UMA Annual Meeting Important Update
March 16, 2020

Colleagues,

After careful consideration and in an abundance of care for our members and the people they serve, the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA) has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 UMA Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO.

The Executive Committee of the Board met today and unanimously decided to take this action, which was made in response to continued uncertainties about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the National State of Emergency that has been declared, as well as the rapidly developing situation across the country.

We understand that the Annual Meeting provides you with important information you need to support and grow your organizations. With that in mind, we are exploring alternative ways to share the information and expertise of our presenters and celebrate our EAGLE Accreditation and Award winners. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

We also know that the Annual Meeting is much more than events and education. It is a gathering of our UMA family. We will be looking for ways to continue to unite and support our UMA community during this challenging time.

Refunds
Full refunds will be processed for those currently registered. Due to the size of the event, please be aware that refunds may take up to 45-days to process.

Hotel and Travel
Registrants are responsible for canceling their respective hotel/lodging reservation and airline or travel arrangements. Please cancel these arrangements as soon as possible. Please see the information further below for additional information regarding hotel and travel.

Sponsors, Awardees, and Presenters
Sponsors, Awardees, and Presenters will receive additional follow-up communication from UMA staff by March 20.

We acknowledge that this is a difficult and uncertain time, and that our ministries are actively managing their own responses to this crisis within their own communities. Our priority is to support the wellbeing of our members and those they serve.

With prayers for your continued safety,

Mary Kemper

Mary Kemper
President and CEO

Hotel & Travel
Registrants must contact their hotel/lodging directly to cancel reservations.

UMA Conference Block Hotels:

Registrants must contact their airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

Shuttle reservations should be cancelled directly with your provider.

Transportation Websites: