A Note About COVID-19
Updated: March 9th, 2020
To All Attendees and Potential Attendees of InnoVAte Virginia 2020:
The Agile Richmond Board and InnoVAte Virginia Planning Committee have been working with local businesses over the past week, to understand the impacts and concerns in our community over COVID-19.
With an eye toward an abundance of caution, several major businesses in the region are making the decision to strongly discourage or ban attendance at any conference in the coming weeks – including InnoVAte Virginia 2020.
The Board and Planning Committee have been taking a British stance during the COVID-19 news: “Keep Calm and Carry On”. However, faced with the reality of a significant portion of our community being asked to not participate, we feel we would be doing a disservice to our community to continue with our conference while such a large portion of our community will be absent.
With all of this in mind, we have made the hard decision to postpone InnoVAte Virginia 2020, and not have the conference on March 27th.
We have been working with our venue for the past couple of weeks on contingency plans; in the coming days, we will be making a decision as to when in the year to hold a re-scheduled InnoVAte 2020.
If you have already purchased tickets to InnoVAte Virginia 2020, your email will have details on how your ticket can be transferred automatically to our new date, or how to request a refund of your ticket through Eventbrite. Since we are unable to refund the Eventbrite service fee, we encourage you to hold your tickets until we have announced our future date. We will honor refunds of current tickets up until one month from the future conference date.
If you would still like to request a refund for the conference, we also understand. If you have trouble requesting a refund through Eventbrite, please let us know so that we can help you.
Speakers, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Attendees are welcome to email us, if you have questions or concerns not addressed by our emails, Eventbrite, or our website.
We want to personally thank you for your decision to join us at InnoVAte Virginia this year. Our conference remains one of the best Agile conferences on the East Coast, thanks to our amazing community of speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees like you. We're proud to be a part of this amazing community, and are looking forward to bringing you another fantastic conference later this year.
President, Agile Richmond
The Agile Richmond Board and The InnoVAte Virginia 2020 Planning Committee
Is InnoVAte Virginia 2020 Cancelled?
No! Out of an abundance of caution for our community, and working with local businesses, we have decided to postpone InnoVAte Virginia 2020. We are actively working with our friends at Virginia Crossings to help us choose the best date to reschedule the conference, with an eye toward either the summer or fall of 2020.
Do I need to buy a new ticket?
There's no need to do anything with your ticket right now – all current tickets will be automatically moved to the new date in the coming days.
Can I get a refund?
Of course! When we announce the new date for InnoVAte Virginia 2020, we're hoping you'll still be as excited as we are to attend. However, if there's any reason you can't attend, or if you just want a refund, we understand. You can request a refund through Eventbrite, and contact us if you have any other questions.
I'm a speaker. Will I still be able to speak?
Absolutely! We're excited to have you speak to the greater Richmond community later this year, and your selection as a speaker is still very important and relevant. If you can't speak on the new date, though, please let us know so we can find an alternate speaker.
Will you be accepting new speaker proposals?
No, not at this time. We're hoping all of our speakers will be able to attend and speak at InnoVAte Virginia 2020; if we have any speakers who can't we have a list of great submissions that just missed the cut for this year's conference. If you want to speak to our community, there will be fantastic opportunities throughout the year; please reach out to us so we can add you to our list of interested speakers.
I have a question that wasn't answered here; who do I contact?
While we tried to anticipate all the questions people might have right now, I'm sure we missed some. Feel free to reach out to us at the link below, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We're busy working on rescheduling InnoVAte Virginia 2020, so we may be a little slower to respond than we'd like – but we will reply to everyone.