COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Updated: March 23, 2020

Updated: March 17, 2020

Transparency, support & community are extremely important to us -- especially during times of uncertainty. With that said, we are taking the initiative to open up dialogue with you all. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly with any questions.

Given the fluidity of this situation, we reserve the right to change these statements, policies, and decisions at any time. We cannot guarantee that this page will be updated as soon as new information comes available. 

March 17 update:

  • The state of Pennsylvania has ordered a shutdown of all non-essential businesses for 2 weeks.
  • The CDC recommends that no getherings with 50 people or more take place for the next 8 weeks.

Transparency, support & community are extremely important to us -- especially during times of uncertainty. With that said, we are taking the initiative to open up dialogue with you all. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly with any questions.

Given the fluidity of this situation, we reserve the right to change these statements, policies, and decisions at any time. We cannot guarantee that this page will be updated as soon as new information comes available. 

INDIE Confab: Philadelphia is POSTPONED

No, we are not cancelling INDIE Confab: Philadelphia. We are following the lead of city, state and federal officials and INDIE Confab: Philadelphia is now re-scheduled for June 22 & 23

Why not cancel?

No speakers or sponsors have cancelled thus far. 99% of attendees are still scheduled and excited to attend. Registrations continue to come in at a steady pace. 

The conference planning is far along, with many attendees having already booked travel and hotels. We do not wish to negatively impact the amount of people looking forward to the event. 

I can't make the new date! What is your refund policy?

Currently, we are sticking with our newly adjusted refund policy: 

  • ILC Refund Policy for paid sponsorships & attendee registration:
    • At the current time we cannot refund any sponsorship or registration payments. However, we are happy to use your payment as a credit and apply it to any upcoming event within the span of 365 days.

If you have registered for INDIE Confab Philadelphia and would like to inquire about crediting your payment to a future event, please email Jackie Kelly at [email protected]

Please keep in mind that we will re-evaluate on a day-to-day basis. 

What can I do right now?!

The most important thing to remember is: don't freak out! Fear only leads to division and isolation.

Here are some tips for staying healthy: 

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds before eating, and especially after coughing or sneezing
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with the inside of your arm (yes, it's still flu & allergy season!)
  • Invest in hand sanitizer
  • Now is the time to politely decline handshakes! Get creative with a fist bump or the Wuhan Shake

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