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SHARE Virtual FAQ

Why has SHARE made the decision to go virtual? 

On Friday, May 8, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Boston will not hold 10+ person events through Labor Day 2020 (see announcement here). This means that convening in person for SHARE Boston, as previously planned, will not be possible. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person, we respect the Mayor's prioritization of health and safety during these uncertain times.

In an effort to continue to pride our association on education, networking and influence, we are excited to announce that SHARE is going virtual! This will be an incredible, first-of-its-kind experience, and we assure you that the opportunities to learn and network with peers and partners that you've come to love about SHARE events will be present and fulfilling all the same.

Can I register for the SHARE virtual event?

Registration information for the SHARE virtual event will be coming shortly. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. The SHARE virtual event is scheduled to kick off in August with specific dates to be announced soon. 

What should I do about my hotel and travel arrangements?

If you have booked your hotel room within the SHARE room block at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, your reservation will automatically be cancelled. If you booked your hotel on your own or through a third-party, please call the hotel to make your cancellation. 

You will need to contact your air carrier to cancel your trip. All air carriers have policies around cancellation of travel plans due to COVID-19, but you should be able to obtain a refund or travel credit for paid airfare. 

What if I submitted a session proposal for SHARE Boston? How will sessions work moving to a virtual platform?

All speakers will be notified of their session(s) status in the coming weeks when the new agenda has been finalized. More details regarding virtual presenting are forthcoming.

Who can I contact with questions about the cancellation of the Boston event?

We know you will have questions and concerns beyond the scope of what we're able to provide at this time. Our team is closely monitoring the situation and working hard to bring you full disclosure and up-to-date information. As we pivot to our virtual event, we will continue to communicate with the SHARE community to ensure your happiness as a participant in our virtual event.

How will sponsorships, partnerships, and exhibitions be affected?

Each exhibitor and sponsor will be contacted by our sales team in regards to your partnership for the 2020 SHARE Virtual event. Questions can be directed to SHAREShowMgmt@SHARE.org. We appreciate your support and patience during this time.