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CAPCSD 2020 Conference Canceled

Message from Ann Clock Eddins, President
CAPCSD Board of Directors

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) has made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Conference, April 22-25, 2020, in the interest of safety for our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, venue staff and their families/significant others. Although we were very excited about this year’s “Unmask Your Potential” conference and all the promise that it held, the world is facing an extraordinary moment in time. The safety of the greater community is a higher priority than our planned event, and concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic require us all to care for one another and take prevention tactics.

The CAPCSD Board of Directors is extremely thankful for the many, many hours that our conference chair and planning committee, CAPCSD staff, and numerous other volunteers dedicated to planning this tremendous conference for the benefit of all our member programs.  We also acknowledge the commitment that our speakers, exhibitors and attendees made to ensure the success of our conference.  We know that the cancelation brings disappointment to us all but given the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks, CDC recommendations for limited social exposure and resulting travel restrictions, the CAPCSD Board was unanimous in the decision to cancel this event.

CAPCSD staff will process full refunds for all conference registrations. The New Orleans Marriott will cancel hotel reservations that were made in the CAPCSD hotel room block. Please note that anyone who made a reservation at another hotel or outside of the CAPCSD room block will need to contact the Marriott to cancel their reservation. We ask for your patience and understanding as the process will take some time to work through given the number of attendees.  We will make every effort to keep you updated on our progress.

Thank you all for your continued support of CAPCSD and our mission.  We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference!

Sincerely yours,

Ann Clock Eddins, Ph.D., M.B.A.
President, Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders


The CAPCSD annual conference is held in various cities across the US every spring.  Over the past 40 years, it has gained a reputation for being the leading site for collaborating, connecting and exploring issues in our field for current and future administrators in Speech and Hearing Departments across the nation.  The conference, based heavily on attendee feedback, is designed to offer sessions to inform administrators on the hot topics, whether you are a Dean, Chair, Program Director or Clinic Director.  Every year, we are pleased to offer astounding invited sessions from the leaders of the field.  In addition, the conference receives well over a hundred call-for-papers proposals, which adds to the diversity and dynamic of the available talks.  The conference layout is also arranged to create a fun and social environment, where attendees can enjoy time to network with colleagues.

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2020 Conference Information

Wednesday, April 22 - Saturday, April 25, 2020

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA

(504) 581-1000


Single/Double: $234.00
Additional Occupancy: $20.00
Suites: $750.00

2020 Conference Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 Conference

Early-Bird Conference Registration Prices (Ends Friday, March 27, 2020)

CAPCSD Member Conference Registration - $425
CAPCSD Member Pre-Conference Registration - $65

Non-member Conference Registration - $525
Non-member Pre-conference Registration - $75

Conference Registration Regular Prices (after March 27, 2020)

CAPCSD Member Conference Fee - $525
CAPCSD Member Pre-con Fee - $75

Non-member Conference Fee - $625
Non-member Pre-con Fee - $85


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