The NAA’s executive committee has decided to cancel our annual meeting scheduled to be held in Denver May 6-9, 2020.
This is the first annual meeting that has been canceled in the 73 year history of the organization. The decision follows weeks of ongoing review of the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic. In doing so, we have been acutely aware of the widespread and fast-developing health, social and economic impact of the spread of this virus.
Based on our review, we concluded that it is in the interest of the health and safety of all concerned to cancel the meeting. In reaching this decision, we have taken into account public health warnings and advice about travel and group gatherings. We also are making this decision now, seven weeks before the meeting, because our members and guests should know of our plans rather than wait weeks longer. For a period of time, we hoped that the fast-growing problem would stabilize and even decline, but that plainly is not happening.
The Operations Center will process registration refunds over the next few weeks. Thank you for patience and understanding as we work through these issues. As a reminder, please be sure to cancel your hotel reservations.