It is with deep sadness that the Emergence Core leadership and The Pulse announce Emergence 2020 is postponed.  With love for our community and civic responsibility we will follow the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control to limit gatherings in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Hold onto your tickets, as we plan to emerge later this year, We will make a further announcement once the situation becomes clearer. In the meantime, we are exploring virtual burn ideas, or, in the spirit of radical self reliance, try a DIY experience. Our goal is to keep everyone healthy to celebrate at the next burn.

Burners make the best of challenging situations. We know that creativity and the right attitude can turn a trying time into a legendary experience worthy of being told and retold. Mixing a hefty dose of radical self-reliance, civic responsibility, immediacy and physically-distant-but-still-communal effort will demonstrate to the default world what we’ve known for awhile:  Life’s sweetest moments hide in the most unexpected places.

We look forward to emerging healthy with you soon! In the meantime, if you need anything, please reach out directly, support your local community and continue to spread love - but not COVID-19!  


Emergence is very fortunate that our venue has allowed us to postpone and reschedule for another date with no penalties.  However, contractually, we cannot recover the down payment we’ve already made, unless circumstances dictate that the event cannot be rescheduled for a year.  We anticipate that Emergence will be rescheduled, in which case, your ticket is valid. In the case that Emergence 2020 is ultimately canceled, refunds will be possible.  In the meantime the Core leadership is exploring every option for ticket holders, especially those who may find themselves financially challenged during these difficult times.  All ticket holders will get email notifications of any changes and options as things develop further.

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