The ACOR Board of Directors has announced that the 9th American Conference on Oriental Rugs (ACOR 9), scheduled for April 30 to May 3, 2009, in St Louis, MO USA, has been postponed to a later year.
Board President Sharon Fenlon explained: “While we deplore this decision immensely, it became apparent in early January that incoming registrations for both conferees and dealers’ fair participants were falling so short of their predetermined targets that ACOR could run the risk of not meeting its contractual agreements with its vendors, making this postponement inevitable. For those who have already registered to attend ACOR 9, we sincerely regret any inconvenience this might cause.”
“Despite careful fiscal management on our part,” Ms. Fenlon added, “prevailing market conditions have forced ACOR to join the wide ranks of volunteer-run, non-profit organizations severely affected by the complications of today’s economic slowdown. However please know that ACOR is fully committed to sustaining the viability of its future conferences, and we look forward to announcing the next conference at such time as an economic turnaround makes the prospect feasible.”
ACOR is assuring those already registered that it will fully reimburse all registration fee and/or dealer fees, hotel room payments and any other prepaid ACOR charges either by check or credit card refund by March 1 if not before. Questions regarding reimbursement can be addressed to Annie Linville Grinstead at [email protected]
Jozan Magazine 21 January 2009 – rev. 28 January 2009