Dear ACTE NPS Ag Ed Track Participant:
As you know, due to travel restrictions on many of our NPS participants because of the COVID-19 virus and due to the need to mitigate the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus, ACTE has made the most difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Policy Seminar. NAAE has made similar decisions this week regarding national meetings we had scheduled. During this time of uncertainty surrounding the virus, we must do all we can to keep ourselves healthy and to keep our family members, friends, and colleagues healthy as well.
Even though we have cancelled our sleeping room contract at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C Hotel, it is imperative that you cancel your specific sleeping room reservations.
If you made hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C Hotel, please call (877) 685-5593 and request that your hotel sleeping room reservation be cancelled. Let me be very clear, NAAE is not cancelling your sleeping room reservations for you; if you booked your own sleeping room reservations, you must cancel your own sleeping room reservations.
Likewise, if you booked airline tickets to travel to and from the National Policy Seminar, you need to contact the airline and cancel your airline tickets. Some of the airlines are refunding the cost of the tickets; others are giving credit for the cancelled tickets that can be redeemed for future air travel. (Some of these credits may only be good for one year … so please understand clearly what your airlines communicates with you.)
As ACTE has communicated to us, they will issue a refund for the NPS registration fee. If NAAE covered your registration fee, we assume ACTE will reimburse NAAE. But, if you do receive a reimbursement from ACTE that should have come to NAAE, please simply reimburse that amount to NAAE.
Should you have questions, feel free to communicate directly with me or with our meeting professional, Sarah Warren.
Thanks very much … and please do all you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this time.