Message from the NCBJ President
The NCBJ looks forward to welcoming you to San Diego in October. At this time the conference planning is moving forward as we hope that by the Fall we will all be traveling. I know we are all looking ahead to the excellent educational programs that are being developed and seeing our industry colleagues.
However, we all know that the course of the pandemic is dynamic. NCBJ leadership is following all developments closely, including all city, state and federal health directives as they evolve. We understand that not having predictable health guidance now for October is unsettling. We continue to closely monitor the situation, as well as keep in contact with our conference partners and the Marriott. The NCBJ will keep you regularly advised of our conference plans.
Should the NCBJ need to pivot away from an in-person gathering, you will hear from us immediately.
Refund Policy: If the conference goes forward, then our regular refund policy will remain in place. Until September 11, 2020, NCBJ will refund fees paid by check or credit card for conference registration, additional options such as luncheons or NCBJ tours that have been paid to NCBJ, less a $100 service fee. Refunds will not be available after September 11th although, as always, registration is transferable to another attendee.
If the conference is cancelled at any time prior to October 17, 2020 NCBJ will refund all fees paid to NCBJ by check or credit card for conference registration, and additional options such as luncheons and NCBJ tours. There will be no service fee deducted from refunds issued if the meeting is cancelled by the NCBJ.
Hotel information and refunds: The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is closed until a projected re-opening date of June 1st. The Marriott group guest reservation links on the NCBJmeeting.org website are open and guest rooms can be reserved now for the annual conference.
Should your personal travel plans change, or the hotel’s expectations of when they can host guests changes, or if the hotel will be closed over the NCBJ dates, the Marriott will refund deposits paid for guest rooms booked through the NCBJ website in accordance with the hotel’s published cancellation and refund policies. You must cancel your own reservation as it is a personal transaction between you and the hotel.
For so many reasons I hope to see you all in San Diego in October. In the meantime, stay well and stay safe.
Hon. Laurel Isicoff
NCBJ 2019-2020 President