FAR-West Cancellation Policy

We, the FAR-West Board of Directors, hope that that you are all well, safe and following all current health recommendations.

We want to assure you that the health and well-being of our attendees is of our utmost concern as we plan for the forthcoming conference. We want to let you know where things currently stand. Please, if you are not following us on our our social media sites or mailing list/listserv, please join or follow one or more. They can all be found at this link: https://far-west.org/about/connect/

Registration for the 2021 conference is currently scheduled to open in March 2021. We encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird savings. If FAR-West is forced to cancel/postpone the conference due to COVID-19 concerns, all registered attendees will be refunded their entire registration fee.

For the now Postponed 2020 Conference: If you pre-registered for the 2020 conference, you have three choices with regard to that payment.  You can donate your pre-reg fee to FAR-West on or before July 15th, 2020.  For those who wish you donate their payment after that date (up to August 31st, 2020), we will send you a full refund and you can donate it directly to the FAR-West program you prefer.  For a Full Refund of your Pre-Reg fee, please respond on or before August 31st, 2020.  After that date, the $25. handling fee will be deducted.  Or you could roll over the 2020 Pre-Reg Fee to the 2021 conference.  However, if we do not hear from you by 31 December 2020, your fee will be forfeited.

For the 2021 Proposed Conference: Our cancellation policy and conditions remain the same as in the past, but some of the dates are earlier to accommodate hotel requirements:

  1. Registration fees are refundable (less $25 handling fee to cover registration and credit card fees) until August 15th. Cancellations after August 15th are subject to the $25 handling fee and any non-refundable fees that FAR-West is committed to, including but not limited to food expenses.
  2. Unfortunately, there are no refunds after September 20th, 2021.
  3. If current health concerns and conditions force the cancellation of the 2021 FAR-West conference, registration costs for all registered attendees will be refunded in full and not subject to a handling fee, subject to the same terms as set forth above for the 2020 postponed conference.

For more information about COVID-19 and the FAI Community, click this link on the Folk Alliance Website.

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