect with 911 professionals throughout the state of Kansas at both the Spring and Fall conferences and through APCO’s website and social media engagement, dependent on your sponsorship level.
If you are a Commercial Member of APCO International you get more savings and benefits.
To find out more and to register for an annual sponsorship, contact Marcie Bristor at 620-845-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Commercial Industry Supporters
Emerald Level Support
Rainbow Level Support
Yellow Brick Road Level
The Cambridge Group
Enterpol/Huber & Associates