We regret to inform you that due to the growing threat of exposure to coronavirus COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution we have CANCELLED HR Virginia’s 2020 Annual Conference at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs VA.
Below is a collection of frequently asked questions, check back for additions.
Q. What are my options for the registration fees paid to attend the 2020 Conference? Can I transfer my registration to the 2021 Conference in Norfolk?
A. These options were communicated in an email sent to the email address you registered with. If you did not receive it, click HERE to view the options and cancellation request form.
Q. Will cancellation fees be waived if I request a cancellation?
A. Yes the $75 cancellation fee is being waived for all cancellations starting 3/18/20 as a result of the conference having to cancel.
Q. Do I have to complete the Cancellation Form to request a cancellation/refund?
A. Yes, due to the volume of transactions, the Cancellation Form is required in order to process your request. Trading emails back & forth, is not an efficient process at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
Q. How will attendees be refunded their room deposits at the Omni Homestead or other lodging options?
A. THE OMNI HOMESTEAD IS AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLING AND REFUNDING RESERVATION DEPOSITS, SO YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT THEM. If you must contact the Homestead, the number is 540-839-1766 or 800-838-1766. If you have reservations elsewhere, please check with the facility directly.
Q. If I still want to visit the Omni Homestead during the conference dates, will the Homestead honor the conference room rate?
A. The Omni agreed to honor the group rate if anyone wants to continue their scheduled stay. You would need to contact the Homestead to re-book your reservation since all reservations were cancelled (or are being cancelled).
Q. Will there be other HR Virginia events planned where I can earn re-certification credits?
A. We are exploring all options such as virtual, half-day or full-day offerings later in the year as a way to earn credits. We suggest you check with your local HR Virginia SHRM chapter for a calendar of events in your area.
Q. I was scheduled as a presenter at the 2020 Conference. What do I need to know?
A. Speaker registrations will be automatically cancelled and refunded, if applicable. The 2021 Conference theme and programming is not yet available. Look for the 2021 Speaker submission announcement soon.