NASCA Spring Conference - Notice of Cancellation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NASCA is dedicated to the health and safety of all members, speakers and participants as well as our staff. As a team, we appreciate your patience as we monitored the ever-changing situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to upcoming events.

The Executive Committee examined many different scenarios and came to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. After careful review of CDC guidelines and state executive orders, NASCA leaders determined that cancelling the May 11-13, 2020, conference would be in the best interest of all attendees.

We are actively working on innovative opportunities to deliver the world-class content that NASCA is known for at our in-person events. Presenters will share content knowledge and resources and dedicate time to dialogue with members. NASCA also is offering new strategies such as state collaboratives, virtual connections and a Thought Leadership Series as a mechanism to get critical education to you during these challenging times.

In addition, we are moving full steam ahead on the Institute on Leadership and Management scheduled for October 2020 in Sacramento, California. The current plan is to expand the structure, bringing in components of NASCA’s traditional Spring Conference along with the highly anticipated case study reviews and executive education from our Harvard Leadership for a Networked World partners. As you might expect, our focus will be heavily concentrated on lessons learned in state government operations during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Our entire NASCA team values your commitment to the association and is determined to provide all members with the thoughtful and deliberate knowledge that helps guide your work. Please continue to utilize Collaborate as a vehicle for collegial sharing of ideas and resources and follow us on social media for further updates.

2020 Spring Conference Topics

NASCA will cancel all registrations. For any paid conference registration fees, NASCA staff will refund individual registration fees based on the payment method originally received.

Hotel Reservations:
NASCA has not submitted a rooming list for members. Therefore, no action is required. For those who arranged hotel rooms directly with the hotel, a representative from our team will contact you to ensure the room is cancelled. If you booked at another hotel, please contact your hotel directly.

State Member Travel:
For any member who has purchased a flight itinerary, most carriers are either issuing a complete refund or waiving change fees. The amount paid could be used toward a flight to the 2020 Institute on Leadership and Management scheduled for early October in Sacramento.

For state member questions around cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference, please reach out to Kristy Howard. Speakers may contact Jamie Rodgers and Corporate Council members may contact me.

We look forward to connecting virtually over the next few weeks and hope to see you in person this October in Sacramento!

Pam Goins
Executive Director