Move to 2021

Move to 2021

The Ranch’s Move to Fall

July 21, 2020


HOWDY Y’ALL!

 

I have some very important updates for you regarding Design Ranch 2020. After a lot of careful deliberation, AIGA Austin and the Design Ranch Board have decided to postpone the Ranch until next year. The new dates are September 30 – October 2, 2021. This was a difficult decision for us to make. The alarming spread of the coronavirus across the nation, and especially in the state of Texas, made us act in favor of the health and safety of all Design Ranch attendees and Camp Waldemar staff.

What does this mean for you? If you’re currently registered for Design Ranch 2020, you will still have a confirmed spot and lodging for the new dates. If you have already requested a refund from the original April 2020 date and haven’t yet received it, we haven’t forgotten you and will process those refunds as promptly as possible. Remember that your lodging fees are handled directly through Camp Waldemar; AIGA Austin will not be able to refund those fees. If you are undecided about your ability to attend the new dates of September 30 – October 2, 2021, you do not need to act right now. Updates and instructions will follow throughout the winter and spring as we re-tool the event and as the Covid 19 pandemic hopefully slows to a manageable level.

Stay in touch by email at mailto:howdy@designranch.org, or via our social media channels, where we will be posting upcoming news and content. We will sincerely miss seeing everyone at the Ranch this year! Please stay safe and healthy and we’ll catch you down the trail.

 

Best regards,
Paul Del Bosque
Design Ranch Director


March 12, 2020


HOWDY Y’ALL!

 

I am writing to give y’all some very important updates. Today, Friday March 13, we received a state-wide disaster declaration for all counties in the state of Texas. Additionally, the AIGA national office has issued some recommendations for spring programming regarding the recent COVID-19 pandemic. For these reasons, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Design Ranch until October 15-18, 2020. This leaves us with heavy hearts and minds, but we feel it’s in the best interest of the health and safety of our ranchers.

 

Step 1. Registration


We’re going to miss seeing our Design Ranch family this spring, however we still want to offer you a couple options regarding this postponement:

You may choose between: 

  1. Roll over your registration and lodging arrangement to the October date
  2. Opt out of the October date and receive a full refund on registration and lodging costs.

We would like to receive your decision before July 31, 2020. For all ranchers committed to the October date, our new cancellation policy will go into effect, meaning cancellations by August 31, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations between September 1-30, 2020 will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be issued after October 1, 2020.

Please fill out this form with your choice: https://forms.gle/wzDHhuNu7bAyHqdQA

 

Step 2. Lodging


AFTER filling out our form and confirming your attendance, lodging requests will be handled SEPARATELY. We will pass along our list of cancellations directly to Lori and she will process those refunds separate from registration (AIGA Austin handles registration, Camp Waldemar handles lodging). Lodging assignments and deposits at Camp Waldemar will carry over to the fall unless you request a refund. Any other questions about lodging, please reach out to Lori directly: lhappleton@hotmail.com or 830-238-6005.

 

Step 3. Travel Arrangements


If you have booked airfare to attend, you may be able to reschedule or request a refund free of charge. Airline policies are regularly updating and can be viewed comprehensively via this article


As always, you can reach us at howdy@designranch.org if you have any questions.

We will miss all y’all this spring, but we hope you stay safe and healthy. So get outdoors and get some fresh air. Work with your hands, get a little dirty, and remember we’re keeping the fire burning for you. Design Ranch is waiting for all y’all to come and make it.

 

Best regards,
Paul Del Bosque
Design Ranch Director