Is the 2020 MDRT Annual Meeting still going on? Has the Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting to be held in Anaheim been cancelled? Here's what you need to know on the latest development announced by MDRT with the developing COVID-19 coronavirus situation.
The TL;DR version or in short: The 2020 MDRT Annual Meeting will be organised as a virtual, online experience. MDRT will not be hosting a physical meeting in Anaheim.
How about the 2020 MDRT Global Conference in Dubai? Registrations for the Global Conference is still going ahead from 17 March. (Latest update, Global Conference in Dubai will no longer be held)
As announced on MDRT’s facebook page and 2020 Annual Meeting website:
MDRT has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 global situation and for the well-being of all members, MDRT has made the decision to conduct the 2020 MDRT Annual Meeting as a virtual, online experience. MDRT will not be hosting a physical meeting in Anaheim.
Challenging times like these are when MDRT’s community comes together and finds ways to deliver the content from thought leaders that you have come trust, and that will continue.
MDRT wants all of our members to be successful in all aspects of their professional lives and from that standpoint, we are excited for the opportunity to be able to leverage technology for this experience in a way that is not limited by travel. In addition to this the Global Conference registration is still scheduled to open on March 17.
As new announcements and details emerge, updates will be posted on the MDRT Annual Meeting Website and sent to members.
We look forward to your participation and this new way for MDRT to bring our community together. If you have any questions, please contact MDRT.
Here’s a message from 2020 MDRT President Regina Bedoya on the situation:
Good day fellow MDRT members,
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health.
Over the last several weeks MDRT has been closely monitoring the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the world. We recognize the seriousness of this crisis and have decided to conduct the 2020 Annual Meeting as a virtual, online experience. We will not be getting together in Anaheim – instead we will be leveraging technology and will deliver a state-of-the-art virtual experience, the likes of which we have yet to see. The messages from Main Platform, Focus Sessions and even the Connexion Zone will be streamed to you and will also be archived so that future generations of MDRT members can enjoy them.
This virtual meeting will be a new experience for many of us but one we are committed to delivering with the same high-quality standards that characterize all of our meetings. This June, we will make history by introducing yet another way for members to learn, to share, and to be inspired.
MDRT is committed to delivering value to its members, even when circumstances challenge our ability to do so.
As your President, I am grateful for the tremendous support and vote of confidence I’ve received from many of you. Serving as your President is an honor and a privilege because I believe in you and your ability to face any challenge with resilience, determination and faith in the future.
Thank you and please stay safe.
Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC
2020 MDRT President
You may wish to watch the video of her message here. Reach up to your country's MDRT MCC if you need further information.
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