Event Cancellation Notice COVID-19 UPDATE (as of 6.29.2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges to all facets of our lives.The inability to go about life, as usual,has caused us to reimagine ways to accomplish our everyday tasks. This has also impacted NPMA’s ability to continue to offer education as we have in the past. From in-person classes to our seminars, our teamhad to come up with new avenues to provide the continuing education that our members need to move forward in their careers.
For many, the highlight of NPMA’s annual offerings is our National Education Seminar. The ability to attend a four-day event with a wide variety of training sessions, coupled with the networking of colleagues from around the country (and even the world!) is something our members look forward to each year.Our NES Planning Committee, staff, and event partners in Dallas worked very hard to put together multiple contingency plans to hold the event. However,based on the most recent guidance we have received, the obstacles and costs to doing so are just too great. Because of this, the committee has made the difficult decision to cancel NES for 2020.
We made this decision based on a number of factors which include: updated guidance from the CDC for holding large events and the need to maintain 6’ of social distancing;our discussions with our host hotel regarding available meeting space and the number of attendees we could accommodate in each room; limits on foodservice and available amenities within the hotel; and feedback from members who have stated that their employers have put limits on non-essential travel, which impacted both attendees and speakers abilities to attend an in-person event this August.
All paid registrations for NES will have the option of either a full refund or a transfer of the paid registration to NES 2021 in Reno. We will be sending a separate email to all registrants with more information on these options.If you have made a reservation through the official NES room block, these reservations will automatically be canceled by the hotel. If you used an outside provider to book your room, or you booked at another hotel, you will need to cancel your reservation directly with the hotel. For those who have registered for a pre-NES course, a separate email will also be sent with details on your options.
The NES Planning Committee is now shifting its focus to planning online education options for our members. The Regional and National Board of Delegates meetings will take place virtually and we are working on options to hold the elections via electronic media. We will have more information on all of this in the next couple of weeks, so watch your email for more details!
We know this is a difficult time for everyone and our thoughts are with each of you. We wish you all good health and we look forward to seeing you in person at a future NPMA event soon!
Q: How do I request a refund? A: All registrants who had already paid for their registration will receive a separate email with details on how to request a refund or transfer the funds to NES 2021 in Reno, NV.
Q: I have already paid for my NES 2020 registration, but want to transfer to another event – how do I do this? A: All registrants who have already paid for their NES registration will receive a separate email with details. If you would prefer to transfer to NES 2021, which will be held July 26-29, 2021 in Reno, NV, you can indicate that on the refund/transfer request form.
Q: I have registered, but haven’t yet paid for my registration – what do I need to do? A: Nothing – all registrations with an open invoice will be canceled automatically.
Q: I made a hotel reservation with the hotel – do I need to cancel? A: If you made your hotel reservation using the official NPMA NES room block (either through the web link on the NES Hotel webpage or by calling the hotel directly and asking for the NPMA NES room rate) staff will work with the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. You will receive an email once this cancelation is complete. If you made a hotel reservation through any other means (corporate travel agent, 3rd party site (Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, etc.) you will need to contact them directly to cancel your reservation.
Q: How will the Regional and National Delegates meetings (including elections) be held? A: The NPMA Executive Board and staff are working to finalize plans for these meetings and the elections. Once we have specifics, we will reach out to all Delegates directly with information on how to attend these meetings remotely.
Q: Will NPMA still be giving out the annual Awards? A: Yes! The NPMA Awards Committee is working on options to hold the awards ceremonies virtually. Once we have more information on this, we will share it via email.
Q: Will NPMA be offering the NES as a virtual seminar? A: The NPMA NES Planning Committee is working on options to offer some continuing education offerings for the week that NES was originally scheduled. Once we have more information, we will announce this via email.
Q: What are the dates and location of NES 2021? A: NES 2021 will be held July 26-29, 2021 in Reno, NV at the Peppermill Resort