It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s AIFD® National Symposium, “Vision,” in Chicago (due to take place July 2-7).

There are still many things to be discussed and coordinated, and we thank you for your patience as we navigate through these uncharted territories together. Here is what we know so far:

General Symposium Registrants & Exhibitors: You will be refunded in full within the next 2-3 weeks. You should cancel your hotel rooms and flights. Most of the airlines are working with everyone in waiving cancellation fees and/or allowing for a refund. Please reach out to your airline for help.

PFDE® Registrants:You will be refunded in full within the next 2-3 weeks. You will receive a complimentary Candidate or CFD® membership year through June 30, 2021, depending on your current status. If you have already taken the online test, you do not need to re-take the test should you decide to sign up for the PFDE® in the future.

2020 Inductees:This is still your year! We have several ideas in mind to ensure that you are still celebrated as 2020 Inductees this summer. In addition, we plan to have a 2020 Induction Ceremony at the 2021 National Symposium in Washington, D.C.! More details will come soon.

2020-2021 Elite Partners:You will be refunded in full within the next 2-3 weeks. We have several promises we want to make to you to support your partnership with AIFD® over the next year. More details will come soon.

Membership & Leadership MeetingsPlans will still be made to hold the summer National Board meeting and elections, as well as the Annual Membership Meeting, Chapter Board/Membership Meetings, and more. We will share these details as they are finalized.

Committed to Serving the Industry
We have tried to make the best decision for the industry and we are so thankful for the support that has already been shown to us. This is precisely why we have thought long and hard over the past few weeks, consulting in depth with partners and stakeholders across the industry before making this announcement. Our strapline “Proud to be AIFD®” has never felt truer, nor more important.


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720 S. Michigan Ave.
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Hilton Reservation: 855-786-4716




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