The mission of DesignXL has been—and continues to be—in bringing our diverse community of creators together in safe, inclusive, social learning spaces.
To that end, our team of organizers have been hard at work preparing an incredible DesignXL 2021 experience for you, with a roster of nationally-recognized and locally-respected design leaders and speakers, and even more fun and engaging social events.
However, with growing concerns over the increased rates of hospitalizations for the new COVID strain, and increased pressure to ensure a safe environment for our attendees, we have made the decision that we cannot, in good conscience, proceed with planning an in-person event.
Believe us when we say we have toiled over this decision for days, if not weeks. We feel that proceeding with such an event poses the very real risk of jeopardizing public health, and frankly, the fun and joy of being together. However, if not more importantly, staying the path now would go against our very mission to bring together people safely.
After meeting with our leadership team, it is with a heavy heart that we officially announce today that we have made the decision to postpone DesignXL 2021 until further notice.
We all had very much hoped to see you again, but know that this is not the end for us, or this event. We will continue to remain dedicated and committed to DesignXL and this community. While saddened by this decision, we feel it is our moral obligation to do what is best, what is right, and what is responsible for our attendees, sponsors, and community.
Despite this, we feel even more emboldened and inspired to create an even more meaningful experience for you. As such, we remain committed to exploring ways in which we can continue to bring value to our community of designers, artists, and creatives.
We appreciate your understanding and support in this very difficult decision and look forward to seeing you all again very soon, perhaps in a slightly different capacity.
What this means for you:
If you are a ticket-holding attendee:
If you have already purchased a ticket, we will be initiating automatic refunds for the full amount of your ticket purchase. Expect to see these refunds reflected in your accounts within the next 5-7 business days. If you do not see a refund in your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were on the fence:
If you were planning to attend DesignXL, but had not purchased a ticket yet, we encourage you to stay connected with us by signing up for our newsletter where we will share with you the latest updates for future events.
See you on the bright side,
—The DesignXL 2021 Leadership Team: Rachel, Namrata, Kris, Cheyenne and Veronique