Organisers write that the next show is postponed because of the continued prevalence of COVID-19 and until the situation is deemed safe.
TEKDiveUSA is a biennial advanced and technical diving conference comprising three elements; an exhibition, a conference and a gala awards dinner.
We kick things off with a Friday night BBQ. The ‘show and tell’ will have over 35 international technical diving companies with opportunities to talk directly with manufacturers. Exciting talks and useful workshops will cover many aspects of advanced and technical diving including wreck, cave and diving physiology, technique, safety, technological advancement and imaging. Leading speakers from around the globe will be in attendance to speak at TEKDiveUSA. The Gala Awards dinner is the night where we celebrate success, catch up with old friends and make new contacts.
Message from the organisers:
TEKDiveUSA has been monitoring the evolving situation on coronavirus both in the U.S. and around the globe. Due to the public health emergency we are currently facing, we believe that it is not possible to move forward with TEKDiveUSA.2020 as planned.
In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders and in consultation with partners throughout the technical diving industry, as well as local and federal health agencies we have decided not to move forward with the TEKDiveUSA.2020 Conference in April. We are currently considering a number of potential alternatives to create the best possible experience for our community. Our intention at this time is to reschedule the Conference. All exhibition spaces, sponsorships, attendee tickets will be honored at the rescheduled Conference.
We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of rescheduling our Conference. We will keep you updated as soon as possible so please stay tuned for more details.
This was not an easy decision. Fortunately, we did not have to make this decision alone, and are grateful to our community for engaging with us as we grappled with the rapidly-evolving situation. This Conference is as much yours as it is ours, and it is important to us that we move forward together.
TEKDiveUSA strives to provide superior value and the best possible experience for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees. We knew that if we could not deliver on those expectations, we would not move forward. More importantly, keeping the community safe and healthy is TEKDiveUSA’s highest priority; therefore, we are deferring to the developing consensus from public health authorities on the challenges posed by coronavirus.
We are still weighing the best potential path forward, and we ask you for your patience as we do so. We are committed to exploring all possible alternatives so that we can provide a productive setting where the industry can engage with the latest technology, hear from industry thought leaders and make the game-changing connections that drive our industry forward.
I want to stress that despite our disappointment at how this year’s Conference has been impacted by global public health concerns, we are more excited than ever about the future of TEKDiveUSA and our relationship with you.
We are grateful for each and every member of our Conference community. It is your passion for the industry that makes TEKDiveUSA a success, and it is that same passion that will drive us into the future as we look ahead to new possibilities later this year and beyond.