COVID19 concern? Should it become necessary for the health & safety of conferees, the conference will switch to an all-virtual conference. That decision will be made no later than July 1, 2021. Please do not make non-refundable plane reservations before you hear from CMN. Also, when you do make reservations, be sure you’re flying to ORD. Anything you might save by going to Midway airport will be negated by ground transportation fees and an hour or more (on a Friday) to get to the hotel.
What’s the conference schedule look like? We learned about virtual accessibility in 2020 – it was a huge success. And at the same time, there is no replacement for in-person interactions. Let’s have both!
The 2021 CMN Annual Conference will start with a Virtual Kick-off and Round Robin Part One on Sunday, October 3, 6 -8:15 pm Central Time.
Monday, Oct 4- Wednesday, Oct 6, 3pm and 6pm CT: Virtual songswaps and workshops. All content will be recorded so that you can access it later if you can’t make it.
For those attending virtual only, all content sessions from the live event (workshops, keynote & award ceremonies) will be Zoomed live and recorded for everyone’s access post-conference.
Friday, October 8 (all times Central Time)
5 pm Newcomer Meet’n’Greet / Conference Social hour
6 pm Dinner
8:15 KEYNOTE: Pierce Freelon
9:30 CMN Social
Saturday, October 9
9:30 - 4 pm Three workshop sessions (3 choices per session), lunch & annual meeting
4:00 Free time for networking, Affinity Group meetings, rest
5:00 Social Hour followed by dinner.
7:30 Round Robin Part Two
9:30 Open Jam Session/Late night sing along
Sunday, October 10
9:15 Magic Penny Ceremony
11:00 Conference Closing Gathering
12:30 Lunch (to-go or in-person)
That’s it for now! In the coming months watch for Together Tomorrow Conference emails announcing the Magic Penny Award recipient, our Keynote speaker, a selection of fabulous workshops, and finally REGISTRATION, starting July 1st.
Mark your calendar NOW!