The WBA has unfortunately made a difficult decision regarding our
2021 Annual Conference. With the COVID situation in Hawaii
rapidly getting worse, we regretfully had to cancel our 2021
Annual Conference. With the social gathering restrictions
tightening in the state of Hawaii, the hotel was very concerned
that they would not be able to successfully accommodate us given
the reconfigurations we would need to do for our meeting space
and meal function locations. We are very disappointed we will not
be able to host this event, but believe it is the best course of
action to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
Please note that the hotel will be reaching out to all registered
guests and cancelling all reservations in our room block, without
any penalty. There is no need for you to directly call the hotel.
The hotel has also informed us that if you wish to still visit
the island and stay at the hotel property during our event
timeframe, they will honor the group rate we had secured. Again,
please note the hotel will be automatically processing
cancellations and refunding any deposits you may have paid.
Please also be advised that a refund will automatically be
processed for your conference registration fee – there is no
action that you need to take. If you are a sponsor or exhibitor,
we will also be processing your refund for this event. Please
allow up to 10 business days for the refund to process.
We sincerely appreciate your support of the WBA and this
conference, and wish the outcome could have been different.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly if you have