As previously noted, in monitoring the ongoing situation in Puerto Rico, the EMDA Board has determined that it is in the best interest and safety of the members to relocate the 2020 Spring Management Workshop. While San Juan was not affected by the recent earthquakes, news reports of the civil unrest in the area was definitely affecting potential attendees willingness to travel to Puerto Rico. We are working with the Sheraton Old San Juan hotel to select new dates in 2021.
For the relocation of the 2020 meeting, proposals have been received from several properties in the Palm Springs area, and proposals from the San Antonio area are expected by this Wednesday. We’re looking at the same dates that the meeting was originally scheduled (March 27 & 28) or for the following weekend (April 3 & 4).
EMDA President Steve Prouty will be reviewing the proposals with staff and plans are to announce the new location by the end of the week.