After several weeks of concern over the fate of our much anticipated April 25, 2020 conference at the Port ‘N Starboard Conference Center in New London, and after having had several discussions with the conference center management, the USSCMSG has decided to cancel this year’s conference. With all of the uncertainty associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, out of an abundance of caution we have decided that the best way to keep our members safe is to avoid large gatherings for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the conference center would not be allowed to host such an event even if we wanted to keep it on the calendar. Since there is no way to predict how long the President’s recommendation that we avoid gatherings of more than 10 people will remain in place, it is infeasible to contemplate merely postponing the event to some point later this summer.

The Port ‘N Starboard conference center has agreed to reserve April 24, 2021 as the date of our next conference. The USSCMSG is willing and able to run the event next year, unless Philadelphia, which would have been in charge in 2021 wants to take it on. In that case, we will defer to Philadelphia.

Every registrant who sent in a registration check will receive a full refund.