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STATUS AS OF MARCH 16, 2020, 12:12 PM

RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 postponed until September 2020

The health and safety of each and every member of our community and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19 on a daily basis, and speaking at length with members of our community, RFID Journal LIVE!, which had been scheduled for April 28-30, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been postponed to September. RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 will now take place Wednesday, September 9 to Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center and will co-locate with another Emerald event, Surf Expo.  Staging Thursday, September 10 – Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center, Surf Expo is the largest and longest-running board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world.

The recent developments regarding COVID-19, including, but not limited to, the declaration by the WHO of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the accelerating pace of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically, the current quarantines and travel restrictions imposed by government authorities affecting participating companies, various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees, and the cancellation of several key RFID Journal LIVE! customers, partners and speakers, made it impossible to effectively execute an April event that delivers the level of education, connection, and customer value our community expects. Driven by our responsibility to produce a great event and best serve the interests of our RFID Journal community, we made the decision to postpone LIVE! until September 2020.

RFID Journal’s mission is providing networking and educational opportunities for companies eager to learn how radio frequency identification, IoT and other related technologies can cut costs, boost sales and improve efficiencies across many industries. This priority is the driving force behind our commitment to produce a September 2020 show that meets the expectations of our community.

We are focused on continuing to serve our industry, creating ways to connect and working closely with our communities, to provide the necessary support and information to prepare them for a successful September 2020 show.

We appreciate your ongoing loyalty to RFID Journal LIVE! and thank you in advance for your understanding. The information on our website will be promptly updated and further announcements regarding the September 9-11, 2020, edition of RFID Journal LIVE! will be posted in due course.

Should I re-register?

No! Your existing registration is unchanged and valid for the Sept. 9-11, 2020, edition of RFID Journal LIVE!

What are my options if I am unable to attend in September?

1) To transfer your pass to another team member, contact Registration Customer Service:

o   By email: RFIDJournal@experient-inc.com

o   By phone: 800-465-5514 (International Registrants contact +1 847-996-5814)

2) To credit your registration dollars to RFID Journal LIVE! 2021, scheduled for Apr. 27-29, 2021, contact Kelsey Kulbarsh at kelsey.kulbarsh@emeraldx.com. The deadline for credit requests is Apr. 8, 2020.

3) To request a 100% refund, you must contact Registration Customer Service by Apr. 8, 2020:

o   By email: RFIDJournal@experient-inc.com

o   By phone: 800-465-5514 (International Registrants contact +1 847-996-5814)

Is there a deadline if I would like to transfer my pass to a colleague?

No. To transfer pass(es), registrants unable to attend may send a substitute from the same company by having him or her bring the registrant’s confirmation letter to RFID Journal LIVE! to receive a badge for admission. Or, you can contact Registration Customer Service (see contact details above) and request the change prior to the event.

Is there a deadline if I would like to request a registration credit or request a refund?

Yes. Apr. 8, 2020, is the deadline to request a 100% refund, or to request a credit that can be applied to registration for RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 (to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 27-29, 2021). Requests received after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund for this year’s event, or a credit toward LIVE! 2021.  

Will the agenda change?

We anticipate that most of our existing speakers will participate in September. We are currently in the process of confirming each speaker and will replace any who are unable to participate with equally high-quality speakers.

Will the IEEE RFID 2020 Event also be rescheduled?

This is still to be determined. We are discussing the situation with the IEEE RFID organization committee and hope to have an answer soon.

Should I cancel my flight?

Many airlines are offering waived change fees at this time. We would recommend changing your flights to align with the new show dates as soon as possible.

How do I rebook my hotel?

If you booked a room in the RFID Journal LIVE! hotel block via Eventsphere, RFID’s official housing provider, your reservation will be automatically cancelled.

If you booked a hotel reservation outside of our block, you will need to cancel your reservation on your own.

You will be notified as soon as the updated housing site for the RFID Journal LIVE! new dates is available to book new hotel reservations.

When will RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 take place?

LIVE! 2021 is scheduled to take place on Apr. 27-29, 2021, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz.