FBC’s Board of Directors and Generations planning committee weighed our options against the threat of diluting the value of the conference, collectively we decided to postpone the event until we can meet safely as a family business community.
In a normal year, the Generations Conference planning committee would be collaborating to launch Early Bird registration. But this is anything but a normal year. As with most organizations, FBC has had to recalibrate and adjust our event calendar, putting Generations under the microscope.
While we know this will come as a disappointment to many, we believe it is the right course of action given the uncertainty related to the pandemic. We have come to understand from feedback from our members that the foundational value of the conference is the ability to meet in person and network with other family businesses. The decision to postpone enables us to maintain the quality and integrity of the conference by eventually being able to meet in person.
This decision also allows us to move to the larger, newly-renovated Sacramento Convention Center which will enable us to accommodate any social distancing guidelines still in place at that time. Justin Horner and the conference committee are working hard to secure a new date and will notify membership as soon as one is confirmed. All pre-paid registrations and event sponsorships will be honored for the rescheduled conference. Individuals with specific questions are asked to contact FBC Executive Director Stella Premo.
We look forward to seeing you soon and wish you the best in the meantime.