March 13, 2020
We regret to inform our participants, moderators, speakers, and distinguished guests that, due to an abundance of caution and the safety of everyone involved, we will be postponing our March 2020 C-CHANGE Conference on Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation. Although the risk is relatively low in Iowa, we want to assist efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, versus create situations for further potential transmission.
We are working with the conference venue to find a different set of dates later this year, when we know it is safe for everyone to travel and participate without fear of potential exposure. This decision did not come lightly: we consulted with our conference planning team along with the leadership at Iowa State University before making this determination. With all things considered, we decided it would be better to postpone the conference.
The goal of this conference is to bring key stakeholders together to work on ways to better agriculture supply chains, biogas infrastructure across the country, and create opportunities for potential collaboration on these topics. We want this conference to be an incredible opportunity for networking, collaboration, and innovation, and we want to ensure every voice is at the table. However, due to COVID-19, we are not able to meet the goal of bringing key stakeholders together at this time.
Refunds will be issued to all participants who have registered for the conference. The only way the university can issue a refund is to mail a check for the amount paid back to the address on file.
Please contact the Hilton Des Moines Downtown directly for refunds on hotel reservation.
We will be in direct contact with the conference sponsors.
We look forward to rescheduling and reopening registration in the future.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for the C-CHANGE Conference,
Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University
Bob Riley, Riley Resources Group
Bryan Sievers, AgriReNew, Glenora Feed Yard, and Sievers Family Farms
Emily Heaton, Iowa State University
Rudi Roeslein, Roeslein and Associates and Roeslein Alternative Energy
Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
Shelly Peterson, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Tom Richard, Penn State University