NAPP 2020 AMC and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Update as of 3/16/2020

With increasing concerns about the spread and impact of coronavirus, we want to assure you that the health and safety of NAPP attendees and participants are our top priority.

Right now, the AMC is taking place as scheduled in Chicago, IL, July 19-22, 2020. 

NAPP is actively and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 virus outbreak and will make decisions regarding the AMC that are in line with local, state and federal authorities and public health advice.  Current federal regulations prevent conferences, conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions within the United States for a group of 50 people or more until mid-May. Our AMC is more than 60 days past the guidelines.

We are also in contact with Chicago-Kent and Monday’s night event provider. Both plan to be operational at the time of AMC. Any updates will be posted here as well as emailed to all registrants and exhibitors. 

Since travel advice and entry guidelines vary from country to country, we encourage registered attendees and exhibitors to check the latest travel advice and entry guidelines for their home country and the United States before making arrangements. 

With the situation evolving rapidly, we strongly urge our attendees and exhibitors to refer to the guidelines and protocols suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, the World Health Organization, and local/state public health authorities regarding the virus. 

Meanwhile, if you have any specific event questions or are already registered and reside in a country that is impacted by travel restrictions to the United States, please contact NAPP at [email protected] or 919-230-9635.


The CDC’s standard recommendations for the general public to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene:

- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

- Stay home when you are sick.

- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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NAPP Annual Meeting & Conference 2020

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, Illinois - July 19-22, 2020