March 5, 2020
Dear Summit Colleague,
Our Carnegie Summit is less than a month away, and I look forward with excitement to welcoming you to the best Summit yet. With five exciting and provocative keynote speakers, nearly 400 presenters of sessions and posters, and more than 100 sessions to select from, this promises to be our richest Summit ever.
However, all of us at the Foundation are also following the evolution of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) very closely. The health and safety of Summit participants are primary concerns for all of us as we look ahead to Summit 2020. We are reaching out frequently to local and national civic and health officials for the best and most current knowledge and advice, and we will continue to do so going forward.
As of now, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that the risk of contracting the COVID-19 is low in the state of California: “California has a limited number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and we don’t have indication of it spreading widely in our communities.” The CDPH “is not recommending the cancellation of public events.”
Based on this recommendation, the Summit is still on track for April 1–3, 2020. We will continue to communicate with you as the Summit approaches should any changes in local circumstances occur. Please know that, as I said earlier, assuring the well-being of the Summit community remains our top priority.
For questions or additional information contact us at: SummitReg@carnegiefoundation.org.
See you soon,