2019 Roller Derby World Summit: CANCELLED

The WFTDA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Roller Derby World Summit (RDWS).

The RDWS has always been a membership-backed concept – and this year was no different. We heard from many people that an in-person meeting of both Member Leagues and non-members was important. However, due to low event registration and hotel bookings as well as a dwindling timeline, we did not feel confident moving forward. We are very disappointed that we won’t be able to hold an in-person event this year and hope to plan a future Membership-focused event to tackle the business of growing global roller derby.

WFTDA leadership has directly contacted presenters who may have already booked travel and those who purchased tickets regarding reimbursement. If you or your league have already booked travel but did not purchase your ticket yet, please contact us at rdws@wftda.com to discuss.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Madison Roller Derby for being willing and ready to host us, to the WFTDA staff for their work in planning for the event, and everyone who helped us brainstorm great session topics. The Board will continue to discuss alternative ways for our community to have these important conversations about the future of the WFTDA and our sport, and to share the wealth of knowledge that our amazing member leagues bring to the table.

Please give us three minutes of your time and take this short survey to aid in building a stronger event in the future.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to email rdws@wftda.com.

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