NEHA 2020 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition

AEC Cancellation ImageNEHA 2020 AEC Canceled

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has closely monitored developments of the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception earlier this year. After careful deliberation, the NEHA Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 84th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition scheduled for July 13–16 in New York City. We prioritize the health of our members, attendees, partners, presenters, contractors, students, and staff over all other concerns.

“For the first time in our 83-year history we will be unable to gather face-to-face to celebrate our environmental health unsung heroes,” said Dr. David Dyjack, NEHA Executive Director. “We are desperately needed in communities everywhere to assist in a return to normalcy. Let our science drive the recovery and resiliency of our communities and let us share our lessons learned the next time we meet at the 2021 AEC in Spokane, Washington.”

View announcement from Dr. David Dyjack, NEHA executive director

All NEHA 2020 AEC conference registrations, preconference workshop registrations and special event registrations will automatically be refunded according to the schedule below. Full registration refunds will be made based on when NEHA received the most recent payment. Once your registration cancellation is processed, you will receive confirmation via e-mail. You do not need to contact NEHA to initiate the refund process.

Registration Refund Details

  • If your most recent payment to us was received before December 31, 2019, you will be refunded by April 30, 2020.
  • If your most recent payment to us was received between January 1 - February 29, 2020, you will be refunded by May 31, 2020.
  • If your most recent payment to us was received between March 1 - April 30, 2020, you will be refunded by June 30, 2020.
  • If your registration payment was made via credit card, the refund will be returned to that same credit card.
  • If your registration payment was made via check, the refund will be returned with a check mailed to the main address listed on your MyNEHA account.
  • If your registration payment was not yet submitted and you have an open invoice on your account, this invoice will be canceled and removed from your account.
  • If your registration payment was made by your employer, the refund will be made directly to your employer.
  • If you would like to transfer your NEHA 2020 AEC registration fee to NEHA 2021 AEC in Spokane, WA or donate your registration fee to the NEHA general fund to assist NEHA in offsetting the significant cost of canceling the conference, please email Staff@neha.org.
  • If you purchased a membership with your registration, you will be contacted by our Membership Department about processing your refund. We would like you to consider retaining your membership to support the operations of our organization.
  • If you made a donation to NEHA with your registration, thank you.  A letter has already been provided to you as a tax receipt, so your donation will not be refunded.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We deeply appreciate and are indebted to everyone who contributed their resources, time, and hard work in support of the 2020 AEC planning phases. We look forward to seeing you next year in Spokane!

Read NEHA’s AEC Cancellation News Release

AEC Cancellation Image

NEHA 2020 AEC Canceled

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has closely monitored developments of the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception earlier this year. After careful deliberation, the NEHA Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 84th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition scheduled for July 13–16 in New York City. We prioritize the health of our members, attendees, partners, presenters, contractors, students, and staff over all other concerns.

NEHA 2020 AEC Exhibitors and Sponsors will have a choice of receiving a full refund, transferring funds to the NEHA 2021 AEC or utilizing the funds for other NEHA marketing opportunities. Due to a sold out exhibit hall and carefully selected sponsorships, many exhibitors and sponsors have expressed their desire to transfer all purchases to the NEHA 2021 AEC. Exhibitors and Sponsors will receive a separate follow-up email outlining the exhibitor and sponsor options and refund policy. Please contact Soni Fink at SFink@neha.org if you have additional questions. 

Read NEHA’s AEC Cancellation News Release