SAME continues to assess our ability to successfully execute the 2020 JETC in Washington, D.C., given the current environment and uncertainly that we face as our nation works together to contain the spread of COVID-19. We realize a lot of planning is required for an event like this among all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, and therefore we are dedicated to making a decision early enough to allow adequate time for everyone involved to prepare.
By April 15, we will make a final decision on how to proceed for JETC as it is currently scheduled. In addition, working with the Society's National Leadership Team, we are evaluating many other options if the circumstances prevent JETC from being held as planned, such as rescheduling to a later date, modifying the event, blending with another already scheduled event, or going virtual. Given the unprecedented nature of this scenario, once a decision is made and communicated, individuals and companies can decide whether they would like to participate in any new event that may be held, or if not, full refunds will be issued.
We appreciate your patience while we go through a thorough process of due diligence and follow all state, local, and federal guidelines and recommendations. We will continue to keep you informed as we all negotiate this fluid environment. If you prefer not to wait on this decision in order to process your cancellation, we are happy to cancel your participation and issue a refund now.
The work that SAME members, partners, and stakeholders do is vital to national security, and building relationships and trust through their interactions in the Society has been a critical part of how they do it for 100 years. While right now the focus must be on containing the spread of coronavirus, we look forward to being able to come back together when the time is right, celebrate our Centennial with those who have built SAME's legacy of service, and kick off our second century of impact to our nation, and our profession.
Join Us for the 2020 JETC in Washington, DC!
The 2020 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is headed to Washington, DC May 27-29. Join your colleagues from across the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community for three days of education, training and networking opportunities. And as SAME's Annual Meeting, JETC offers numerous awards and recognition activities to celebrate the contributions and excellence of the Society's Posts and members in supporting the SAME mission "to lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges”.
In addition to a robust education and training schedule, the 2020 JETC will feature special events, programs, and ceremonies to honor our 100th Anniversary and most importantly, to showcase the enduring contributions of our members, partners, and stakeholders to national security.
The Exhibit Hall will be the center of activity during the week. Exhibit booths will be complemented by historical enhancements, including engineering achievements over the past century, profiles of SAME’s named awards, and even historic vehicles to symbolize the era of 1920 in which we were formed.
The 2020 JETC will be highlighted with a special presentation of the Golden Eagle Awards, bringing the Academy of Fellows’ distinguished awards into the Society’s Centennial Celebration. Finally, a collection of supporting events and activities will be offered before and during JETC, including tours of area attractions.