The annual AVPN Conference will be going online only this year owing to COVID-19, announced the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network.
‘While the world remains shaken and confined due to the unprecedented global pandemic, we at AVPN feel that it is more important than ever to take collective action, reinforce our connection to one another (albeit virtually) and share stories of inspiration and innovation that we can all learn from. With that in mind, we are taking our 2020 Conference fully online for the first time ever,’ the AVPN team wrote in a statement.
The conference will take place from 8-12 June 2020 and will be made up of a series of live and pre-recorded sessions. It will explore themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition, and health, with a special segment on COVID-19 that highlight best practices from early actors who have made a difference in these past months.
Registration will open the week of 6 April.
For delegates who already purchased their tickets to the 2020 conference, originally planned to be held in Singapore, AVPN will provide the option of a full refund or a partial refund with the remaining balance going toward the cost of the virtual conference.