The 2020 Midwest Pen Gathering has been cancelled.
You are responsible for cancelling your hotel room.
As a board we always look forward to the MPG. Not only for exceptional education we get from our demonstrators or the cool new things we get from our vendors and door prize donations – we look forward to the MPG for the social event. Meeting new friends, seeing people we only see once a year but talk to all year via technology, exchanging of ideas, staying up all night as if we were teenagers, and just a few laughs. So it is very disappointing that we needed to do this – but we know everyone understands. We sincerely hope that when the days roll around in April we will feel we missed out because the virus is gone and we could be socializing rather than our current state of staying apart from one another. From the entire Chicago IAP chapter and our many volunteers we wish you - our extended family - the same wellness and health as we do to our immediate families.
Please be patient with the refunds remember we are all volunteers. Over the course of the next 7 – 10 days we will be refunding your registrations in batches.
But there is a shining light over the horizon. At this year's event we were going to announce a new venue for 2021. Located only 15 minutes from the current location, next year we will be in Hoffman Estates at the Marriott. The dates are already set – April 23 and 24, 2021. The new venue is bigger. We will have room for unlimited vendors. Unlimited hotel rooms (and an even better rate). And bigger conference rooms. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Chicago MPG Team