Because of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country, Emerging Civil War has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our annual symposium. Originally scheduled for August 7-9, 2020, the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will now be held August 6-8, 2021. We will keep the same theme, “Fallen Leaders,” and our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea, has graciously agreed to headline the event.
Until this past week, the governor’s planned Phase Three reopening suggested we would be able to safely hold our event. Nationally, however, the number of cases continues to rise. Because we have attendees who come from all across the country, and because many of our attendees are in high-risk groups, we felt it would be in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety to postpone.
People who have purchased tickets have three options available to them:
- They can receive a full refund.
- They can “roll over” their ticket for admission to next year’s event.
- They can make a tax-deductible donation to ECW.
Ticket-holders can indicate their preference by filling out this short survey.
Ironically, one of the big bits of news we intended to announce this year is that the IRS has granted ECW 501(c)3 status as a not-for-profit. We’ve always operated as one, but now we’re official. As such, supporters can make tax-deductible donations to ECW to help underwrite our educational mission.
As a way for ECW to say “thank you” to the folks who had signed up for the Symposium, we’re going to do a one-day virtual symposium later in August, and ticket holders will have exclusive, free access to the content. Details will be announced later this week, so stay tuned!