COVID-19 Update

June 25, 2020

ASPE continues to monitor the ever-changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members and attendees. 

While the ASPE Convention & Expo is still a few months away, our preparedness plans are evolving daily in accordance to updated guidance on COVID-19. Our ASPE team is taking precautions and proactively running contingency scenarios in order for us to provide our event in New Orleans. We will continue to follow any protocols that are outlined by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Federal, state and city guidelines. Absent federal travel restrictions and/or local, state, or regional decisions to close venues, ASPE Convention & Expo will not cancel the meeting at this time.

We are in communication with the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans & Company (convention bureau), hotels and other providers to get clarity on their specific plans and implementations. Appropriate actions will take place with each organization.

Please continue to visit this page for updates.

We understand you may have many questions and concerns about the upcoming ASPE Convention & Expo. Based on the current information provided, we have included some FAQ to hopefully help in your decision-making process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center which will host the ASPE Convention & Expo has produce a Health & Safety guideline. Please click on link for more information.

The 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo will be using the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s first aid station. First aid staff are trained to recognize COVID-19 symptoms and refer potential cases to the appropriate medical facilities. The first aid station will be staffed during 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo show operating hours.

Each hotel in the official 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo  block has their own hotel policy. Please contact the hotel where you made your reservation for specific details. 

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing. A full refund, less a $85 administration fee will be made if written notice is postmarked by August 12, 2020. Sorry, no refunds on CEU credits or special event tickets issued after August 12, 2020. All refunds will be issued no later than thirty days after the Convention and Exposition. Transfer of registration to another person within your company may be done at any time without penalty, and due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the event the 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo must be cancelled due to imposed restrictions (e.g., government guidance on COVID-19), ASPE will contact you to determine if you may want a full refund or transfer to potential online registration for the Convention & EXPO. Any other update refund or cancellation may be determined at a later date.

When you book your stay through our official ASPE Housing partner, Experient, most hotels will allow you the flexibility to cancel your room(s) up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty. You must book through the ASPE Show’s official housing company, Experient for these and other protections to apply. Rooms booked outside of the ASPE Show housing block are not protected by our agreements. If you have questions regarding the hotel cancellation policy, please contact ASPE Housing at 800-967-8852 or email to

All collected registration information is always protected and never distributed. Your company may receive unsolicited emails claiming untrue information about our event and that they have our show list with specific attendee information and the offer to buy the entire list. These are bogus claims. Do not pay for a list marketed as an ASPE Convention & Expo list.