Over the past few weeks, the United Scientific Group(Nonprofit Organization, 501(C) 3)and BEIS-2020 committee members have been monitoring worldwide developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
With many countries and regions recommending self-quarantine and many institutions strongly advising staff, faculty and students to restrict travel, as part of our efforts to prevent the spread of infection, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone BEIS-2020 scheduled from July 20-22, 2020 to April 19-21, 2021.
Why it is important:
The safety and well-being of our attendees, staff and community continue to be at the forefront of our minds. After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around COVID-19, and in alignment with the best practices laid out by the CDC, WHO and other relevant entities, wehave taken decision to postpone the event.
What happens to your registration?
Your registration and accommodation will be automatically transferred to the new date, so we very much hope that we will see you in April 19-21, 2021. The original program of the conference will be same as much as possible. Thus, we encourage you to keep your registration, accommodation and presentations, and only reschedule your travel arrangements accordingly.
If the new dates does not fit your schedule:
If for any reason you will not be able to attend the conference in these new dates, you have two options:
You can swap with a colleague
You can cancel your registration
Swap with a colleague – If you cannot attend, you can transfer your participation to one of your colleagues who would like to join BEIS-2021.
Cancel my registration – You can cancel your registration and get a full refund of the registration fee less the $150 towards bank processing and cancellation charges.
When will you receive your refund?
Currently, we are experiencing a significant financial setbackoutside our reasonable control due to unrecoverable costs such as cancellation fees levied by the venues / hotels, logistics (rents, paychecks, pre-booked costs and advances) and loss in conference revenue. Due to the high volume of cancellation requests, please allow us 90-120 days to process your refunds. Once your refund has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation. It can then take up to 7 business days for your refund to be reflected on your credit card statement.
Your funds will be returned via the same method you paid for your registration.
If you paid by check/bank transfer/wire, please allow up to 120 days for a refund as we manage the large numbers of refunds (charges applicable if any).
Support our Non-Profit Organization:
In this crisis, many of our registered attendees have expressed a desire to donate their registration fees to the USG-United Scientific Group (Nonprofit Organization, 501(C) 3) in lieu of receiving a refund. We greatly appreciate such generosity and support. If you are interested in donating your registration fee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org