Dear Emergers,

It is with great sadness that we, the Emergence leadership Core, have decided to put our event on hold again. The ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic means we cannot reasonably maintain the safety of our participants, and civic responsibility to the community at large. We must wait for a better time to Emerge. 

Our contract with the venue provides that the deposit will only be refunded if Emergence cannot be held within a year of the original date. This means Emergence cannot refund all the tickets that were purchased at this time. Your ticket will be valid for a new date in the spring. If we are still unable to safely hold the event before May 2021 and we recover our deposit we will then offer a full refund to all ticket holders. Alternatively, if you are in financial need, you can request a full refund now by sending an email to

Thank you for your continued support while we work to ensure the best outcome for all.

Stay safe - want to see you at the next Emergence!