NACA 2020 Conference Cancellation FAQs

Is the NACA 2020 Conference in Reno Canceled?

Yes. We are very disappointed to announce that the 2020 National Animal Care & Control Conference, initially scheduled for October 7-9, 2020, is canceled. Many factors, including COVID-19, led us to this determination, but the safety of all involved was the guiding principle.

Where can I get more information about NACA’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Please visit our COVID-19 website ( for full details on our guiding principles, resources, and additional information.

Will the Conference be rescheduled?

Yes. The new date is Sept. 20-24, 2021, also in Reno at the Grand Sierra Hotel.

 Will NACA have a Virtual Conference?

We have begun researching options that would include a virtual conference or webinar, and we will keep you informed about those possibilities. Updates will be placed on our conference webpage at

I was planning on earning my required CEU credits in Reno. What are my options??

NACA will follow up shortly with additional information on future online learning opportunities that will facilitate the same high level of professional development for animal control officers and the animal welfare profession. Please visit for additional information and updates.

 I’m an exhibitor or sponsor. What are my options for credits or refunds?

A member of our sales team will personally reach out to you to explain your options. They can also be reached at

I have already booked a hotel room in Reno. Will the hotel refund me?

NACA did not open the official room block, so if you made a reservation, you will need to cancel that reservation directly with the hotel or booking service.

I have already made my travel arrangements. What do I do about these tickets or fees?

Please refer to the airline carrier and/or train ticket policies regarding any cancellation fees associated with your flight. NACA is not responsible, nor can we inter-or supersede any policies or practices of transportation authorities.

I was a presenter for the 2020 NACA Annual Conference in Reno. Does this mean my session will automatically be accepted to the 2021 NACA Annual Conference?

No. NACA appreciates the time, effort, and talents of our presenters who were preparing to deliver exceptional content at the 2020 event. Our conference committee sets rules for presenters annually based on the goals of the particular NACA Leadership and the content areas that are of focus for next year. We encourage you to look at next year’s submission process and revise your content to align with the new learning outcomes and focus areas. The 2021 process to select presenters will be updated on our conference website at

Will NACA have Annual Awards for 2020?

Yes. We are exploring a way to celebrate our outstanding members and other honorees in 2020. Please stay tuned for more details of our celebration plans, to come together and honor those whom we were planning to honor at our 2020 conference. Announcements will be made through our monthly newsletters and updated on our conference page at

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