COVID-19 Update - A message from MACA President, Lt Glen Mills
As you have all probably anticipated, we have been forced to cancel our 2020 Conference in Plymouth Massachusetts for the week of May 11 to 15
Unfortunately, our current state of emergency in Massachusetts due to COVID-19 concerns will probably not be lifted any time soon.
Even if this ban is lifted by the end of April it would leave us in a position of not being able to obtain enough registrations to run the conference. We are anticipating that social distancing measures could go on for several months and that our member agencies overtime and training budgets will likely be drained and re-allocated. Barring a miracle, there was no foreseeable and realistic path for us to move forward in 2020.
We did discuss rescheduling in the fall but this also seems too risky at this time. We will be running our next conference at the same location during the week of May 10 to 14, 2021.
Our plan at this point is that we will be able to run the exact same conference with nearly the exact same schedule that we had planned for this year in 2021. Dr. Laura Huey and Gordon Graham have already committed to coming back next year! I am telling you that you do not want to miss this.
If you have already registered and paid for 2020 we can credit this to next year's conference or issue a refund to you or your agency.
This was a hard decision for the team who has done so much work up to this point but each day that passes shows that we made the right call. We were all very excited to be at a new conference venue in Plymouth during their 400th Anniversary year. We will now have to wait another whole year for our annual dose of MACA goodness.
I am hoping that next years conference will be a big celebration of all of us getting through this.
Please stay safe and healthy,
About the Conference
The Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts has hosted an annual training conference for the past 22 years, gathering analysts, officers and command staff from across New England and throughout the country for five days of world class training. We have subject matter experts teaching breakout sessions, national leaders in policing giving keynote addresses. This year, we are excited that our conference is moving to a new venue in historic downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. We are also thrilled to partner with NESPIN this year, bringing their top notch training and technical assistance to our attendees.
We invite you to join us.e
Early Registration Discount Before February 11, 2019
Student Rate: $250
New this year: For every 3 paid registrations from an agency, the fourth is free!
Discount is based on the Non-Member rate of $500.
To qualify for the Member Rate, attendee must be a member in good standing, with current dues paid.
To qualify for the Student Rate, attendee must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university who is not employed by a public safety agency.
Tuition includes breakfast Tuesday-Friday, a Welcome Reception Dinner, one lunch, as well as morning coffee and afternoon snack.
Hotel1620 Plymouth Harbor
180 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Rooms have been reserved at a group rate of $139 per night plus tax. Online reservations may be made using the promo code MACA2020.
Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor honors and commemorates the historical significance of our Plymouth Waterfront District location. Now approaching the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage and the founding of the Plymouth Colony, we are committed to the highest level of service and eager to open our doors and hearts to people who will travel from near and far to enjoy our region's great heritage. Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor features a contemporary coastal ambiance with new lobby, guest rooms and banquet facilities. Hotel guests enjoy a higher service standard and many modern conveniences.
Thoughtfully designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience, Hotel 1620 provides spacious, beautifully-appointed Plymouth accommodations in a scenic setting overlooking the bay. Stretch out on a plush bed, enhanced by high-quality linens and down pillows. Enjoy a generous collection of premium amenities, including in-room complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access and HDTV with premium cable programming. With work desks, refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers and handicap-accessible features, our Plymouth hotel rooms provide all the comforts of home, so you can relax in style amid one of the country's loveliest travel destinations.
With a wealth of contemporary services and amenities, Hotel 1620 offers premium convenience for the business and leisure traveler. Take a refreshing dip in our sparkling, oversized pool. Discover the largest lodging and event center in the area, featuring 15,000 square feet of modern event space. With free Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, business center and enchanting restaurant and bar, our Plymouth hotel has everything you need for a comfortable, productive stay amid one of the country's most scenic destinations.
Traveling to Plymouth
Plymouth is located about 45 miles from Logan Airport in Boston, MA. There is a shuttle bus available from Logan Airport to Plymouth via Plymouth & Brockton bus company. Note, this is not a private shuttle and has no affiliation with MACA. Details, pricing and schedule can be viewed here: https://www.p-b.com/
If you need assistance with transportation from the airport, let us know by emailing email@example.com, and we can try to put you in touch with someone arriving on the same day.
Registrants who cancel prior to April 30, 2020 will receive a full refund. All credit card/PayPal payments will receive a full refund minus a 3% transaction fee. Registrants who cancel on or after May 1, 2020 will receive a refund less $250.00 for food and administrative costs. Student registrants or other discounted rate attendees who cancel after May 1, 2020 will not receive a refund due to the lower registration fee and the administrative costs MACA has incurred. If you fail to notify MACA of your cancellation and do not attend the conference, you will not receive a refund. If you fail to notify MACA of your cancellation and have an outstanding balance, you will be invoiced for the entire balance.
If you must cancel your registration, please notify conference coordinator Carol Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note it is the sole responsibility of the registrant to cancel both the MACA registration, as well as, the hotel reservation. MACA assumes no responsibility for hotel charges applied to those who cancel their conference registration or fail to attend the conference.