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Announcement: Cancellation of FLC 2013 National Meeting

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February 15, 2013

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Announcement: Cancellation of FLC 2013 National Meeting

To the Technology Transfer Community:

Due to the current fiscal constraints our government faces, ranging from moratoriums on non-mission-critical travel to potential furloughs of civilian employees, we have made the difficult, but fiscally responsible decision, to cancel the 2013 national meeting, Reaching New Heights With Technology Transfer, which was scheduled to be held April 23-25 in Westminster, CO. Our Executive Board did not make this decision lightly; however, they believed it was the most prudent course to take considering the uncertainty of how our laboratories and personnel may be affected by ongoing budgetary issues. In addition, the potential sequester has caused all of our agencies to examine their financial obligations, including attendance at conferences such as the FLC national meeting.

We take our mission to support and foster federal technology transfer with the highest level of commitment. We believe our efforts for this year are better directed to creating programs in which all our members are able to participate. The FLC will be working to produce alternative methods that will fill the gap in terms of training, networking, facilitating collaboration with industry, and recognition of outstanding technology transfer achievements. Given the current fiscal environment, we will utilize the virtual world to deliver to you the highest quality training and networking opportunities. Please watch our website, www.federallabs.org, for more information, and contact us if you have suggestions for ways we could improve our networking, collaboration, or training processes.

Please also note the following:

  • All registered attendees, supporters, and exhibitors will receive a full refund or a credit on their credit card statement.
  • All meeting attendees are responsible for canceling their own travel arrangements (e.g., flight, hotel reservations, etc.).

Elections for Executive Board members will proceed on schedule using electronic voting. More information will follow.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the FLC during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please contact me at baharm@mail.nih.gov or the Management Support Office.

 

 

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