HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The rescheduled Clemson University 2020 Global Tire Conference is off.
The annual gathering in Hilton Head previously was postponed until Sept. 1-3, but now has been completely scrapped "after careful consultation with our conference partners regarding the health and safety of our conference staff, speakers, and attendees," wrote Nan Johnston, director for the Clemson Center for Corporate Learning, in a letter to participants.
Organizers will contact participants regarding "full refunds depending on your payment status," the letter states. "We did consider having an online virtual option, but felt that the unique quality of the conference lies in the face to face meetings and networking."
This year's conference originally was scheduled for April 28-30 before being rescheduled for September and then later canceled.
Current plans are to hold the 2021 version of the conference in April. Conference organizers are holding off on scheduling specific dates for next year's gathering. They will see what happens with COVID-19 later this year before finalizing those details.