After many hours of conversation, and in consultation with local public health officials, the Northwest Cider Association has made the difficult decision to postpone the NW Cider Symposium due to the spread of COVID-19 virus in Washington state. This was a difficult decision, as we all were excited to learn, grow and connect with our Northwest cider community.
The Northwest Cider Association holds our community’s health and wellness as our highest priority. For this reason, the Board of Directors is following the guidance of the local public health officials and postponing the symposium until a later date, likely in early 2021.
We realize that the economic impact of postponing the event will affect our participants, as it will impact the NWCA. With individual vendors, small businesses, and service workers in mind, the Northwest Cider Association urges registrants to retain your registration for the postponed symposium. Not only will you support your community and ensure that we can defray costs for our small business colleagues, we commit to honoring your 2020 symposium ticket price through 2021.
We are currently investigating options for remote learning sessions, particularly in the area of online and direct-to-consumer sales. Please be on the lookout for further information on these sessions and more information about rescheduling this conference!