Yes, SCCA’s annual in-person meetup in Las Vegas has been cancelled for 2021. But that doesn’t mean the National Convention has been cancelled! Instead, SCCA National Convention is going virtual with all the usual activities, including training and educational classes, program update meetings, town hall sessions, member and region program awards, fun social activities, and even the SCCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
SCCA Staff and the Board of Directors have been planning the virtual confab for months after concluding that an in-person, face-to-face convention would be problematic in January due to COVID-19. But by teaming up with Whova, everything has been moved online. Just use a computer, tablet or smartphone to download the Whova app and you’ll be ready to go!
“The Virtual Convention is free to attend for members who pre-register, and registration is open now,” said Chris Robbins, SCCA Director of Region Development. “We’ll have the same great content as usual, just a different virtual venue. And since nobody has to drive, fly or make hotel reservations, there are no excuses why we shouldn’t have the largest convention turnout of all time!”
The 2021 convention theme is Uniting to Fuel our Future. Convention sessions will provide a great opportunity for members, region leaders and event leadership to continue the pursuit of our collective mission of delivering a safe, fun and exciting motorsports experience for enthusiasts. The convention will provide significant value to SCCA leaders by focusing on how we can collectively and collaboratively impact member experience, program experience and leadership experience across 2021 and beyond. In short, we will fuel future SCCA growth by delivering excellence as one team in pursuit of producing a more unified enthusiast experience.
Instead of taking place over a couple days, the virtual convention will be spread out over a couple weeks and culminate with the Annual Meeting broadcast later in March, also virtually, from SCCA headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. Things get rolling January 23 with a kickoff presentation from SCCA President and CEO Mike Cobb, followed by program town halls. The day will then wrap up with a celebration of our highest honors and the virtual Hall of Fame induction ceremony – all streamed online.
From there, additional meetings will primarily take place over four weeks during evenings, and each week will follow a consistent schedule: Monday – Road Rally and Solo Sessions; Tuesday – Track Events/Time Trials/Track Night in America; Wednesday – Stewards/Specialties/Leadership; Thursday – Marketing; Friday – Keynote and weekly wrap-up. Safety Saturday will then be conducted January 30 for Solo, RallyCross and RoadRally safety steward training.
And to make life even easier for everyone, many sessions will be recorded for playback at a later date. But be sure to register for the 2021 SCCA Virtual Convention today so you have access to everything headed your way!