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NLBMDA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference
March 23 - 25, 2020 | Washington, D.C. | Westin City Center Hotel


After careful consideration, dialogue with key stakeholders and legal counsel, as well as considerable evaluation of the evolving concerns surrounding COVID-19, the NLBMDA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, scheduled to take place March 23 – 25 in Washington, DC. This was an extremely difficult decision and one that the board did not take lightly.

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in mounting concern over health safety, along with increased travel advisories and government health warnings. The DC Mayor’s Office issued a health advisory this week recommending that non-essential gatherings, including conferences and conventions, be postponed or cancelled through March 31. In addition, the U.S. Capitol announced yesterday that it is closed to the public until April 1. With this information and directive, it became clear that the most responsible path forward is to cancel.

NLBMDA will be sharing more information regarding registration fees and sponsorships in the coming weeks. We encourage anyone who has booked hotel room reservations at the Westin City Center Hotel to contact the hotel immediately to inform them of your changed travel plans.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at

Jonathan M. Paine, CAE
NLBMDA President & CEO 

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