We are excited to announce we have rescheduled the 2020 American Mosaic Summit in Tucson, Arizona for January 12-17, 2021.
Please read this full page and scroll down for Cancellation Request Form.
Like many non-profit organizations, we plan our annual expenses based on anticipated income from our largest program—in this case, our conference. This postponement of our events until January has the potential to be financially devastating to SAMA as an organization. That’s why we’re asking you to support SAMA and consider alternatives to cancellation to help us during this difficult time. You have a few options:
- Roll your paid 2020 registration fees toward credit for the January 2021 conference
- Donate your registration fee back to SAMA as a General Fund Donation
- Encourage others in the Mosaic community to become a SAMA member
Attendees will have until September 30, 2020, to decide whether they wish to cancel or choose one of our alternatives!
If at all possible, considering one of these alternatives will go a long way to preserving SAMA’s ability to keep our virtual lights on during these difficult times. Please DO NOT EMAIL SAMA or submit requests through Eventbrite.com to ask for refunds. Only cancellation requests through this form will be processed!
COVID-19 Revised SAMA 2020 Conference Cancellation Policy
Due to the need to reschedule the SAMA Conference to January 2021, all cancellations for the May 2020 dates received after February 1, 2020, will be subject to an administrative fee of $50 per Registration and $35 per Workshop to aid SAMA in covering costs of registration processing. Mosaic Art Salon and Guest tickets will be refunded in full. Those that have already cancelled between February 1st and March 15th and been charged larger cancellation fees will be contacted and retroactively processed per the new policy.
New Program for January 2021
We are currently working with our May 2020 rostered instructors and presenters to create a new program for January 2021 as not all sessions will be rescheduled. All May 2020 Workshop Registrations, Guest Ticket and Mosaic Art Salon Participation fees will be cancelled and as part of the Refund/Credit Request process, attendees will be able to forward their paid fees to Workshop, Mosaic Art Salon, Tour or Guest Ticket registrations for the January 2021 program.
Workshop Fees Rollover NOTE!
If you chose to roll your workshop registration fees, you will not be required to spend the same amount on workshops in the new program. We hope you will but understand due to a refreshed schedule, it may not be possible. The Workshop Fee Rollover will be considered a cash credit that you can use toward new choices and if all the rolled over fees are not used in a new registration for January, they will be refunded after you register again this Fall.
New Registration Period Timeline
Rollover Registration Priority Access for Workshops and Tours: September 26-30, 2020
This period will be for any May 2020 registrants who chose to roll their registrations into a credit for January 2021 to have first choice on the revised workshop schedule and new tour choices to be republished in early September 2020.
$450 General Registration Extension October 1 – November 30, 2020
General registration for all conference items will resume
$475 Late Registration December 1 – 31, 2020
New Hotel Rates and Deadline
All Reservations made with the SAMA Discount for May 2020 have been cancelled with no penalty. Due to the significant shift in dates from Spring to Winter, we are now scheduled to be in Tucson during their “high season”, meaning when their rates are typically the highest due to greater demand. Despite our best efforts, we were not able to secure the same rates for January 2021 as we did for May 2020, but the group rate we did secure is still a significant savings considering rates are typically well over $250 per night during this time.
Our January 2021 discounted rate is $159 Single/Double, $174 Triple and $189 Quad occupancy.
Tuscon Hotel Room tax is 12.05% per night. Rate Availability Expires December 18, 2020.
The $29 Resort fee will again be waived, so this rate includes the following as well as complimentary Self-Parking.
Reserve your Hotel Room at the Loews NOW! on SAMA Website HERE.
Watch your email and the SAMA Website for further developments! Thank you again for your patience!
2020 American Mosaic Summit Cancellation Request Form
Only one form per attendee is required. If you have completed your request, THANK YOU! Those who have selected to Rollover their fees will receive a Credit Code by June 30 for use in September when Priority Registration Re-Opens!