The Board of Directors of CITT/ICTS has announced that CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous 2020 Annual Conference and Trade Show will not be taking place, at least physically, in London, ON, this August. The association says this decision was made after carefully considering the safety of its members and takes into account the ongoing recommendations of the Canadian Chief Medical Officer of Health, which, it expects, will continue to limit people's capacity to gather in large groups size due to COVID-19.
The conference committee of CITT/ICTS it is, however, reviewing options for a virtual Rendez-vous with professional development sessions, roundtables discussions, product showcases, socials, and even the popular swag bingo. The annual general meeting will take place online on Wednesday, Aug. 19. More information about the virtual AGM and Rendez-vous will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, CITT is inviting members to a virtual "check in and social," which will take place via Zoom in the coming weeks. This gathering, hosted by board directors Emma Alderman and John Raymond, will allow CITT/ICTS to connect with its members and fellow colleagues in the industry and ask "How are you?" and "What kind of help would you like to have from us?" The invitation to members will be sent out soon.
"We hope that you are all well, and that you are all 'okay'. We look forward to the time when we can once again gather in person. Until then we will look for opportunities and ways to connect us online," CITT says.