MRE conference canceled because of government shutdown

Because of the partial government shutdown, we have canceled the MRE annual conference. We’ve heard from several of our DoD speakers that MRE_150they are unable to attend and speak as panelists while the shutdown is in effect.
The MRE board of directors is disappointed in the turn of events, but as professionals, we understand the constraints that have been placed on those speakers.
Those of you who have already registered will get an email from our system, and our treasurer is already making arrangements to refund your registration fees.
Award winners: You will get your plaques by mail at the addresses provided when you entered the contest. We apologize for the inconvenience to all concerned.
If anyone has any questions, please send me an email to admin@militaryreporters.org.