For the past 10 years, CircleCityCon has been a conference many in the community have looked forward to. We have featured hundreds of speakers and trainers, educated hundreds of students, and enjoyed the company of thousands of attendees. This year, however, we will have to call it our last.
There’s no doubt the world of conferencing was forever changed by the COVID pandemic. We went remote for 2020 and 2021, and believed when we returned in person in 2022, that we would have a promising turnout. The hope was that the turnout would show that people were ready to come back to the world of in person events. Unfortunately, lack of turnout and sponsorship interest nearly ended the conference in 2022.
We were able to pull together enough funds to satisfy obligations in 2022, and believed 2023 would be a better year. However, inflation and rising costs have hit not just the industry, but also our attendee’s ability to travel and come to conferences as well.
This year, we simply do not have sufficient funds to cover the conference. It is because of these circumstances, that we have no other choice but to dissolve C3 Conferences Inc., and cancel the in person event scheduled for June 23-25, 2023.
We understand that this will break the hearts of our volunteers, staff, and attendees, who have been with us over the years, or perhaps looked forward to their first CircleCityCon. We cannot express how sorry we are that it’s come to this.
Though we cannot be in person, we will have a virtual event to celebrate a final year, present talks you were excited to see, and put on a show that will hopefully be remembered for years to come.
Stay tuned for more information about the virtual conference. We hope to see you there!
C3 Conferences INC Board of Directors