It is with deep regret to inform you that the IAMU Broadband Conference on March 17th and 18th will not be taking place as scheduled.
From Troy DeJoode, IAMU Executive Director:
Just a few days ago we were confident that we could still continue with the events in light of the COVID-19 virus by taking precautions and encouraging attendees to practice due diligence. Since then the virus has accelerated and so too have precautionary measures by event organizers as small as IAMU and as large as the NCAA and NBA.
For the IAMU Broadband Conference, IAMU has waived its normal cancellation policy. Exhibitors and attendees can request a full refund by emailing Jamie at IAMU, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference sponsors (Presenting Sponsor, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Break Sponsors, and Breakfast Sponsors) may seek a refund also. However, if you would like to guarantee your sponsorship for the rescheduled conference IAMU will retain your payment and apply it toward the rescheduled dates. If sponsors would like to keep their sponsorship slot, email email@example.com. If the conference is rescheduled for dates that sponsors cannot attend we can process a refund at that time.
If you have already reserved a room at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport, please contact them directly to cancel those reservations at 515-287-2400.
To all our attendees, we're so sorry we have to make this move. We feel it is important that we all do our part to help contain this pandemic. We also do NOT want to put on a conference that is substandard because of canceled workshop sessions and a sparse vendor show.
Over the next few days and weeks, we will be working on identifying possible dates to reschedule the conference, probably during the fall or early winter months. That will take some careful planning and a review of all the other events that we know compete for your time and attention.
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