AUSCON 2020 details have changed. Please see the notice below.
The notice below is a decision made at the BC meeting in Sydney on 13 March 2020.
We would like to advise you of some important changes related to AUSCON 2020.
The BC has been discussing and praying into our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also considered current professional advice and been observing a situation which is changing by the day. In light of this, the BC has made a decision that AUSCON 2020 will NOT be held at Yarabah from April 15-21 but will be held as a virtual conference on these dates. Today we spoke with Louis and Susan Sutton who are supportive of the decision and are looking forward to still being our conference speakers. This unprecedented decision has not been taken lightly and has involved prayer, discussions with a number of sources including medical specialists and reference to our International Director’s advice. Some of the key factors which have led to this decision are;
- medical advice across the country
- international advice
- Yarabah as a campsite is not conducive to isolation and preventative hygiene due to its shared facilities.
- age of participants
- Our need to act responsibly in seeking to reduce risk
- NSW being named as an epicentre within Australia for COVID-19
We will be sending out more information regarding registration payments and airfares in the coming days. As has been mentioned previously, we will be meeting virtually with more specific details to follow. There are a number of important issues to discuss as a branch and we ask that you continue to keep the dates free as we value AUSCON as an important tine for fellowship and decision making. We would appreciate your prayers as we move forward with our planning.
God bless you all
WEC Australia branch council.