Dear PIOGA Members, Guests and Speakers:

Recent local and national developments in the efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus have forced the association to postpone this spring’s conference, which was scheduled for April 1 at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended over the weekend that gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled, and the City of Pittsburgh followed by announcing this morning that such gatherings are banned, with no mention of an end date. As you may also know, Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a halt to dine-in service at restaurants and bars in Allegheny County, and the county is encouraging non-essential businesses to close. These announcements leave us with no choice but to postpone the conference.

PIOGA was excited about our lineup of speakers and panelists at this meeting, and plans to add those speakers to the agenda of our upcoming conference in the fall, essentially combining the content of the two meetings.

If you already registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit, we will CREDIT your account for our future event. However, if you prefer a REFUND, we ask you to email Debbie Oyler at We also ask for your patience as we complete that process.

Thank you for understanding. We encourage you to be safe as the battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues.


Dan Weaver
President & Executive Director