SAMPE 2020 CANCELLATION Attendee/Presenter FAQs
When and where will SAMPE 2020 be held?
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the SAMPE 2020 Conference and Expo, originally scheduled to take place in Seattle, WA on May 4-7, 2020 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Our next SAMPE conference will be held in Long Beach, CA on May 24 – 27, 2021.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you registered for the conference, your registration will be automatically refunded, including tutorials.
When will we be able to register for SAMPE 2021 ?
Registration will be open in late fall. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Should I keep the appointment I have scheduled to apply for my visa?
No. A VISA request to attend SAMPE 2020 is not valid. SAMPE 2020 is cancelled.
Do I need to cancel my hotel reservation?
All hotel reservations made within the SAMPE block were canceled. If you did not receive a cancellation email from your hotel, please call them directly to cancel your reservation.
Will attendees/speakers be refunded for airline tickets?
No, we will not refund individual airline/train ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations.
Will any of the SAMPE 2020 content be made available?
The SAMPE leadership and staff are reviewing the options of moving the SAMPE 2020 content to one of SAMPE’s other events or platforms (CAMX, SAMPE 2021, web/virtual, local chapter events, etc.). It is our goal to make available all the intended SAMPE 2020 content to our SAMPE members. Please note that ‘content’ includes planned speakers, panel discussions, awards and student competitions as well as technical papers.
Can I submit my accepted technical paper to another conference or proceed with my publication?
SAMPE would like to use your papers for a future conference or other platform, but we understand that you may not want to wait to present your materials. We will be contacting you directly to work this through. SAMPE will soon be sending out a survey asking you for your preference.
Making the decision to cancel SAMPE 2020 was very difficult but ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in our conferences was and is, our top priority. If you’d like to understand more about the rationale to cancel SAMPE 2020 please send your questions to Chris Locke, Director of Marketing, Membership and Education, at Christine@sampe.org.