The RWA 2021 Conference Update, as at 7 October 2021
The RWAus conference will be going ahead on 10-12 Dec 2021.
The committee understands that many of our members are worried about travel arrangements in the current COVID climate. At this stage, the committee is only able to be guided by the state governments advice from each part of Australia. These guidelines are changing weekly, and the conference team are well aware of all the implications.
Ticket sales are open until November, so people have plenty of timetime to keep monitoring the situation and to make the decision that is best for themselves.
Please get vaccinated, as vaccination rates appear to be the biggest factor that have any influence over whether people will be able to travel to conference.
RWAus’s conference team has negotiated a favourable deal for us with the hotel, and we will be able to proceed with the conference regardless of numbers without any negative financial impact on RWAus.
The committee has discussed doing an online conference, and dismissed the idea for 2021 as the volunteer workload for that option is too great at this stage.
We realise that this is uncertain news. We will continue to make further updates when we can, depending on state government regulation changes.
Tickets Tickets will remain on sale until 12th November 2021. (and may be extended a further if necessary.)
Book Here – https://rwaustraliavcon.com.au/register/
If you have already cancelled your ticket, you can rebook for the same price as your original ticket. You will need to contact the conference registrar to get a code to use if you need to rebook at the early bird price. Donna will check your original ticket before issuing your unique code. This also applies to tickets for the gala dinner and cocktail party (if bought separately to core ticket).
I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience the ongoing uncertainty may cause you – but we cannot affect governement decisions….
As you are aware, the past few months have been difficult for us all, however I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in December.
Events Manager and Conference Coordinator
Romance Writers of Australia Inc.