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Attacks Result in Cancelled Conferences


The terrorist attacks that struck New York and Washington earlier this month have resulted in the cancellation or rescheduling of several industry conferences.

The Investment Company Institute canceled its Tax & Accounting conference scheduled for Sept. 23-26 at Walt Disney World, its Operations conference scheduled for Nov. 4-7 in Orlando, Fla., and its Small Funds conference scheduled for Oct. 10-12 in Key Biscayne, Fla., because of the attacks, according to an ICI spokeswoman. The ICI conference division decided to cancel the events because many of the attendees would have a hard time getting to the conferences or are apprehensive about traveling, she said.

Two weeks before hosting its Impact conference in Seattle, Schwab rescheduled its event and shortened the schedule because of the tragedy. Schwab cut the conference from a week to three days in an effort to keep the event "pertinent to the immediate issues," according to a notice sent to those who registered for the event. Instead of running from Oct. 8-12, the conference will now begin a day later and end a day sooner, Schwab said.

Schwab has lowered its conference registration fees to $650. Further information regarding the changes can be found on www.impact.schwab.com