Monday, August 10, 2015

Yes, the conference is happening!

Thank you to everyone who registered over the last few days! The conference will be happening. I guess a lot of people are just waiting a little longer to register this year.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be giving you more information about our sessions, our speakers, and the locally grown lunch we're planning, which will be better than ever!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Thinking of attending? Please read this!

When the early bird discount deadline passed on Friday, our registration numbers were less than half of what they normally are at that time. Historically we have not had that many registrations in August, so we are considering canceling the conference. We don't know why the registration numbers are so low this year, although we have a few theories. So, we have a couple of favors to ask of you.
  1. If you are planning to come, please register now. If you wait, there may not be a conference because we can't risk the financial loss of moving forward with the current number of attendees. 
  2. If you are not planning to attend, would you mind letting us know why? 
If we have to cancel this year's conference, we will probably not be doing it again in the future because we can't afford planning a conference that doesn't happen. If you have already registered, no worries! Hopefully, we'll get enough registrations to move forward. If not, we will refund everyone's fees 100% through Eventbrite.

What about the workshops? 
The Goat Workshop will continue as scheduled, although the Poultry Processing Workshop will have to be canceled because the speaker is coming from Virginia, and we won't be able to bring her out here just for the workshop.

We will be making a decision by Friday night, so if you were planning to attend, don't delay. Register now!