First, we want to apologize for the lack of communication. At the same time we want to assure everyone including our attendees, speakers and sponsors that we have been working hard to figure out how to bring RVAsec back even better than before the world imploded in early 2020.
COVID has lingered far longer than we expected. While now is not the time to lower our guard, the downward trend in Virginia is very promising. Further the distribution of the vaccine is progressing and Virginia now has launched a website allowing residents to pre-register. With this positive news we are planning to move forward with an in-person event this year.
This year marks the 10th year of RVAsec. We had previously made some major decisions prior to COVID to mark the occasion. We are now finally able to announce our plans moving forward.
RVAsec is moving to the Omni for the next three years. While we are extremely sad to be leaving our original home at VCU, this move gives us the entire hotel to take the conference to the next level.
Again, the conference will be held in person November 4-5, 2021 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.
Previously purchased tickets for 2020 will be automatically transferred to the 2021 conference. More communication to follow on this.
We have been working closely with the hotel and will continue to be in touch with them to ensure the event is run in a safe manner, while still providing the best security conference experience. For those that are unable to attend in person, we are hoping that we will be able to stream the conference.
Over the next couple weeks we will be in touch with sponsors soon to discuss details on the event, and we will begin to publish additional information and timelines.
We thank you for your flexibility and we look forward to seeing you all in person later this year!
-Chris and Jake