Greetings from the Board of Mystic South Conference,
Over the course of the last year, we eagerly planned, plotted, and schemed about how we were going to make 2020 the best Mystic South yet. We combed through countless spreadsheets, fielded questions from vendors and presenters, negotiated with the hotel, and planned to welcome five amazing headliners. Just as we were finalizing a fully packed schedule of events, news came of the Covid-19 pandemic. Everything changed.
An announcement none of us on the board wanted to make has now become necessary. We must cancel Mystic South 2020. As heartbreaking as it is to do, we waited as long as we could to see if there were any hopeful signs in the fight against the novel coronavirus. In the end, the board voted unanimously to cancel.
Thank you to everyone who took time to respond to our poll; your responses and the number of heartfelt messages we received made it easier to arrive at our decision. It also made us feel more connected with all of you.
On the business side of things, we want you to know that we will be returning in the summer of 2021. Set your calendar for Friday, July 16-18, 2021 at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
For those who have already paid registrations, we have several options. You can (1) roll over your entire registration fee to 2021, (2) donate your entire registration fee to Mystic South operating costs, or (3) receive a refund of your registration payment less 10% for the processing fees that we have incurred. Follow this link to make your selection.
Whether you plan to attend 2021 or not, you must cancel your 2020 hotel reservation yourself directly with the hotel. The main reservation line is 1 (800) 774-1500. For those planning on attending MSC2021, you will have to make a new reservation once our discount block is open. We will be sharing the 2021 discount code when it becomes available.
Vendors and presenters, you will receive a separate email regarding your contributions. If you were a confirmed vendor or presenter for Mystic South 2020 and have not received a separate email please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your spam folders and give the system 24 hours before emailing us directly. We will be fielding many questions over the next few days and will make every attempt to respond to each person personally as quickly as possible.
To all in our collective communities, stay safe, stay healthy and we’ll see you in 2021.
Marla, Ryan, Gypsey, Star, Heather, Stacy and Nathan
The Mystic South Board