April 4, 2020
On 3 April, 2020, your IAA Board of Governors voted to postpone UWPIAA 2020 ‘LIVE IT LIVE @55!’ reunion at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona USA.
The reunion will now be joined into the 2021 reunion currently scheduled for July 22-25, 2021.
This outcome is disappointing. We know the high value you place on reconnecting with fellow alumni from our global community, but we promise that we make health and safety the top priority in our decision making.
We want to encourage all alumni to continue to connect to us and to each other through social media, Zoom meet-ups and similar efforts. Please post online to motivate others to meet as well.
Here are the next steps for all those registered:
1. You may bank your registration and leave it with us. We will automatically register you for 2021. No price increase guaranteed. Also, we will give you the opportunity to book a room at Talking Stick a week before new registrants have that opportunity.
2. The hotel will automatically cancel all room reservations for this year. That said, don’t forget to reserve rooms for next year. Room reservations will open for next year at the same time as 2021 reunion registration.
3. You may also cancel your registration and request a refund. You may do this by sending a request to email@example.com, including your full name and cast. There will be no cancellation fee charged. Refunds are manually processed and will be done in the order requests are received, so please allow a minimum of 10-14 business days. The refund will be issued back to the credit card used. Please make your refund request no later than June 30. After that, a $50 cancellation charge will be incurred (as is standard).
FYI: The reunion site, Talking Stick Resort, is capable of handling two years of reunion crowds at the same time as far as meeting space is concerned. We may, however, have to book some overflow accommodations depending on demand for rooms.
Also, we have created a page for links for most airlines’ COVID—19 policies around ticketing and changes. See here for airline policies.
We know this is an extremely challenging time for everyone. We appreciate your continued support of UWPIAA and hope to see you next year in person.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Your UWPIAA Board of Governors