Titanic International Society 2020 Convention

Important TIS Convention Announcement

Dear Titanic International Society Member:

Like you, TIS’s trustees have been keeping informed about recent developments in the coronavirus pandemic, the likes of which none of us has ever seen. It is, of course, vitally important to separate fact from fiction, and what is known from what is unknown.

International travel bans are in effect; federal, state and local decisions are prohibiting or strongly discouraging gatherings; several sites we planned to visit are closed for the foreseeable future. Our convention hotel presently has furloughed 90% of its staff. And as you may know, many of our members are of sufficient age to be considered in the “most vulnerable” group.

Therefore, with deep regret, and acting out of concern for our members’ and guests’ safety and health, we must advise you that the Society’s Convention 2020 in Boston has been postponed.

Our convention chairperson, Sandy Gallo, has initiated contact with the convention hotel, seeking to reschedule the event. No one knows how long the coronavirus pandemic will last, so rescheduling itself may be problematic. Our present preference is to reschedule the convention for 2021.

Certainly we will keep you informed as we receive additional, definite information.

We share your disappointment about the need to postpone what had shaped up to be a superb four days in “Beantown,” and hope that circumstances will permit us to gather together in friendship in the near future.

Meanwhile, we hope that you and those near and dear to you will take all precautions and keep well.

Your Titanic International Society Trustees

Check back on this page for further details as they become available.