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NAPS To Postpone 2020 Annual Conference Due To the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Monday, June 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
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DAWSONVILLE, GA (June 22, 2020) – NAPS, the National Association of Personnel Services, in close collaboration with the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, announced today it will postpone its in-person 2020 Annual Conference, scheduled to be held September 13 - 15, due to public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NAPS is instead working with scheduled speakers, sponsors and industry partners to deliver an enhanced Lunch N’ Learn Webinar Calendar during the month of September. Registration information, exact dates and speaker opportunities for the Lunch N’ Learn Schedule will be shared with the NAPS community during the first week of July.

“After careful discussion with registered attendees, speakers, staff and board members, NAPS made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Conference until 2021,” said NAPS President, Trinette R. Cunningham, CPC, CTS. “As excited as we were to deliver another robust educational and networking opportunity in Las Vegas this September, the safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and NAPS staff outweighed any other considerations during our collective decision-making process.”

NAPS, Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa and other event partners in Las Vegas were in regular contact during the planning of NAPS’ Annual Meeting and paid careful attention to the timing of federal and state of Nevada plans to ease air travel restrictions, social distancing guidelines and restrictions on large gatherings once the COVID-19 threat has abated. Given the number of still-unknown factors related to the containment of the virus, and with NAPS 2020 Conference attendees typically coming from all over the country as well as internationally, all parties concluded that cancelling the face-to-meeting meeting was the safe and responsible action.

"These are obviously unprecedented times around the world. While September will be much different than today, there is too much uncertainty now for our attendees, speakers, and sponsors to adequately and confidently plan to attend the conference,” said NAPS Board Chairman, Tom Erb. Postponing the conference now gives everyone time to make alternative plans, and NAPS can turn our focus to providing outstanding online content for our members."

Further details regarding NAPS’ Enhanced September Webinar Calendar as well as the 2021 dates will be communicated as soon as they are finalized and updated on NAPS’ website, www.naps360.org

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