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Important Update: SEBC 2020 Cancelled

SEBC 2020 Cancellation FAQs

The 2020 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), scheduled for July 30-31, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Despite our extensive efforts to create a safe environment by incorporating social-distancing and adding additional sanitation measures, the level of uncertainty that still exists and our responsibility for your safety has forced us to make the difficult decision to cancel this flagship event.

We are grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from our exhibitors and our attendees and are pleased to report that we will be hosting SEBC 2020 re-imagined July 29-31, 2020. This will include a virtual exhibitor showcase and outstanding lineup of educational programs.  

We know you will have many questions about what the cancellation of SEBC means for you, and we have done our best to address those questions below. In addition, please feel free to reach out to our Expo Hall Director, Kailin Koch, at kkoch@sebcshow.com. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

Will SEBC Be Rescheduled?

Unfortunately, SEBC cannot be rescheduled. Instead we will be publishing an interactive guide that will provide direct access to our 2020 exhibitors, company representatives and product demonstration videos. We are also working to finalize plans for a virtual education program.

We are committed to providing you access to products, services and continuing education vital for the success of your businesses. Stay tuned for more details.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 SEBC July 15 -16, 2021 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

What Will The 2020 Virtual SEBC Look Like?

At this time staff is working to develop a three-day virtual education program combining live instruction, pre-recorded sessions and insightful articles provided by SEBC’s excellent array of scheduled speakers.

In addition, SEBC will unveil a virtual exhibitor showcase providing attendees access to exhibitor company information, direct contact with sales representatives, product demonstration videos and more!

Stay tuned for more details!

Are Other Events Associated With SEBC Cancelled?

AURORA AWARDS
The 2020 Aurora Awards will still be awarded and announced online. However, the Aurora Awards Gala scheduled for July 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

For questions regarding the Aurora Awards, please contact Lisa Parrish at lisa@teampmp.com.

BEX
The Builder and Exhibitor Exchange (BEX) originally scheduled to be held in-conjunction with SEBC on July 28-29 has been rescheduled for October 13 – 15, 2020 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida.

Visit www.sebcshow.com/builder-exhibitor-exchange-bex for more information regarding this program. For BEX questions, please contact Kimberly Scott at kscott@sebcshow.com or (850)294-2328.

FHBA MEETINGS
Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Governance Meetings normally held in-conjunction with SEBC have been cancelled. We will communicate directly with these attendees regarding virtual meetings.

Attendee Refund Policies

I am already registered to attend SEBC 2020, how do I get a refund?

SEBC will automatically cancel your registration and issue a refund to the credit card you used to make your registration. You are not required to take any action for this to occur. Please allow 30 days for the processing of all refunds.

For questions, please contact Jessica Wickstrum at jwickstrum@fhba.com or (850) 402-1869.

How do I cancel my hotel reservation?

If you made your hotel reservation at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center through the SEBC room block link on our website, your reservation will automatically be cancelled and a full refund will be issued to the credit card you used when booking your reservation. Please allow 30 days for the processing of all refunds. For questions, please contact Jessica Wickstrum at (850)402-1869.

If you booked your hotel outside of the official SEBC 2020 room block, you should contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

Do I Need To Cancel My Hotel Reservations?

If you made your hotel reservation at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center through the SEBC room block link on our website, your reservation will automatically be cancelled and a full refund will be issued to the credit card you used when booking your reservation. Please allow 30 days for the processing of all refunds.

If you booked your hotel outside of the official SEBC 2020 room block, you should contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

For questions, please contact Jessica Wickstrum at (850)402-1869.

Exhibitor Refund Policies

Will my Expo Booth fee be refunded or can I apply it to the SEBC 2021 show?

Exhibitors will have the option of either requesting a full refund or applying part, or all, of their 2020 booth payment towards securing their booth for SEBC 2021.

2020 booth pricing will be locked in for exhibitors choosing to roll over their current booth payments to the 2021 show. Exhibitors who select this plan will also receive an advanced distribution of the 2021 floor plan and have the option to select their booth location before all other exhibitors.

If you have placed an order with any SEBC preferred vendors including the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Brede Allied / The Expo Group, or CompuSystems, your orders will automatically be cancelled and a refund will be issued. Please allow thirty days for the refunds to be reflected on your account.

For questions, please contact Kailin Koch at kkoch@sebcshow.com or (850)402-1849.

Speakers

Speakers are encouraged to submit virtual presentations or articles for the 2020 Virtual SEBC.

Our 2021 Call for Speakers will be announced on our website in October of this year. For questions, please contact Mary Larkin at mlarkin@sebcshow.com.

When is SEBC 2021?

SEBC 2021 will be held July 15-16, 2021 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.