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NAATP National 2020 Cancellation FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

NAATP will not hold its 2020 Annual Leadership Conference, which was scheduled for May 16-18 in San Diego, CA. We thank you for your patience while our team assessed our options and focused on delivering resources to our membership and field at large during this difficult time. Read the FAQs below and the official announcement here.

Why is NAATP National 2020 canceled?

The consensus to cancel the conference was due to the escalating conditions surrounding COVID-19 and after the guidance from the CDC was issued to cancel all mass gatherings over 50 people for the coming months. Given these developments and keeping the health and safety of our constituents in mind, we feel cancelation is the responsible action.

Will NAATP National be postponed to later in 2020? 

No, our annual conference will not be postponed to later in 2020. We explored options for postponing and, unfortunately, it was not possible to secure adequate space later in the year and the in-person event environment is unknown at this time. Stay tuned for information about our webinars and possible virtual connection options. 

Will NAATP offer a Virtual Conference? 

We have explored ways of implementing a replacement for this in-person event and have determined a virtual conference is not a viable option as the possibilities do not provide the type of unique experience our exhibitors, speakers, and attendees have come to expect. Rather we will focus our efforts on delivering educational content and resources online through our webinar platform. This will be offered through multiple webinars series and recorded on-demand sessions. We are exploring some additional virtual member-to-member connection options. More information to follow.

Presentation Status

Presenters will receive an email from NAATP with additional instructions about participating in our webinar series and on-demand sessions.

Will my conference registration fee be refunded?

All conference registrants who have paid will receive a refund automatically by May 15th. It is not necessary to request a refund. 

How can I donate my registration fee to NAATP? 

Canceling our annual conference creates a financial challenge for NAATP and some of you have generously offered to waive your registration as a way to support us through this.

Your donation is not deductible as a charitable contribution as NAATP is a 501(c)6. It may be deductible as a business expense, please consult with your tax advisors.

If you would like to make a donation to NAATP by waiving your refund complete the form below by April 30. 


How will Exhibitor Registrations be handled?

All exhibitors will be transferred to NAATP National 2021 in Denver, CO, on May 16-18, 2021 unless they complete this form and choose to either donate their booth fee or allocate it toward a Webinar Series sponsorship

Details about booth selection and transfer process will be communicated in the coming months. 

All exhibitor questions should be directed to Kayla Huett at

How will Sponsorships be handled?

NAATP is thankful for and dependent on our generous sponsors who support NAATP National year after year. All sponsors will be transferred to NAATP National 2021 in Denver, CO, on May 16-18, 2021 unless they complete this form and choose to either donate their booth fee or allocate it toward a Webinar Series sponsorship.  

All sponsor questions should be directed to Nikki Soda at

Will my registration fee for the CEO Luncheon be refunded? 

More information coming soon on the status of the CEO Luncheon, as we may be able to host this virtually and transfer your registration. 

Is the NAATP Golf Tournament Canceled? 

Yes, the golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020, is canceled. 

Will my registration fee for the Golf Tournament be refunded? 

All golf registrants who have paid will receive a refund automatically by May 15th. It is not necessary to request a refund. 

If you would like to make a donation to NAATP by waiving your refund, please complete this form by April 30. 

How can I donate to the PAC? 

Since our PAC fundraisers will not take place this year, we welcome online pledges to our Political Action Committee (PAC) here. A member of the PAC committee will follow up with you. 

How do I cancel my Hotel Reservations?

Attendees who booked through NAATP's discounted room block with the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego will be canceled automatically without penalty. The hotel has ceased operations for the next 8 weeks. If you need to contact the hotel directly, their reservation line is still open at 619.322.1234. Registrants who booked lodging through other sources or directly with other hotels must cancel their own reservations.

Will my airline ticket to San Diego be refunded?

Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations.

Where will NAATP National 2021 take place?

We are excited to announce NAATP National 2021 will be held in Denver, CO, on May 16-18, 2021. More information to follow in the upcoming months. Additionally, NAATP National 2022 will be held in San Diego on May 7-9, 2022. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact