As you know, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With this decision, there are a lot of questions. While a number of decisions on specifics (dates, processes, etc.) still need to be made, we are providing the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) as initial guidance. We will update these on the Convention website as additional decisions are made – so much more to come on this.

How does the change in dates and location affect the important dates and deadlines, such as for submitting resolutions and completing proxies?

We are currently working on updating the important dates and will be posting these on the Convention website as soon as they are finalized.

I’ve already reserved my room at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. What do I need to do to cancel?

Call the Swan and Dolphin at (407) 934-4000 (main number) or (888) 828-8850 (reservations) to cancel your room reservations.

When will room reservations be accepted at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and what is the room rate?

We are currently working with the hotel on these and many other details. Once we have those finalized, we will publish that information. It’s best if you hold off on making your reservation until we have our room rates/block set so you get our negotiated rate. If you reserve now, there’s no guarantee the hotel will give you the rate we negotiate.

I am already registered as a delegate or alternate – is there anything I need to do now that the dates and location have changed?

If you have completed your registration, no further action is needed. We will honor that registration on the new dates. We will also provide you with additional information on the hotels as it becomes available.

I’ve already registered for the 2020 Convention, but I won’t be able to attend on the rescheduled dates. How do I get a refund?

We will be emailing all registered delegates and alternates with instructions to email [email protected] or [email protected] to request refunds if they aren’t able to attend on the rescheduled dates.

Our local has started the credentialing process but has not finished it – will we need to start over?

We have closed the registration process for now, but you will be able to pick up where you left off and make any needed changes once registration opens back up.

When will credentials and registration reopen?

Please check back. We are currently working through the details. We will provide more information soon.

What will the new agenda be and when will committees meet?

The Executive Board voted to make this a business-oriented type convention to include at least one day of optional training for affiliates. So, we are currently developing the schedule for the new dates based on that directive and will provide those details as soon as they are ready. The Board is meeting in June, so that may be where many of these decisions get finalized.

Will there be separate registrations for Convention and ALTS?

Again, that still has to be determined. We will let you know.

What happens to my sponsorship for the host local program book?

The host local committee will contact locals that provided sponsorships directly regarding their Convention program book.