After much consideration and continuous monitoring of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Chamber has decided to cancel 2021 Winter Institute. While we were looking forward to returning to the classroom for sessions and networking, the inherent risk and uncertainty is still too great at this stage of the pandemic.
Health and safety are paramount. Many considerations went into this decision, including but not limited to recommendations from the CDC, potential risk factors, current restrictions, concerns from attendees, and general uncertainty. We recognize potential frustration, especially on the heels of the summer cancellations, but we feel this is the right course of action given what is known and predicted at this time.
While virtual platforms have proven to be successful for many, due to the program’s focus on in-person relationship building and strenuous coursework, it is not the right fit for Institute, and a virtual Institute is not a viable option. This being said, we’re excited to announce the continuation of Institute’s webinar series next January – March. Please stay tuned for more details about these free faculty webinars.
The U.S. Chamber continues to work closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and state officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for long-term impact. You may find a wealth of resources available online here: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
Unless a refund had been requested and issued, tuition payments received in 2020 have already been rolled over to 2021. If you would like to receive a refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary with you starting next summer. Dates for the 2021 summer sites can be found on our website, and registration will go live later this year.
Raymond, Karyn, Katelynne, Isabel, and Andrew