National Leadership Conference | COVID-19 Resource Center

After careful deliberation and with a very heavy heart, the BPA Board of Trustees has cancelled the 2020 National Leadership Conference.

Over the past few days, the respiratory illness COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become more of a national and global focus as new cases have been identified. We rely on good public health information and are staying up-to-date on what is shared regarding the coronavirus through various means of communication, including information posted on the website, so that we may address the health and safety concerns of our members.

On the evening of Thursday, March 12th, Governor Lawrence Hogan issued an executive order indefinitely prohibiting large gatherings and events within the state of Maryland. Based on this order and all other relevant information gathered, the National Board of Trustees convened an emergency meeting to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Leadership Conference.

Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and we realize the disappointment that this decision will cause for so many who worked hard throughout the membership year to earn the opportunity to attend NLC. However, there is no greater importance than the health and safety of our student and advisor members.

The BPA experience is a year-round, lifelong learning experience, and the national staff and Board of Trustees are committed to celebrating and showcasing the skills and success of our members. Please continue to stay connected with us through this site, as well as through social media, for additional information as it becomes available.

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Please refer to the documents listed below for more information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) and information on how to identify symptoms and potentially stop the spread of the virus.