Dear NACA members & conference attendees:

Numerous stories about your courage and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to inspire us. The NACA Board wants to thank each of you for the many untold ways you have cared for animals, coworkers, and your communities while also working to keep your families and friends safe.

After much deliberation, the NACA Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the NACA Conference and Expo Scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2020 in Reno. The new date is Sept. 20-24, 2021, also in Reno at the Grand Sierra Hotel. Many factors led us to this determination and the safety of all involved is the guiding principle. As the conference planning team continued its discussions, it became apparent that the health of attendees, the support of sponsors, the viability of travel for speakers and attendees all were in question.

We have begun researching options that would include a virtual conference or webinar and we will keep you informed about those possibilities. We know that the animal care and control industry is affected when training is depleted. We want to explore every avenue to continue to provide opportunities that contribute to the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.

We recognize you will have questions: Please visit our FAQ document at and share the information among your colleagues.

When look forward to the day it is safe for all of us to gather again.

Thank you for all you do.


Janeé Boswell
Conference Committee Chair
National Animal Care and Control Association