The TTSGI Board has continued to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation. While the arrival of effective vaccines is definitely a very positive development, we realize that it will likely be months until the vaccines reach the general public. With the uncertainty surrounding both vaccine distribution plans and the protocols that will be in place with respect to travel and gatherings, the Board has decided to postpone re-opening registration for the 2021 TTSGI conference until April 2021.
The Board will reconvene in March to evaluate the status of COVID-19 and determine whether to plan an in-person conference or a virtual conference for July 2021. If the Board chooses to move forward with an in-person conference, twins who have pre-registered for the conference will receive priority registration for hotel rooms before the hotel block is open to remaining TTSGI members, the Facebook group, and the general public. If the Board chooses to move forward with a virtual conference in lieu of an in-person conference, all pre-registrations will automatically be applied to the 2022 conference, but all pre-registrants will again be given an opportunity to request a refund.
In the meantime, the Board has decided to move forward with planning quarterly virtual programs, which will be free of charge to all TTSGI paid members. In addition, Regional Coordinators will continue to host virtual regional gatherings and other specialized virtual gatherings throughout 2021. In the last year, in addition to virtual regional gatherings, TTSGI has hosted specialized virtual gatherings for twins who have lost their twin early in life and twins who have lost their twin by suicide. TTSGI has also hosted virtual gatherings for male twins to bond and get connected. While there is typically no charge for these gatherings, TTSGI paid membership is often required to participate. More details on upcoming virtual programming and gatherings will be forthcoming.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all navigate these uncharted waters. Please know that as a community of healing, we will get through this challenging time together.
Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Michelle, Executive Director, at: email@example.com