EDPA is extending the deadline to Nov. 23 for three $1,000 scholarships for ACCESS 2020 – scholarships will cover conference registration and most meals; hotel and travel not included). For consideration, write a 150 word essay explaining why you should receive a scholarship and email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 23.
This year’s hybrid live/virtual event will take place December 1-3 at the La Cantera Resort (pictured right) in San Antonio, Texas. EDPA Executive Director Dasher Lowe says, “All necessary safety precautions are being implemented to ensure that ACCESS is held in a sanitized and thoughtfully planned environment. Because of this, we will be capping registration for the live event at 175 attendees so that our use of space is compliant with local social distancing guidelines.”
This year’s focus is on exploring solutions for getting the industry back to business. “EDPA is committed to providing our members—and the industry—with tools for reopening the industry and strategies for strengthening our member companies as we move forward.”
The roster also includes two powerhouse keynote speakers. Jim Gilmore (pictured left), author of “The Experience Economy,” will explore the topic: “Are We Still Experienced? – Reflections on the Experience Economy in and Beyond the Corona Crisis.” 360 Live Media Founder and CEO Don Neal (pictured right) will present: “What’s New. What’s Not. What to Do. Adapting to the New Model for Business Events in 2021.” Gilmore and Neal will follow with a point-counterpoint session.
EDPA ACCESS will also include a golf outing, Segway tours and a gala focused on giving and supporting.
Due to the hardships brought about by COVID, fees for ACCESS 2020 have been greatly reduced. Lowe encourages those who can to turn out in San Antonio. “More than ever, it’s crucial that we come together to show the business community that we are committed to the relaunching of face-to-face events,” says Lowe. “Please make plans to join us now.”