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2020 CEPI and Silicon Valley NASPP Symposium

March 24, 2020

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

A note from the CEP Institute's Senior Director regarding the cancellation of this year's Symposium:

I regret to inform you that the Certified Equity Professional Institute has decided to cancel the 2020 CEPI and Silicon Valley NASPP Symposium scheduled for March 24th. We agonized over this decision and received input from Symposium registrants, CEP Institute Advisory Board members, Silicon Valley NASPP chapter members, sponsors, and Santa Clara University staff, but ultimately this was the right decision in light of the coronavirus crisis, particularly in Santa Clara County, where we have 14 confirmed cases. Our county Public Health Department officials declared yesterday that those over age 50 or with medical conditions should avoid large gatherings and thus we have decided to prioritize the health of our community over our desire to see our equity compensation friends later this month. 

We had an amazing agenda scheduled for the Symposium, with 23 fantastic presentations from industry experts, and we will be exploring options for recording at least some of those presentations to make them available to our equity compensation community. 

I would like to thank my team in the Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara University, the Silicon Valley NASPP chapter, speakers, board members, and everyone else who had been working on the Symposium for months and months. We will be processing registration and sponsorship refunds over the next few days and will bring back the Symposium next year. Thank you for your support and understanding of this completely unanticipated situation.

Take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Alex Florea