The boards of WMIA and WMMA have decided to cancel the 2020 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC), scheduled for early May in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

“This wasn't a decision made in haste, but in light of the concerns and uncertainties related to the coronavirus, and the restrictions currently being imposed on large gatherings and, in some cases, travel, this was the best decision,” the associations said in a statement.

Wild Dunes Resort will cancel all hotel reservations made within the WIC room block within the next 24 to 48 hours, so attendees will not have to take care of that themselves.

The association will issue refunds within the next two weeks to all those who registered. (For those who paid by credit card in the last 30 days, they can refund through the group’s registration system; everyone else will receive a refund check).

Those in the industry are asked to mark their calendars for WIC 2021, which will be held April 20-23, 2021, at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.

The statement was made by Larry Hoffer, WMIA president and CEO, and Fred Stringfellow, WMMA CEO.

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