2020 Northern District Convention

As the Covid-19 situation has developed, we’ve been thinking hard about whether or not to proceed with the COS Northern Convention scheduled for this August.

It’s very uncertain when the current “lockdown” restrictions will start to be lifted, and the process may be phased. We’re hoping to attract visitors from overseas, as we have with previous Conventions, but we don’t know when international travel may be permitted. We’re also aware that, even if the restrictions are lifted completely in time for an August 2020 Convention, some potential attendees may adopt a cautious approach to resuming normal activities, and this could impact attendance negatively.

On balance, we feel that it’s better to postpone the Convention to the same time next year. It will therefore take place on Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2021.

If you’ve already booked for the 2020 Convention, we will refund your registration fee by cheque or PayPal payment, depending on how you paid it.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Convention.


Richard Stephenson
COS Northern District Secretary