The NATS leadership and staff have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. Based on a variety of factors that have been examined, it has become clear that we are unable to hold an on-site conference as planned in Knoxville, Tennessee. The good news is that we have been in conversation with many of our presenters, sponsors, and other supporters this week and we will convert our planned event to the 2020 NATS National Virtual Conference, June 24-30. Have no doubt it will be our BEST Virtual Conference EVER! Live sessions? Yes! Recorded sessions? Yep! Opportunities for virtual coffee and conversation? Definitely. Reunions? You betcha. Opening ceremonies? Mhmm. Pre-conference workshops? Can’t wait! Singing “An die Musik”? Of course!
We are grateful for our professional community, your understanding, and your concern that our event be held safely. Your board of directors met earlier this week and heartily endorsed this concept and we are rapidly moving to reformat the conference while also doing our best to create as much community atmosphere as possible. We are excited to share with you our revised program as soon as we can confirm all our plans, reformat our website, and put all the elements in place.
We may be physically at a distance but the NATS spirit of community will ensure we are Together-Apart. When communities experience a crisis, we need the arts more than ever.
If you are already registered for the conference, you will receive communication soon about the process for refunding your registration fee. We are currently working through this process and appreciate your patience.
If you are just visiting this page for the very first time we invite you to peruse the program links below and get excited about the wealth of content that will be brought directly to you virtually this summer.
Our conferences are a treasured event for our community and we look forward to gathering together to celebrate all things singing. Stay tuned for more information coming soon. In the meantime view our video announcement HERE.