First, we’re going to take care of people who already bought tickets. We will send a separate email to everyone who already bought tickets and/or flights to discuss how to make them whole.
Second, we’re planning a social event for the local community on during the first week of October (on Wednesday or Thursday of the same week as the original event). We’d love to see you there so we can talk face to face. We already have at least one venue and will share more information about it shortly. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us.
Third, we’re shutting down the 2018 event, but we’re not shutting down VETCON. We’re going to shift our planning now to build momentum for VETCON 2019 next spring.
Fourth, we’ve learned a lot over the past year…and we’re putting it all to use. We’re restructuring the organization based on the lessons we’ve learned, and are looking to build the right team so that we can follow up on the opportunity we’ve identified. In our next website update, you’ll see what who is taking which roles and in which areas we need help.
We remain passionate and committed about VETCON and the community we serve. We are extremely disappointed about the outcomes for 2018, but will use the lessons learned to redouble our efforts going forward. We hope to see you in the future and look forward to what comes next.