June 3, 2020




I regret to inform you that this year’s WAVES conference scheduled for July 26-July 30 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Several factors were taken into consideration, but ultimately it was decided that everyone’s health and safety should be top priority

The Hotel has started sending cancellation notices, please keep this information for your records.  We had hoped that we would be able to inform our members beforehand, unfortunately, this was not able to happen. 

If you registered and paid the conference fee you will also be refunded in one of the following ways of your choice:

1.       100% refund of registration fee.  Please note that per conference cancellation policy, if previously paid via credit card method – processing fees cannot not be refunded.

2.       Registration credit toward 2021 Conference. Your institution will receive 100% credit toward attendance to the 2021 Conference.  This registration credit can be used for any individual(s) who would be in attendance at that conference.

If you registered but did not pay, your registration has been cancelled. Please respond via email which option your institution would like to use, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Refund checks will be issued within the next 10-15 business days.  Institutional Membership fees paid for FY2020 will remain in effect.

It saddens me that we will not be gathering this year.  For many of us, WAVES has been one of those times we can escape to a different location, catch up with colleagues, and make new friends.  The WAVES Board strongly believes there is added value in attending conferences in person.  We are eagerly making plans for 2021 to be held in Reno, Nevada.  Conference dates are July 19-22, 2021 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, https://www.peppermillreno.com/meetings/sales-video.

The July 31 training date has been extended 30 days to August 31, 2020. Face to face conference training is restructured to include self-paced training modules and instructor-led virtual training events. Please make sure to complete the required training for your institution.

Stay healthy, stay safe.


Lane Anderson, WAVES President

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