A number of events related to COVID-19 has led PWC leadership to make the decision to cancel the 2020 National Training Conference that was to be held in Ottawa, Canada this year.
Being air traffic controllers, an occupation that is critical to safety, we feel compromising your health and the health of your coworkers would be negligent. The concept of social distancing, reducing the number of times and places that people gather in large numbers, has been shown to slow a disease outbreak during times of concern with pandemics.
We are currently working with the hotel, requesting to be relieved of our financial obligation. There will be more information to follow. Please give us time to sort things out and determine how to move forward.
We did not arrive at this decision lightly. Our annual conference provides membership the opportunity to learn and grow from each other. We will miss seeing you this year.