BIF Online Only This Year
The 2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention moves to a virtual event scheduled for the week of June 8.
The 2020 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention will be presented in a virtual format the week of June 8. The BIF board of directors, along with the Florida 2020 BIF event committee, made the decision in early April to transition this year’s conference to an online format due to COVID-19. BIF leadership is in the process of planning an updated symposium online.
“Our BIF program committee working with the Florida group has honed the original schedule to work in the new online format,” says Joe Mushrush, BIF vice president and program chairman. “Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that will help producers continue to improve their bottom line focused on beef improvement. As our President Tommy Clark said last week, ‘Our mission as an organization is intact during this challenging time, and we will continue to provide educational programing focused on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement.’”
The virtual event will be hosted online the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. By mid-May, participants will be able to register for the event, find a detailed schedule and Zoom tutorials on the BIF website — BeefImprovement.org.
2020 BIF award winners, including Seedstock and Commercial Producers of the Year, Pioneer and Continuing Service award winners will be recognized during the online symposium.
Click here for the current schedule.
While final details surrounding this transition are still taking shape, BIF is committed to providing an easily accessible, robust online conference experience that eliminates the health concerns that come with travel and face-to-face meetings at this time.
For additional details about the conference and for more information about the BIF organization, visit http://www.beefimprovement.org. Prior to and during this year’s symposium, be sure to follow the event on social media channels using the hashtag #BIF2020.
Individuals who had already registered for the in-person event will be refunded their registration in the next couple of weeks. For those who booked flights, please contact your airline to check their refund policy for cancellations due to COVID-19.
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