Open Apereo 2015 - Baltimore

posted Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 AM by Jennifer Cummings
As we continue with our planning and preparation for Open Apereo 2015, I understand that you might have some concerns about your visit to Baltimore in light of the news reports about unrest in the Baltimore area.

We continue to work closely with the host hotel staff and the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau to monitor the situation. We are also carefully following news and advice provided by the Mayor’s Office and City of Baltimore.

Safety is a major priority for our attendees, staff and visitors. We have been assured there is currently increased security at the Convention Center and all area hotels and that at this point, there has been no damage to the city’s convention assets (Center, hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants, etc.) We have been assured that our guests should feel comfortable coming to the event and that travel should not be affected. The Open Apereo Planning and Program committees, together with our conference planners, will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep the Apereo community appropriately informed.

I feel strongly that we will be able to proceed with Open Apereo 2015 as planned, and I am looking forward to seeing community members at the conference.

Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation