EBT-The Next Generation Is Still Open for Business!

EBT-The Next Generation Is Still Open for Business!
An open letter from the eGPC State Forum to our state partners in the EBT Community regarding the current shutdown of government services

Since October 1st, the EBT community has been challenged by the federal government shutdown, which is about to enter its 3rd week. Many of you have raised questions about the status of EBT-The Next Generation. Specifically some of you have wondered whether the conference will be postponed or even cancelled due to the shutdown.

The eGovernment Payments Council would like you to know that the answer to this question is an unequivical no.  In the 16-year history of the conference, we have never chosen to cancel or postpone a conference. Even in 2001, when the conference was scheduled a mere 55 days after the terrible events of 9-11, the show went on. In 2005, following the epochal floods in along the Gulf Coast, due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the show went on. So it will this year.

This year's show is filled with groundbreaking sessions offering practical advice on a number of aspects of EBT. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Finally, at this point the government room block is sold out. Our advice to state staff is to not cancel your room reservation at this point unless or until you are certain you are not attending. It will be difficult to get back into the hotel if your plans change again and you decide to attend. 

The federal shutdown of government has been an inconvenience to many people but not a show-stopper as far as EBT-The Next Generation is concerned. 

We hope you're as excited about NextGen as we are to bring it to you. 
We'll see you in San Diego!

If you need assistance with registration or have questions, contact Brita Price at +1 605-271-8494