Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Regional Scrum Gathering® Melbourne 2021 will now be held over 28-29 April 2021
Regional Scrum Gathering® Melbourne 2021 was postponed for a second time, after Melbourne was placed under restrictions due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will now be running the conference on 28-29 April, 2021, regardless of what this pandemic throws at us.
After a tumultuous eight months, Victoria is managing minor outbreaks successfully and operating comfortably under COVIDSafe Summer restrictions. Currently, we will be able to run the conference physically (with slightly reduced numbers from previous years), but if restrictions are tightened again we run it virtually, whether partially or fully.
We will be remaining at Bayside Eden in Melbourne, who have assured us that they have a COVIDSafe plan in place. We also have our own COVIDSafe plan, and will be doing everything in our power to ensure your experience at Scrum Australia 2021 is safe and hygienic.
We have been in contact with our keynotes and speakers about these changes. Most have confirmed their availability for the new dates. Some will have to present virtually, due to international travel restrictions or personal circumstances, but they want to assure you that they will do their utmost to give you the most relevant and finest presentations possible.
Our wonderful sponsors have also confirmed their ongoing support, for which we are very grateful. Sponsorship is still very much available for companies who would like to be an active part in the Scrum Australia experience. Please contact Kaz for a prospectus.
For those of you who have already registered for the conference and maintained your existing registration, you do not need to do anything. There will be new conditions to all registrations, to offer full refunds if you become infected with COVID 19 or are unwell immediately prior to the conference. These will be communicated to you in due course.
If you have booked accommodation with the Bayview Eden, please contact them directly and they’ll be happy to either cancel your booking or reschedule it to fit in with the new conference dates, once they are announced. An updated hotel booking link is now available.
Please stay healthy and safe, and we hope to see you in April 2021.
The team at Scrum Australia.