It's important that we take COVID-19 seriously, while at the same time remaining level-headed. We have important work to do over the next few months and we are committed to ensuring these vital tasks can be carried out in the most responsible manner possible. ” - Michael McCray, Esq.

— Managing Director, Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival

As the world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, our hearts go out to all who have been affected. In light of the rapidly unfolding events of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to update you on the 2020 Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival as we take the health and safety of our participants very seriously. You have no doubt heard of the growing concern around COVID-19 and the impact it is having on events across the country. Major events have been impacted including sporting events and cultural festivals. We have been monitoring the situation and its impact on travel and meetings and we have decided that the best thing to do in consideration of our attendees health and well-being is to postpone the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. 

As of today, ACORN 8 will continue to plan the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival for 2020. However, we are scheduling an online conference and film festival during the week of July 30th to celebrate National Whistleblower Day, and tentatively scheduling a live event the week of December 10th recognizing Global Human Rights Day. The safety of our participants is of utmost importance and is a priority for the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. As changes occur, we will keep you aware of any changes to our plans. 

ACORN 8 and the Whistleblower Summit are taking the COVID-19 health emergency seriously. We are monitoring the recommendations from, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization and local public health departments. As always, the health and safety of our members, volunteers and guests are of the highest priority. We also want to play a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work tirelessly to contain the virus.

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Everyone needs to do their part by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended preventive actions to help prevent the virus from spreading. We will continue to provide information regarding our progress toward the 2020 event via email and/or the Whistleblower Summit website. 

Michael McCray, Managing Director 
Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival 

Marcel Reid, Festival Director 
Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival