|April 23, 2020 - It is with thoughtful reluctance and much sadness that the PSA Executive Committee has made a decision to cancel the planned Photo Festival in Colorado Springs in September. This was a very difficult decision to make, knowing that the 2020 Photo Festival is highly valued and anticipated; but paramount to the decision was putting the health, safety, and peace of mind of our membership first. In the absence of a vaccine, our gathering, especially with many members in the high-risk category, would simply be accepting too much risk for all of us. Many other organizations, including the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), have cancelled all their 2020 planned gatherings and events until more is learned about the virus and the pandemic.
Several of you have already registered, we have not billed your credit cards and had planned not to do so before July 1st. The PSA registrations will be cancelled without any fees being incurred and we will take care of that for you. You will need to cancel your hotel reservation and that can be done through the confirmation email you received from the hotel at no charge. Hopefully, a vaccine and mitigation will enable a safe, healthy environment for our Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota in 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
PSA continues to be a leader in the photographic world and this in no means diminishes the service we provide for our members.