CAALA Members and Affiliates:

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our CAALA Community. As circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have been changing daily, one thing has become certain: It is impossible for CAALA to hold our traditional Las Vegas Convention this year.

In addition to the obvious health concerns, social distancing requirements and capacity limits on gatherings would seriously diminish the CAALA Vegas experience that our attendees have come to expect.

The final decision to not hold our signature event in 2020 wasn’t an easy one. We wanted to be absolutely certain that if we did proceed, we could do so safely. We tried repeatedly and failed to receive adequate assurances from the Wynn that they could fully accommodate the CDC Safety recommendations. After exhausting those attempts, we concluded we could not proceed. Ultimately the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, staff, and volunteers led us to the decision that foregoing this year’s convention was the only responsible option. CAALA knows that many stakeholders are involved in making CAALA Vegas a “must-attend” event and we thank everyone for their patience and support.

If you registered for the Convention through the CAALA web site, your registration will be cancelled, and a full refund of your registration fees will be made by CAALA.

If you booked your hotel room through the Wynn Resort registration system, the Wynn will cancel your reservation for you and automatically refund any deposit you made.

To those sponsors who made contractual payments to CAALA, you will receive a full and immediate refund of those payments.

We all look forward to a time when we can meet again in person. But meanwhile, CAALA’s Program Chairs and staff are using their creativity and imagination to develop virtual programs that will exceed your expectations.

Thank you for being part of the CAALA Community. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during these unprecedented times.

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