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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Updated April 16

In light of the growing concerns around coronavirus / COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming PBS conferences, including TechCon and Annual Meeting. Your health and safety are our highest priority, and we believe this decision is in the best interest of our attendees and partners.

Q: Why is TechCon being cancelled?

A: PBS is limiting non-essential business travel and, as a result, we have decided to cancel our upcoming conference. The health and safety of our conference attendees are our highest priority, and we made this decision in the best interest of our colleagues and partners.

Q: How will registration refunds be processed?

A:For those of you who have already registered, we will issue a full refund. If you paid by credit card, you will receive a refund to the credit card on file. If you paid by check, PBS will issue a check and mail it to you.

Q: Has NAB also been cancelled?

A: At this time, NAB is moving forward with their event. We recommend that you continue to follow their updates at: https://nabshow.com/2020/

Q: How should I handle my travel arrangements?

A: Please reach out to your airline to cancel or amend your travel plans (depending on whether you are planning to attend NAB). MGM Grand will automatically cancel hotel reservations and issue a refund in the next few days. If you plan to attend NAB, you will need to rebook your hotel reservation. NAB hotel information can be found at: https://nabshow.com/2020/

IMPORTANT: If you booked a hotel reservation outside of our conference room block, or added additional room nights, it is your responsibility to cancel and confirm the status.

Q: If I’m still planning to attend NAB and I reserved a room at MGM Grand through the PBS room block, what do I do?

A: As stated above, MGM Grand will automatically cancel hotel reservations and issue a refund in the next few days. If you plan to attend NAB, you will need to rebook your hotel reservation. NAB hotel information can be found at: https://nabshow.com/2020/

Q: What if my organization is sponsoring or exhibiting at TechCon?

A: We are issuing full refunds to sponsors and exhibitors. If you paid by credit card, you will receive a refund to the credit card on file. If you paid by check or wire transfer, PBS will issue a check and mail it to you. You should also contact the MGM Grand and/or Freeman about cancelling any orders you may have placed for the conference.

Please feel free to contact the PBS Meetings & Events team with any further questions at conferences@pbs.org or 703-739-8464.

Updated March 6, 2020

In light of the growing concerns around coronavirus / COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming PBS conferences, including TechCon and Annual Meeting. Your health and safety are our highest priority, and we believe this decision is in the best interest of our attendees and partners.

Updated March 3, 2020

TechCon Status
Proceeding as planned, April 15-17, 2020 at MGM Grand.

Stay Informed and Be Prepared

As cases of Coronavirus are being reported, the following are important resources to monitor as you consider your plans to join us in April.


Emergency & Non Emergency Contact Information

February 28, 2020

As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are reported in a growing number of countries, PBS will monitor the situation and adhere to ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.

Please know that the health and safety of our conference attendees remains our highest priority. We are in close communication with the organizers of NAB regarding their plans, and we will continue to provide updates as this dynamic situation unfolds.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact conferences@pbs.org.

-PBS Meetings and Events

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