2020 FLANC Fall Conference
FLANC GOES VIRTUAL!
October 9-11, 2020
Hindsight is 2020, indeed. I know many of you have been wondering about FLANC’s Fall Conference. As COVID-19 cases have continued to rise and weeks of social distancing have turned into months, it became clear that we would not be able to proceed with a face-to-face conference this October. Gradually and reluctantly, I mourned one ditched idea after another… no flank steak (get it!?) at the luncheon… no audio booth for recording FLANC memories… no in-person congregating at the beautiful, newly renovated Benton Convention Center in the heart of Winston-Salem, the city I call home.
Of course, I am not alone in having to give up what I hoped for or change my plans. We are all making adjustments in many aspects of our lives, and I firmly believe we will make the best of an unfortunate situation and have an even better FLANC conference than the one I originally envisioned. I am so lucky to have an amazing Board supporting me, and we are thrilled with what we will be able to offer to you in a safe, socially distanced format: Virtual FLANC 2020!
So let me tell you about it! First, you’ll get the same great FLANC content at half the price ($60 earlybird for members, $90 for non-members, and all other rates are also 50% off)! That includes our high-quality 50-minute sessions, optional 3-hour workshops (additional $15 fee per workshop), access to exhibitors, opportunities for networking, AMAZING keynote speaker Meredith White, and more! You’ll be able to attend the conference and hop in and out of sessions just as you would be able to in person, and on top of that, you’ll have access to all 50-minute sessions (recordings and any session materials/handouts) after the conference at no additional charge! That’s half the price for more than double the content!
To better suit a virtual format, we will be shifting our conference schedule slightly. Concurrent sessions will now take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11. Our official conference will kick off on the evening of Friday, October 9 with our brief business meeting, keynote speaker presentation, and some fun virtual social events (still in the planning stages). We will be offering our 3-hour workshops during the evenings of the week leading up to the conference. Conference registration will reopen soon. Stay tuned to our social media and FLANC website for updates!
If you have already registered, no action is required, and your registration is still valid; a member of our Executive Board will contact you about issuing your partial refund. If you are a presenter, I will be in touch in the coming weeks with more details. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make these changes. Feel free to reach out to me (email@example.com) if you have any questions. We look forward to “seeing” you in October and showing you once again why FLANC is truly one of the best state language organizations in the country! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and please, wash your hands and wear a mask!
FLANC 1st Vice President
Fall 2020 Conference Chair
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