Given the growing global concern of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we unfortunately have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the LEAP Conference and Awards event this year, scheduled for June 11, 2020.
While the in-person event is cancelled, the Awards will still be awarded virtually! Since the beginning, the LEAP Awards have always been about recognizing the accomplishments of our management partners. With that in mind, we still recommend you submit an award application if you were planning to this year. (A reminder that applications are due on April 3rd)
Winners will be announced May 1st and can expect to receive trophies and banners as usual. A follow-up communication will be sent out with an update on the Awards’ “virtual” presentation process.
The event cancellation also includes the cancellation of LEAP Forward pitches. However, for those of you who already submitted an application or are planning to submit, we recommend you bring these ideas forward during our 2020 budget process. We always welcome new and innovative ideas. You can also consider resubmitting your pitch for LEAP Forward 2021.
For those of you who have booked your accommodation at one of our partner hotels, we will cancel the reservation on your behalf.
We appreciate the support of our partners and speakers who had committed their time and participation to LEAP 2020.
We also want to take a moment to recognize the work of all public health professionals, government officials and front-line workers around the globe who have kept us informed, protected and calm during this time of crisis. As a pension for healthcare workers we know our members are very affected by this pandemic. We continue to hope the health and economic impacts from COVID-19 lessen in the coming weeks and to those affected, we wish a speedy recovery.
We look forward to seeing you at LEAP 2021!