The 2020 SITE Annual Conference has been Cancelled   

Dear SITE members,

It is with the deepest regret I announce SITE’s decision to cancel our upcoming 2020 annual conference. As you can imagine, as SITE President, I looked forward to experiencing this event with you in New Orleans. Given the changing circumstances, high health risks, and travel restrictions, I am confident your SITE board members and staff have made a proper and responsible decision.  

Earlier this year, we released the Presidential Spring 2020 message, framed by the theme of the 2020 conference – “Learn and Lead in the Big Easy.” A couple of months later, the entire world – populations living on six continents – are engaged with the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. We at SITE, like many other organizations, are following the guidelines implemented by our state and local officials. Our thoughts and hearts are with those who are impacted by these events and their families.

To all of our attendees, Train the Trainer participants, exhibitors and sponsors who were planning to attend, we apologize for the inconvenience this cancellation has caused and will offer full refunds for all paid registration fees. SITE is diligently processing a large volume of refunds and anticipate the refunds to be processed after June 1, 2020. Exhibit and Sponsorship fees will be refunded as well.

The JW Marriott New Orleans has cancelled all reservations made under SITE’s room reservation block. A cancellation notice was sent to the email address used when making the reservation. In the event you did not receive a cancellation notice, or you made your hotel reservations outside the SITE reservation block, you are encouraged to contact JW Marriott New Orleans directly at (504) 525-6500.

SITE is working hard to provide more virtual opportunities to stay connected with you!  I had the pleasure to be interviewed recently by Patrick Wraight and with Past President, Sandra Colley on SITE’s Podcast. We kicked-off the Podcast by sharing available opportunities to connect with members, learning trends, technology, and professional development. Please stay connected and look for available opportunities to join virtual roundtables, webinars, podcasts and virtual Key-Speakers.

I hope by next year we will continue our education work in-person and explore the leading-edge opportunities to build on our professional development and achievements.

SITE is a member-run, not-for-profit organization that exists to serve its members, so I cannot thank you enough for the contributions and valued expertise you have shared with SITE.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SITE Office at (850) 205-5635 or [email protected].

Speaker Questions: Please contact Shelly Joines at (850) 205-5634 or [email protected]

JW Marriott New Orleans Hotel Reservation Questions/Cancellation: (504) 525-6500


Larry Nicholson, MBA, MS-RMI
SITE President