Our Board held a special COVID-19 meeting yesterday to discuss our future events and policy moving forward in 2020. We regretfully have come to the decision that all Face to Face meetings, Training and events like the Vendor Show/Appreciation are cancelled through July 1st, 2020. Here is a list of the dates cancelled in 2020: 4/7/2020 - Vendor Appreciation Event 4/8/2020 - Vendor Show/Cable Games/Tech Session - DOCSIS 3.1 4/22/2020 - Tech Session - Wi-Fi 5/21/2020 - Tech Session - Fulfillment-PNM 6/18/2020 - Tech Session - Broadband Solutions for MDU's Moving Forward: First and foremost we want to assure everyone that your Penn-Ohio Chapter isn’t going anywhere. We remain diligent in our efforts to set up remote training opportunities (TBA) and preparation for the dates past July 1st, 2020. Our mission to provide up to date industry training has not changed and you and our business partners are a huge part of that! From now until July 1st we will be producing webinars to replace face to face training sessions. We have asked our business partners to partner with us on non-MSO specific training that they can present as a webinar from their remote location. This is an opportunity to see demonstrations of the products that you would normally have seen at our Vendor Show, in action, combined with relevant industry training topics. If you were planning to compete in our annual Cable Tec Games please note that we are doing everything we can to reschedule after July 1st 2020. Keep practicing! This is a great time to catch up or start new online training classes and industry certifications. Our scholarships are still available, find out more here https://www.sctepennohio.org/scholarship Stay Safe.
Unfortunately, I cannot attend the Penn-Ohio event for the first year in at least 10, but not because of Covid-19, rather because of a schedule conflict needing me to attend a different event on the same dates. I have already attended 2 other events this 2020 year, and I am already scheduled to attend one almost every week until July. Btw, Covid-19 is not a flu strain but a Novel virus (pls review your initial post). To date, more people have already died of various strains of the 2020 flu cocktail offering than the Covid-19 virus. Unless otherwise indicated by the various chapters, I plan to attend as many events as possible. From a friendly, north of the border SCTE supporter.