"Thank you for your continued interest and support of our Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 conference due to COVID-19-related travel and event restrictions, including the significant number of participants who have already informed us that they would not likely be permitted to attend.
We do not plan to convert the conference to a virtual event. While there is certainly a lot of great information being shared via videoconference today, the Jump$tart NEC is a lot more than just its presentations. We like to think of the NEC as a shared experience, where educators, resource providers, and others not only come to learn, but to interact and enjoy each other’s company, often forming bonds that last for years.
So, rather than offer an event that doesn’t allow us to show appreciation for sponsors, exhibitors, partners and educators, in the manner that we usually do, we’re asking all participants to stay home, stay safe, and plan to join us in 2021.
Now, that doesn’t mean you won’t hear from us until next year! In fact, while we’re not planning a virtual conference, we are working on something special that would give our exhibitors and partners the opportunity to connect with more than 500 educators. We hope that piques your interest and we’ll be in touch soon!" - Jump$tart Coalition