DELAWARE ACADEMY OF VETERINARY
DV Academy 2021 Ė 2022 Program: Fall Seminars will be Webinars Only!
The DV Academy Board, after lengthy discussion, has unanimously decided that the first three seminars of our 2020-2021 will be webinars only on September 22, 2021, October 13, 2021, and November 10, 2021. We hope to be able to meet in person for our four Spring seminars in 2022. The board feels that for the safety of its membership, continuity in fees and delivery systems, webinars make the most sense until it is safe for 175+ people to meet indoors.
We will be sending out the program schedule and registration form first by email in mid-June, then by regular snail mail. To help reduce mailing costs, please renew early and take advantage of the $40 early registration discount and no credit card surcharge.
The Academy Board did not make the webinar-delivered seminar decision lightly as it impacts our ability to socially connect with each other, maintain our sponsorship revenues, and generally provide the environment that has made the DV Academy such an enjoyable place to get continuing education. After lengthy discussion regarding fee structure for next year, the decision was made to keep the same registration fees, balancing both the decrease in sponsorship funds with the decreased catering and other costs.
DV Academy dues are also used to pay speaker expenses, support our administrative staff, and pay fees for use of the LuLu Shriner Center; the board feels it is important to continue to support our vendors and administrative team during the unusual year ahead. The fee for 2021-2022 will be $299 early bird and $339 after August 23 (Technicians: $120 / $145). There will be no credit card surcharge fee.
The board will continue to evaluate the virus situation as we look forward to the time when we will once again be able to meet as a large group. In January 2022, the board will meet to discuss and confirm our plans to meet in person at the LuLu Center, or, to continue to meet by webinar. This decision will be made after considering the situation from all perspectives. We are investigating the possibility of simulcasting our seminars when we resume meeting in person to make seminars also available to individuals virtually. Thank you for your understanding.