Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Homebrewers Association today announced the cancellation of its annual Homebrew Con, which had been scheduled for June 18–20 in Nashville, Tennessee. In its place, the group has organized an online event for the same dates.
The cost to register for the online event is $99 for AHA members or $132 for non-members. The schedule for Homebrew Con Online includes live sessions with experts, meetups with fellow homebrewers, sponsored seminars, a virtual Homebrew Expo trade show, and the keynote speech. The draft schedule is available here. A list of sessions with speakers is here.
“After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state, and local authorities, we regret to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Homebrew Con 2020,” the AHA says in the announcement. “As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and the homebrew community.”
Those who registered for the full conference in Nashville now have the option of transferring their registration to the next Homebrew Con in San Diego, California, scheduled for June 17–19, 2021, or getting a full refund. Those who want to transfer their registration can do so here. Those who want their money back only need to wait; the AHA says it will process the refunds automatically by June 9, transferring them to the original credit card used to register. However, the AHA cannot refund airline or hotel costs.
For more information, see the Homebrew Con website.