2020 Conference in Minneapolis Cancelled

The NCDA Board of Directors made the difficult and unavoidable decision to cancel the NCDA 2020 Global Career Development Conference scheduled in Minneapolis this June. With the current conditions, it has become impossible to proceed with the Conference and the pre-events that were scheduled.


The careful decision was made as a direct result of the spread of COVID-19 and the announcement of this global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The health and safety of our conference attendees, exhibitors, and staff was paramount to the decision. 


NCDA was on track for one of the highest conference attendances before COVID hit and for this reason, we are pleased to announce that we will host the conference in Minneapolis in 2026. We had a wonderful program of events planned, and we share in your disappointment.


If you were registered for the conference, you will receive a separate e-mail on how to secure a refund from NCDA. All hotel rooms secured under the NCDA group discount at the Hilton will be automatically cancelled. You will receive a refund for any advance deposit. If you booked a room outside of the group block, or at alternate hotels, please cancel those reservations directly.


Despite the bad news of the cancellation, we have good news too! NCDA will host a Virtual NCDA Conference in July. More details will be made available shortly.


Finally, I want to extend my appreciation for your support and patience as the Board worked behind the scenes to navigate the ever changing COVID-19 situation. We are all dedicated to providing a quality professional development experience in a safe and secure manner. Thank you for choosing NCDA and we hope to see you soon at a future NCDA event!


Deneen Pennington
NCDA Executive Director

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