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PIA Symposium – Cancelled

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – The Parachute Industry Association has decided to cancel the 2021 PIA Symposium scheduled for August 30th through September 3rd, 2021 to be hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

With the escalation of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the PIA Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel this year’s PIA Symposium. The next event will be hosted in 2023 in Reno, Nevada. 

Executive Committee Member and Symposium Committee Chair Pat Thomas shared: “We’ve been fighting an uphill battle with hosting the event and now with the Delta variant, there are a new set of complications that must be considered. With the combination of concerns which include the health and safety for all attendees and the continued international travel restrictions as announced by the federal government last week, the only responsible decision we can make is to cancel. At this moment in time, we will focus our energies towards 2023 and hosting the best possible event in Reno, Nevada.” 

The Second Regular scheduled PIA Meeting will continue as planned in Cincinnati from August 27th through 29th. 


Please address all inquiries to Pat Thomas at