Monday, June 8, 2020

Detour Ahead: SLIG 2021

While ramping up to announce final course details, preparing for the opening of registration, and sketching out themes and special events, SLIG has also been proceeding with caution . . . carefully reviewing and outlining options A through Z as it relates to what a January institute would need to look like in order to ensure the safety and health of all – faculty, students, committee, and guests alike.
Many of you have interacted with us in social media and are aware of the challenges that meeting groups face during times of uncertainty. It may not be "impossible" to hold a meeting, but it may be impractical and unwise. Unfortunately, contracts don't allow cancellation for "wisdom."
With that background in mind, and with joint concern for the welfare of those we serve, SLIG and the Hilton have been able to reach terms agreeable to both parties relating to the cancellation of our contract for 2021. We will return to the Hilton SLC Center in January 2022.
SLIG 2021 will be held in a virtual format! 
We can now focus on “Option V” for Virtual. And with time in our pocket, we could have some fun with the design.
We are presently working with course coordinators to ensure we can meet their needs in this transition. We will likely survey past students to see what services are most important to create a positive educational experience. And all of this will take some time.
Which means: 
Detour ahead. 
         Possible "road" construction. 
                  Definite patience required. 

The previously-announced changes in dates/deadlines still apply: scholarship applications are due July 1, 2020; SLIG and Academy will open registration on August 8, 2020.  
Please stand by for additional instructions and announcements.

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