We have heavy hearts, but so much gratitude
It’s with a heavy heart and some slightly crumpled dreams that we have cancelled the Australian Naturopathic Summit for 2020
We came together as a new team to continue the ANS vision of empowering and inspiring naturopathic practitioners to embrace their passion and purpose. Our enthusiasm was supercharged by our new team members, who provided the re-energising and reconnecting with our vision we needed. Our non-biased conference vision was then carried on the shoulders of our naturopathic community via an extraordinary response – selling every available ticket in 7 weeks and still (!) with a waiting list full of hopefuls.
We received the steadfast support of some industry partners who continue to fearlessly back independent education and then, before our eyes, our ‘pencil and paper program’ started to evolve into something spectacular at the hands of our exceptional naturopathic colleagues and presenters, all keen to step up and give generously, for the greater good of our profession.
But as the realities of the current pandemic have become increasingly patent, we naturally cannot run the event. We know that while this may feel like a very big thing, especially to our team who wanted so badly to create this experience for you, it is a small loss, in the scheme of the impact being felt by others.
We have deeply considered whether an online version of our event would be viable, but regretfully this transformation of delivery style is beyond the capacity and resources of our team of volunteers at the present time. We will endeavour to pick up where we’re leaving off…further down the road. The ANS magic is still alive and will return!
All ticket holders will receive an email outlining our refund procedure. If you have not received an email within 48 hours (check your junk folder) then please contact us [email protected]
We recommend you cancel any booked accommodation or flights and apply for refunds wherever possible. If you made a booking via Mantra on Salt Beach, please email your accommodation confirmation email to Kelly at [email protected] You can also call Mantra directly but they are likely to have a high volume of requests and don’t want you to be left on hold for too long, so would prefer the email method.
We really couldn’t have come this far without your support. We were so looking forward to seeing you in person and mingling with our tribe. We wanted to hear the inspirational speakers. We wanted to boogey up a storm at the Gala and boy oh boy were we hanging out for a walk on the beach…but while we know we can’t offer you the ANS 2020 experience as planned, thanks to you, the ANS has incubated big picture ideas, inspired new thinking and brought leaders in our field together.
A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in the ANS vision. It is during this unprecedented time that we recognise the value of community and the support and strength we can lend each other more than ever.
Please take care of yourself – fill your cup in whatever way you can so we can continue to support loved ones, patients and our wider community through this time.
Your ANS Team
$695 full priced ticket (sold out). Thank you! You went above and beyond and really put your money where your passion is. We LOVE you too. You’re all set for a 2.5 days of ANS MAGIC. Did you feel that psychic hug we sent you?
Love Notes to the ANS…
Did you know that we’ve had two successful events, one in 2016 and again in 2018? These are some of our favourite love notes from those events…
“the ANS may have literally changed my life”
“ It gave me perspective, inspiration, hope, centering and most importantly, a sense of connection with my tribe around this country.”
“Like chicken soup for a Naturopath’s soul – warm, nourishing, restorative.”
“ Have come away completely inspired with a head full of ideas.”
“ Realising I have a huge family and we matter as a Profession- thank you.”
“ Inspiration to follow the heart”
“ Learning practical real ways to shine my light in my practice”