ISPA Cancels 2020 Event, Reschedules for 2021

ISPA has rescheduled its 2020 event to 2021 // Photo Credit: Sushiman/iStock/Getty Images Plus (Sushiman/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Originally slated for October 14-16, 2020 at The Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, the International Spa Association (ISPA) has postponed what was supposed to be its 30th ISPA Conference and Expo. Instead, the monumental anniversary will take place next year, from May 10-12, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.

ISPA president Lynne McNees broke the news via an email to the ISPA community. "Over time, we are faced with a multitude of challenges and adventures in life and COVID-19 is one that has led us and our industry to pause, breathe, and reset," shared McNees. "As spas prepare for and begin to thoughtfully reopen, ISPA’s main priority continues to be providing resources that will help you tackle each new phase as the economic and health landscape evolves in the weeks ahead. In order to do that and allow our community to focus on their businesses, ISPA has worked with its event partners to move this year’s 30th annual ISPA Conference & Expo to May 10-12, 2021."

The note further explains how the association is taking this extra time to re-imagine the conference and reflect to make sure it's providing the industry with what it truly needs. Additionally, since the event is moving from its traditional September/October time frame, McNees promised to keep members updated with a new timeline for registration, deadlines, and more.

More information on the 2021 event can be found at



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