Important WMC Update

With the direction and support from our leadership team and board of directors, TCIA has come to the difficult decision not to hold Winter Management Conference in 2021.

We have carefully considered the following factors:

  • Safety - our biggest concern. We will always choose safety over expediency or convenience. With the uncertainty involved with COVID-19 mitigation in the form of a vaccine or consistent levels of treatment, the CDC recommends limiting non-essential travel.
  • Travel - Effective Oct. 28, 2020 the travel protocols from Barbados maintain that travelers from the U.S. are high-risk. This means that there is restricted access outside of the Hilton property within 6 – 8 days of arrival, with multiple tests needed before and during travel.
  • Quality - TCIA stands for quality programming. WMC is known for its world-class education, in person networking, and premier events. While we look forward to a time when we can come together as an industry, we do not want to create an event that doesn't meet our high standards for you, our attendees.

WMC is always a highlight of the year, and like you, we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person. Our next WMC is scheduled at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Jan. 30 – Feb 3, 2022. We believe WMC will emerge stronger than ever and we will have a lot to talk about the next time we see each other!

Anyone who has booked a room should reach out to the hotel either to cancel or confirm that they will keep their reservation. All cancellations are to be made via Reservations.Barbados@hilton.com or by calling 246-426-0200. The hotel has worked diligently with TCIA and can process your cancellation and refund any deposit monies paid in full. Should persons wish to keep their reservation and continue to stay at the Hilton Barbados next February 2021, they will honor the existing rates.

On an upbeat note: We hope that you will check out our new signature virtual event, the TCI Virtual Summit, Jan 13 – 15, 2021. This experience will raise the bar even higher in advancing tree care businesses and the industry. Please stay tuned for updates via Summit.TCIA.org, email, social and through our TCIA App.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at membership@tcia.org or call us at 800-733-2622.