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Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, CWA must postpone the WORKCON 2020 conference due to public health guidance, institutional and state travel restrictions. Following the announcement of the postponement of the in-person WORKCON 2020 conference, CWA is sharing important details for attendees:

Why was CWA’s 2020 Annual WORKCON conference postponed?

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. On March 4, 2020, the Governor of California declared a state of emergency and recommended the cancellation of gatherings of 250 or more people across the entire state.

Will WORKCON 2020 be rescheduled?

Yes. CWA is working diligently to reschedule the conference and convert to format to virtual. The conference will be refocused to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates have been scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – Friday, June 26, 2020.

Will WORKCON 2020 be held in a virtual format? Will the conference address COVID-19’s effect on the economy and California’s Workforce?

Yes. We are exploring alternate virtual programs to bring the conference online. We will work to ensure the most seamless transition as possible.

WORKCON 2020 will have an updated focus to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information will be shared over the coming weeks about potential opportunities to present, sponsor, and exhibit.

All submitted workshop proposals to WORKCON 2020 received an email from CWA ( on March 13, 2020. If you are a speaker/presenter and did not receive this message, please contact Matt Hidalgo, at CWA at

Will my registration be refunded?

CWA will move your conference registration to the WORKCON 2020 – A Virtual Response! conference online On June 24-26, 2020. If you were registered for WORKCON 2020 in Palm Springs, an email describing this process should have been received.  If you have further questions, please contact Monica Sobala at

How do I cancel my hotel room reservation?

If you booked a hotel reservation with the Renaissance Palm Springs, you need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

Will attendees/speakers be refunded for airline/train tickets?

No, we will not refund individual airline/train ticket costs. Please contact your airline/train station directly regarding ticket cancellations.

I am a Sponsor/Exhibitor, and will my fee be refunded or credited to a future CWA Meeting?

CWA will move your Sponsor/Exhibitor support to WORKCON 2020 – A Virtual Response! An email describing this process should have been received.  If you have further questions about your WORKCON 2020 Sponsorship/Exhibitor please contact Matt Hidalgo, at CWA at,

Are all ancillary events associated with CWA 2020 canceled as well?

CWA will comply with California State regulations and cancel all in person events through May 2020. As of now, Meeting of the Minds 2020 in Monterey is still scheduled to occur September 8-10, 2020 at the Monterey Marriott. The CWA will continue to keep you updated as further details are confirmed related to the cancellation additional in-person 2020 meetings. Anyone with urgent and immediate concerns should email Again, we thank you for your patience as we work through confirming the important details you need to know.




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