COVID-19 and Conference Updates

Communities Joined in Action National Conference Rescheduled to September 20-22, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns

After continued monitoring of evolving COVID-19 trends around the nation, it is with great sadness that we announce the CJA 2020 National Conference is cancelled. This was a difficult decision, as we had great hopes of gathering together this October. However, with nationwide reports of undue stress on businesses and communities, as well as the uncertainty of the virus’s continued impact over the coming months, we feel strongly that cancelling is necessary to both protect the public’s health and empower us all to remain committed to the CJA mission.

It is our hope that this decision will allow you — our CJA members and conference attendees — to dedicate your time and resources to remaining focused on responding to your community’s needs during this time. We look forward to gathering again in 2021 with an integrated focus on the COVID-19 response in our communities.

Save the Date:

2021 CJA National Conference

September 20-22, 2021

New Orleans, LA

What does this mean for your 2020 Conference registration?

Unpaid registrations will be cancelled on your behalf with no additional action required on your part.

Registrations that have been paid for will automatically be applied to the 2021 CJA National Conference, with no additional action required on your part. Because we expect 2021 registration prices to increase, we are pleased to offer this service so that you may lock-in the lower 2020 price. As an added benefit, you will also receive VIP amenities at the 2021 conference.

If for any reason you do not wish for your existing registration to be applied to the 2021 dates, we are happy to accommodate. Please email sondrias@texashealthinstitute.org with your preference of the options below:

  1. Donate your Refund. This is a great opportunity to further support CJA’s mission to connect and equip communities with tools to improve health equity and well-being. Your donation will also include:
    1. Automatic individual-level CJA membership through 2021, which includes a discounted member-only rate on 2021 registration (total $250 value). This can be used for yourself or gifted to another individual. Visit our website for a detailed overview of membership benefits.
    2. Virtual lunch-n-learn hosted by the CJA President, Quentin Moore (date and time to be determined).
  2. Cancel your Registration. You may cancel your registration for a full refund.

We thank you for your support of CJA and for all you are doing to flatten the curve. We look forward to sharing more details about the 2021 Conference in the future.

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