After consultation as the YCWI board following conversations with our conference planning workgroup and also with our vendors in Minneapolis, we are deeply saddened to announce that this year’s conference is canceled and will not take place as planned. Given the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty about travel in the upcoming months, we believe it is more responsible to advise our truly international membership to avoid travel. If you already registered, please check your email for information about refunds, etc.
Our hope is to offer an online gathering this summer that will serve as an alternative way to connect, learn, and strengthen one another, so we are working out plans to host that as we are still dispersed. Even in this new format, we want to utilize our members’ creative gifts and talents, so if you are interested in participating in this alternative gathering, please stay tuned as we release details for this event. As we know more, we will share via our internal Facebook groups and newsletter.
In this uncertain time, we are grateful to have you as companions in this ever-changing work. Thank you for co-creating this holy and authentic community that sustains generous collaboration even while we are doing ministry in uncharted ways. May God bless and keep you in the upcoming weeks and months.