2020 TAHN Training Conference Update

I hope this letter finds you safe and well.  The short answer to the question that has been on everyone’s mind is, yes, the 2020 Texas Association of Hostage Negotiator’s Annual Training Conference is still on. At this point, many things are beyond our control. The Board is working with the Hotel and the city of Austin concerning guidelines for hosting this Training conference.  Just like the rest of us, we are developing this Training Conference in uncharted waters.  The Board is committed to hosting the 2020 Training Conference and baring a state-mandated conference closure or a new stay-at-home order. We will have this Training Conference.
The Board wants to ensure everyone we will follow the social distancing protocols during the Training Conference.  We will conduct our Training Conference in a way that will ensure the safety of all our TAHN Members, Guests, Presenters, and Board Members.  Also, security measures will be in place to ensure the Training Conference will not be interrupted by outside sources. 
All those registered for the 2020 Training Conference will be notified in the event it is canceled.  The Hotel has ensured that they will work with us if there are any last-minute changes.
John Vance
TAHN President