[Updates for May 18 to May 29, 2020]
P-POD CONFERENCE 2020 NOW ALL ONLINE
Eastern Michigan University canceled on-campus housing for all summer events. Despite the COVID-19 risk reduction practices we had implemented, the university was not in a position to state whether it expected public health realities to allow summer events to proceed at all (even without housing resources) after the Michigan state stay-at-home orders progress went a next stage of relaxation after a few weeks (**see university statement below). As a result, the 2020 P-POD Conference had to become an all-online event, but we're thrilled that we’re keeping the SAME July 24-26 dates, speakers, presentations, question/answer, agenda and continuing education credits, all with the ease and convenience of participation from your own home or place of choice. REGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES ARE REDUCED BY 20%, RETROACTIVELY AND UP TO THE END. CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION HOURS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED BY 4 HOURS, so everyone has free access to more sessions, and Pacific time zone attendees may enjoy the full ration of hours and continuing education credits they pay for without pre-dawn hardship. Existing registrations will automatically be applied to the virtual event. Any housing or parking that was paid will be refunded within days. The ADVANCE pricing deadline is now July 6. Website pages have been updated to reflect changes.
**Eastern Michigan University statement: EMU's overriding goal is ensuring the health and well-being of every person who comes to campus. The university is disappointed in not being able to host the P-POD Conference this year, but will be excited to host a 2021 conference and welcome participants then safely to our campus.