2020 Spring Conference
The NAPFA 2020 Spring Conference has been cancelled due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We have spent the past week monitoring the situation and working with our partners in Denver in hopes of moving forward with the event. The health and safety of NAPFA members and event participants has always been our first priority and we wanted to confirm that hosting the event would align with that guiding principle. We appreciate your patience as we thoroughly reviewed potential scenarios and all of our contractual obligations to ensure the long-term success of the Association.
Our Association’s spring gathering to reconnect, network, learn, and grow is an important aspect of this community. From celebrating the achievements of NAPFA members to participating in informal reunions with likeminded peers, these moments away from day-to-day work are good for our own mental health and often sustain us throughout the year until the next time that we are all together.
At this time, we are working to determine potential avenues for delivering portions of the educational program virtually. We expect to announce plans to do so next week. While it is not a substitute for the valuable in-person learning and hallway conversations, it is consistent with our objective to deliver experiences that elevate planner competency.
We plan to refund registration in full and without fees to those who are registered for the Spring Conference. We will contact all registered attendees early next week with information on the refund process.
Hotel reservations made through NAPFA’s room block will be automatically cancelled. Attendees will receive a cancellation confirmation email from the hotel directly. Attendees who made their own housing reservations must cancel directly with the property they selected.
I am very grateful for the year of planning by the 2020 Spring Conference Committee and staff who have worked tirelessly in the planning process for this event. Please join me in thanking Bob Morrison, Boonseon Gudmundsen, Marcus Miller, Susan Strasbaugh, Justin Waller, and John Wenzel for their service. Their efforts to deliver a compelling experience for the NAPFA community are much appreciated.
Geoffrey Brown, CAE
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors