The
Evidence-Based
School Counseling
Conference
COVID-19 Conference Update
In recent days, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased, and in light of news reports related to attendees at other conferences unwittingly spreading COVID-19 upon their return home, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the EBSCC March 20-21, as well as the Research Day preceding EBSCC on March 19. The health and safety of our attendees, as well as the students, faculty, and staff at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), are our highest priority.

As regular attendees of EBSCC know, the conference is a grass roots movement that is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by registration fees. Unfortunately, the fact that we are unaffiliated with any professional association, and receive no sponsorship or exhibit hall funds to protect the trustworthiness of content at the conference, impacts our ability to offer full refunds for attendee registration. As a result of needing to cover costs associated with planning for the conference, we are able to offer the following three registration postponement or refund options:

  1. Move your conference registration to EBSCC 2021 at The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH at 100% of the registration cost (March 14-15, with Research Day preceding it on March 13).
  2. Move your conference registration to EBSCC 2022 at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), at 100% of the registration cost, dates to be announced at a later date.
  3. Receive a 75% refund of your registration fees per ticket (e.g. some attendees paid for a Research Day ticket and a Conference ticket – both would be reimbursed at 75%). Unfortunately, Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable. Contact Eventbrite directly with inquiries regarding their fees.
All registered attendees should have recieved a email on Monday, March 9th with a link to a survey that attendees can respond to with their prefered refund option. Please email ebsccinfo@gmail.com if you did not receive an email and are currently a registered attendee at the 2020 conference.

The mission of the EBSCC is to provide school counselors and educational stakeholders with professional development in effective cutting-edge school counseling program components and interventions that can create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. We appreciate all the work that presenters did in preparing their proposal submissions and presentations to fulfill this mission. Your work is much appreciated. More information about the possibility of moving your presentation to EBSCC 2021 at OSU will be forthcoming.

This has been a tremendously difficult decision and we appreciate your patience throughout this process. We will email out any additional updates to all attendees and post updates to our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email at EBSCCinfo@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of EBSCC. We pride ourselves on being a place at which attendees find “their people” and we value each of you.