As described in the release of our convention planning survey last week, CTCI needed to finalize our decision about the full-scale 2021 Regional convention/gathering in Branson, MO, and we wanted/needed your input before moving ahead. It was apparent from the survey results that while COVID 19 vaccines are being distributed the infectious numbers continue to rise and restrictions across the country remain in place making planning and scheduling of any larger group activity, even 10 months away, difficult to say the least. So, the uncertain risk to our membership and CTCI resources is not one that we should shoulder at this time.
4,031 surveys were emailed to all CTCI members with email addresses on file. Of this, 2,455 members opened the survey. 1,161 clicked into the survey and 1,121 completed the survey. The number of definitely will or most likely will attend were not significant enough to give us any confidence that the convention would be a success.
Secondly, there was interest in attempting to hold three CTCI /Chapter sponsored mini-conventions in the West, Midwest and East in the future so stay tuned for more information on these events as they are developed.
Finally, a large number of respondents voted to delay everything and hope that 2022 will bring us back to some degree of normalcy. In addition 411 members offered individual comments.
For all of you who participated in the survey, a HUGE THANK YOU! For those of you who did not participate, we hope that you will consider participating the next time.
The attachment represents an executive summary of the collected data. 2020 Convention Survey Results
On Behalf of the CTCI Board,