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Update #1 for AGM Registrants

July 16, 2021

Update #1 for AGM Registrants

Thank you for registering for the 2021 AGM! Won't it be wonderful to gather in person again? Here are some notes about your registration and about what's next.

Companion/Regular Spaces Available:  Registrant numbers are strong, but there is still space for both Attendees and Companions. If you have thought about bringing a friend or family member to experience a JASNA AGM as a Companion, this may be your best opportunity to do so. (Companion/Attendee registrations are described on the AGM FAQ.)

Registration Changes/Waitlists:  Everyone who was on the AGM waitlist has been offered an opportunity to register now. Everyone on activity-specific waitlists, with the exception of just a couple of activities, has also been offered space in those. Please check your email for a message from Debbie Duncan, AGM Registrar, and follow the link in the email to claim the spot reserved for you—those reservations expire at 8 PM Eastern Time on July 17. If you would like to make additional changes, you can do that yourself by logging in using the link in the email you received when you completed registration, or by contacting Debbie or Linda (see below).

Additional Activity Availability:  If you are still waitlisted for an activity (such as the FLW Oak Park tour), the AGM Co-Coordinators, Jennifer and Kristen, are checking to see if additional space can be made available. Every year, there is considerable turnover during the months before the AGM as some registrants change their plans, so please keep an eye out for an email telling you that a spot has become available.

Technical Issue Involving Payment:  Some registrants are seeing a $0 balance due when they register or add ticketed activities. Please don't worry—we will figure this out and send instructions for payment, and we won't take the activity off your registration due to an open balance.

Cancellation Without Fee:  Please mark August 4 on your calendar: that is the last day you may cancel without incurring a $50 fee.

COVID-19:  JASNA President Liz Cooper and VP for Conferences Linda Slothouber have monitored the COVID situation as it affects large-group meetings for the past 18 months. Prior to August 4, we will issue an update to let you know exactly what measures we foresee will be in place at the AGM. If JASNA is later forced to decrease capacity due to new restrictions, full refunds of registration fees will be made. JASNA is not liable for any individual's travel-related costs.

Hotel Reservations:  If you have not yet done so, visit the Hotel webpage to reserve your room. There is a weblink and an 800-number you may use. If you have difficulty reserving exactly the room nights and room type you want, please reserve what you can now and send Linda an email—our hotel liaison may be able to help you out. If you are searching online for hotel information, please note our hotel is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile; there are other, similarly named Marriotts.

We hope that the Chicago AGM is now the object of [your] happiest thoughts and your best consolation for all the uncomfortable hours of the past 18 months. You may reasonably hope to have all [your] expectations of pleasure realized in October!

Points of Contact

For AGM program questions:  Kristen Miller Zohn and Jennifer Swenson jasna2021agm@gmail.com

For registration questions:  Debbie Duncan jasnaagm@gmail.com or Linda Slothouber lindasnewmail@gmail.com

For hotel and AGM policy questions:  Linda Slothouber lindasnewmail@gmail.com