February 4, 2021
As members of the emergency management community, it is our shared responsibility to model the behavior of our citizens in the fight against COVID. As such, we cannot in good faith, plan and conduct a large gathering at this time and take resources away from those agencies fighting to eradicate the COVID pandemic. We will not be offering a virtual conference.
After careful consideration and many discussions with our Board of Directors and emergency management leadership, the 2021 Governor’s Hurricane Conference has been canceled this year. It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one in order for our Florida emergency leaders to concentrate on COVID and the vaccination efforts throughout the State of Florida. Travel restrictions also put in place, made the event impossible to conduct in a manner that meets our high quality standards. We strive to make the conference a great learning and networking experience for all, and unfortunately the continuing COVID conditions are preventing us from doing that.
We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event, however, we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today. In accordance with our 2021 Theme, “Stronger Together”, we will continue to stand strong and help Florida with the recovery process.
We hope to see everyone in person in 2022 in West Palm Beach!
September 11, 2020
As the Governor’s Hurricane Conference Planning Committees are gearing up for the 2021 conference, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will continue to assess and monitor the virus on a month-to-month basis. Based on the conditions in 2021, the GHC will determine if it’s necessary to reduce the number of attendees in order to keep everyone safe.
We are committed to following all CDC Guidelines, State and local emergency orders during the conference. We hope you will join us and look forward to welcoming you.
Please see the Palm Beach County Convention Center’s COVID Guidelines: View Guidelines
March 26, 2020
On behalf of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference Board of Directors, we would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. The COVID-19 threat has made it impossible to safely hold the 2020 Governor’s Hurricane Conference May 17-22.
March 19, 2020
The GHC will be making a decision within the next week regarding the 2020 conference scheduled in May. These are unfortunate circumstances and the last thing we want to do is cancel. However, the health and safety of our attendees and the public will take priority. If the decision is to cancel, registered attendees do not need to request a refund. All registered attendees will receive a refund. We simply ask for your patience during this time.
We will keep everyone posted as soon as a decision has been reached.
March 17, 2020
The GHC continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19. As information is updated daily, we will continue to make our attendees health and safety our top priority. Any decision will not be made lightly nor in haste. We will continue to keep our GHC family updated throughout the decision making.
March 10, 2020
The 2020 Governor’s Hurricane Conference will take place as scheduled! The Board of Directors and GHC staff are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19. We are working closely with our hotels and venues to ensure appropriate cleaning and sanitizing services are met based on the CDC guidelines. The GHC will continue to keep you updated and informed throughout this process.