ILPA Statement on Coronavirus with Regard to Planned Events

Update – June 8, 2020

ILPA announced today one new update on upcoming ILPA events that have been impacted by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority, and over the coming months we will continue to monitor all guidance with regard to group gatherings, and react appropriately when needed, including working with our venues to ensure new protocols are put in place to ensure attendees feel comfortable and stay safe. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this uncertain current environment.

ILPA Institute - July 2020

The ILPA Institute Level II Legal Documents, An Insider's Look at Private Equity Managers, GP Value Creation, originally scheduled to take place July 13-17, 2020 in Chicago, IL, have been cancelled due to the ongoing restrictions that remain in place, many lasting into July. It is our best intention to add another Level II programs to the 2020 calendar and an update with new dates will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, those who were confirmed to attend the July programs please contact Mandy Ilk, Manager, Education at milk@ilpa.org to discuss transfer/cancellation options.

ILPA Legal Conference - Rescheduled Dates Confirmed

The ILPA Legal Conference, originally scheduled for April in Washington, has been rescheduled to October 15 – 16, 2020, and has moved it to Chicago, IL to take place at the Swissotel. Please click here to save these new dates to your calendar.

For confirmed attendeees, we will automatically roll over your existing registration or contract and apply any payments to this rescheduled event. We understand that many members cannot commit to new dates yet, and we suspect the agenda will change slightly, so we will plan to reach out to attendees with an update on the program, and check in on attendance status, over the summer. For attendees with a known conflict on these dates, or had previously cancelled and wish to reregister, please contact our Events team at events@ilpa.org to discuss further.

ILPA Institute - June 2020

The ILPA Institute Level I: Introduction to Private Equity and Operational Due Diligence courses, originally scheduled to take place June 15 - 19, 2020 in Chicago, IL, have been cancelled due to the ongoing restrictions that remain in place, many lasting into June. It is our best intention to add another Level I program to the 2020 calendar and an update with new dates will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, those who were confirmed to attend the June programs please contact Mandy Ilk, Manager, Education at milk@ilpa.org to discuss transfer/cancellation options.

Update - April 8, 2020

ILPA CEO, Steve Nelson, updated the membership earlier today with the latest developments from ILPA, including shifting our annual Members’ Conference in June to a virtual gathering.

This virtual conference will occur on June 3 & 4, with an agenda including ILPA’s Annual General Meeting and a selection of the workshops originally planned for the conference, now delivered to you via webcast. This revised program will be delivered over 2 days, with live programming and the ability to replay the sessions after the event has passed.

Further details on the sessions and registration will follow in the coming weeks. Those who were already registered for the conference will be contacted directly with next steps on cancellation and registration fee refunds. For questions in the meantime, please contact events@ilpa.org.

Update - March 11, 2020

With the rapidly developing situation around the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and with the well-being of our community as a priority, ILPA has made the decision to postpone the ILPA Institute Level I in Chicago, March 24-25, the ILPA Legal Conference, April 14-15 in Washington, DC, and the ILPA LP-GP Industry Roundtable, April 29 - 30 in New York.

Over the past several weeks, we heard from several attendees about travel restrictions put in place by your organizations, and we are highly sensitive to the growing health and safety concerns related to large gatherings. We believe postponing the events will better allow us to ensure the best experience for all.

Attendees of these events will be contacted directly today. New dates for the ILPA Legal Conference and LP-GP Industry Roundtable will follow shortly, with the ILPA Institute Level I course being rescheduled to August 18-20, 2020.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that postponing these events may cause and appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate an uncertain current environment.

ILPA will continue to actively monitor developments in the coming weeks, and will provide updates on other related ILPA events in due course.

For assistance, please contact events@ilpa.org.

March 5, 2020

ILPA is actively monitoring developments related to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its potential impact on travel to upcoming ILPA events and education sessions, specifically the ILPA Institute Level I in Chicago, March 24-25 and the ILPA Legal Conference, April 14-15 in Washington, DC.  At present, those events are proceeding as planned.

The health, safety and well-being of our members and our wider community is our highest priority. We are monitoring real-time guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with local health departments in each event city. ILPA is also working with hotels and event venues to proactively implement appropriate precautionary hygienic measures.

In addition, we encourage members to follow regular CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind.

Any changes to the operating status of an upcoming ILPA event or educational program will be communicated immediately to all registered attendees. For assistance, please contact events@ilpa.org for more information.