Date(s) - 13 - October - 2021 - 15 - October - 2021
Dear Friends of the Columbia International Coaching Conference:
We’ve all been looking for certainty around the future yet often find ourselves in the midst of a dynamic and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Therefore, we want to provide clarity for all of you who have expressed interest in, and inquired about plans, for this year’s conference.
Given that the state of our world in the months to come is uncertain, and we must prioritize the health and well-being of our guests and speakers, The 4th International Columbia Coaching Conference (initially scheduled for October 15-17, 2020) being postponed to October 13th – 15th, 2021. This is consistent with many actions already taken by Columbia University, in the City of New York, and also happens to be one of the major epicenters of the Corona-virus (e.g., transformed all on-campus classes to a virtual platform in early March; implemented working remotely for our entire “non-essential;” and suspending all domestic and international travel).
While a difficult decision, postponing the conference for a year, was the right thing to do! We have revised the conference timeline to reflect this change.
Revised Conference 2021 Timeline:
- New Conference Dates: October 13th – 15th, 2021!
- Calls for Proposals: Formally “Reopen” on May 31st, 2020 | Closes February 26th, 2021
- Notifications Decisions: April 16th, 2021
- Material Submission: Full Submission – June 18th, 2021 | Presentation Materials – mid-September 2021
- Early Bird Registration Begins: March 1st, 2021
- Presenter Registration: All accepted presenters will receive a conference registration discount. Final date to register to receive this discount is June 18th, 2021
For those who are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2021 Conference, we will be distributing an updated “call-for-proposals” in the coming weeks to reflect the revised submission timeline. We will officially reopen the process to receive submissions on May 31, 2020, yet you can continue to submit at any time until the deadline in February next year (i.e., 2021).
For those of you who have already submitted proposals for the 2020 conference, the good news is you have a head start – the 2021 Conference theme will remain the same, and if you wish to, you have an opportunity to refine and re-submit your proposals.
To all our friends, future attendees, and participants, we want to thank you for your patience over the last few weeks as we monitored the ever-evolving climate and made the best decision in the interest of our community.
Please stay tuned for updates from our planning team, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions via our website.
The International Columbia Coaching Conference Leadership Committee