After careful consideration of the growing public health concerns
regarding Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), we have made the
decision to cancel the Regional Conference and General Assembly,
scheduled for May 6-8 in Palm Desert. We feel this is the best
decision to help decrease the spread of virus across the Southern
California region and protect the health and safety of our staff,
board and partners.
For more than 50 years, the Regional Conference and General
Assembly has been an opportunity to unite the region around a
common goal. The theme of this year’s conference –
Collaboration, Community and Connection – seems as important now
as we try to find new ways to work together during this
unprecedented global situation.
We are still considering alternative dates and ways we can host
the General Assembly to fulfill several important business
operations. Please be assured that we will share that information
with the Regional Council and member delegates as soon as it is
available. The 2020 SCAG Sustainability Awards and the Student
Showcase competition will take place separately from the
conference, at a time and location to be determined.
If you have already registered, our team will be reaching out to
coordinate full refunds for registration fees. If you secured
accommodations with the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa,
please contact the hotel at (760) 341-2211 to cancel your
We remain committed to creating an engaging and rewarding
conference experience while being mindful of the safety and
wellbeing of our community and look forward to hosting you at the
next Regional Conference and General Assembly in 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference,
please contact Linda Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCAG Student Showcase
The date and location of the postponed Student Showcase are yet
to be determined, but we are moving forward with the same rules
and submission timeline. The deadline for abstract submissions
was March 16, and final project submissions are due by Monday,
March 30 at 10:00 a.m.