The International SPA Association (ISPA) has decided to cancel the April ISPA Talent Symposium and Resource Partner Summit, which was to be held in Santa Barbara, CA. The increasing number of travel restrictions implemented by member organizations and the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in California led to the decision to cancel. The event was set for April 14-15 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA, and will not be rescheduled. However, ISPA is developing a plan to deliver the Talent Symposium’s key messages and resources tied to workforce challenges at the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo, which will be held October 14-16 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD. “While we are tremendously disappointed to cancel the inaugural ISPA Talent Symposium and Resource Partner Summit, the health and safety of our attendees remain our highest priority,” says Lynne McNees, president of ISPA. “We will continue to identify innovative ways to help our members create successful talent strategies leading up to the ISPA Conference & Expo in October."
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