Notice of Palm Springs Cancellation

In the interest of our global community, the 2020 AASECT Annual Conference in Palm Springs will not go on as planned. We will miss seeing you in Palm Springs this June, but look forward to meeting in person at the AASECT 2021 Annual Conference in Tampa, FL.

These are difficult times and we appreciate the extraordinary challenges you face as educators, counselors and therapists helping to prepare your communities in response to the pandemic. Your work is of vital importance — especially now. Although it is disappointing to have to forgo our in-person meeting, the safety and health of our attendees, staff, and Palm Spring residents have been our primary concerns. At this point, we are fervently hoping that the impact of the virus will be as light as possible. We sorely regret the illness and fatalities of so many already. Please protect yourselves and others to the best of your abilities.

If there is anything we can do to help or you have any questions about our meeting plans, please contact us at

Those who have already registered for the conference have two options:

1. You can apply all registration fees paid for the AASECT 2020 Conference to the AASECT 2021 Conference, taking place on June 10 – 13 at the J.W. Marriott in Tampa, FL. These fees will be considered payment in full for the conference, and registrants will not be expected to pay any fee increase for the 2021 Conference if there should be one next year. If you registered for a full or half day pre-conference workshop, that payment can be applied to a full or half day pre-conference workshop next year. If you select this option, you don’t need to do anything. AASECT staff will be taking care of transferring this for you. You will receive a new registration confirmation in the coming months.

2. You can opt out of applying your registration fee to next year and instead choose to have your registration and any pre-con fees refunded in full. If you would like a full refund, please complete this refund requestPlease note, the refund process is manual for each attendee, and AASECT staff will be working as quickly as possible to issue these refunds.

Please note – all attendees are responsible for canceling their own travel arrangements and confirming cancellation of any hotel accommodations. Call the reservation center at +1 888-538-9459 to speak with a representative.