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January 22-24, 2021

ESPA Annual Conference

ESPA 2021 Annual Conference

January 22-24, 2021
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

To our members: We are currently reviewing various resources (local and CDC) and member response surrounding COVID-19, including polling our membership to gauge both personal comfort with travel as well as having a better understanding on company travel or budget restrictions. As you know the environment is changing on an ongoing basis, and we want to map out a direction with the Conference that is in the best interest of all involved. Thank you for your patience and we welcome any feedback you may have.

Want to join our planning committee or present a topic? Email

For those of you who missed the 2020 Conference in Denver, Colorado, we invite you to review our conference web site which describes the education and networking attendees enjoyed on January 10-12.

Now is the time to plan and budget to attend in 2021!

• Registration fees are not yet finalized for 2021, but for reference, the 2020 Conference early individual registration rate was $685.

• The group rate at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is $159.

We will have great sessions for maximum interactivity and discussion among members! Look for ample breakout opportunities to find the right session for your interests. Again in 2021: A leadership track with sessions custom planned for the interests and needs of attendees at Associate Director level and higher.

ESPA offers valuable continuing education credits! As a CMP Preferred Provider, our aim is to make the earning of credits seamless for you! Sessions are pending approval from the Events Industry Council and will be noted on the schedule once approved.

Again this year we will have opportunities for people in similar disciplines to network together – Small, medium, large CVB, Center and Hotels – as well as great common spaces for one-on-one networking and meeting new services friends. Mobile workshops will take you out of the classroom for interactive learning.

Check back soon to learn what our community support initiative will be in 2021!

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