March 12, 2020
Dear NAEO 2020 Annual Conference Attendees, Speakers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors:
After careful consideration, the NAEO Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2020 NAEO Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
Quite simply, the safety of our members and their families is of paramount importance. With the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19 and increasing travel bans by our member companies, we have concluded that it is neither safe nor practical to move forward with the NAEO Annual Conference at this time.
NAEO is working on plans to postpone the conference to a later date. We do not have a definitive date yet but will keep everyone informed as it is decided.
We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the NAEO Conference Committee for the incredible efforts they have invested in the NAEO 2020 Annual Conference.
Attendee registration fees can be refunded or transferred to the next NAEO Conference. Please click this link to indicate your preference. We ask for your patience as we process your refund, given this unprecedented event for NAEO.
You will not be reimbursed for your travel expenses. We suggest you contact your airline and request a refund. If they are unwilling to grant a full refund, they may be willing to reschedule you for another flight in the future.
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will be canceling all room reservations made through the NAEO room block. You will receive an email notifying you of the cancellation. If you booked your room at the Sheraton outside of the NAEO room block, you will need to contact them directly at 504-525-2500 to cancel. If any attendee still wishes to travel they will need to re-book a room. If you are staying at another hotel, you must contact them directly to cancel.
Sponsor and exhibitor fees can be refunded or transferred to the next NAEO Conference. Please click this link to indicate your preference. We ask for your patience as we process your refund, given this unprecedented event for NAEO.
For those who shipped packages, they are being held at the hotel’s FedEx office. Please call the office at 504-522-9378 to have your package returned. All packages will be returned to the sender at no charge.
On behalf of the entire NAEO Board of Directors, volunteers and staff, we cannot thank you enough for your ongoing and inspiring dedication to this great organization. We will weather this storm and come back even stronger.
NAEO Board of Directors