UPDATE April 23, 2020

ACUP+ 2020 Conference Cancelled

ACUP+ holds the health and safety of our members, sponsors, and community to be of utmost importance.  It is with this priority in mind that the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 annual conference.

Registration and sponsor fees may be refunded or rolled over to the 2021 conference to be held in Vancouver, Washington, April 11 – April 15.  Please notify Jennifer Bowers at jennifer.bowers@acup-edu.org if you will need a refund prior to May 30, otherwise your registration fee will be rolled over for the 2021 conference.

Although we won’t be together in person this year, the ACUP+ Committees are at work to develop a series of webinars and virtual meetings through the summer and fall months. Schedule dates and times for these educational opportunities will be announced soon.   We are also planning a virtual awards ceremony to honor those winning entries sent in for 2020.

ACUP+ is wishing the best for you and yours during these challenging times.  Stay well and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming ACUP+ virtual events and in person at our 2021 conference!

UPDATE March 12, 2020

Postponed - New Dates: June 28 - July 2

ACUP+ has secured new dates for our 2020 conference with the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln, NE. The new dates will be Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2, 2020. We realize the COVID-19 situation is very uncertain and fluid. We hope in the next several months there will be clarity and containment of this virus.

Your registration for the conference with ACUP+: You will not need to re-register for the new the dates, all existing registrations will be moved and honored. If you need to cancel due to schedule conflicts please contact Jennifer at ACUP+.

Your booked hotel room: You must cancel your existing hotel reservation. Refer to your reservation confirmation for the hotel’s room cancellation policy to avoid unwanted credit card charges. Call the Embassy Suites at 402-474-1111. A new reservation portal for room reservation with the new dates is on on our website at the Conference Travel Tab.

Your airline ticket: Most major airlines will change your dates of travel, some may charge a change fee but many at this time are waiving that fee. Check with your airline for options.

We appreciate your support as we all move through the current situation as it represents a significant interruption of normal business practice nationally as well as internationally.  ACUP+ is a community and in these difficult times we need to come together in the full spirit of the phrase, “support one another”. We hope you will be able to join us in person in June.

UPDATE March 11, 2020

A message to all ACUP+ attendees and our valued sponsors,

The ACUP Board of Directors wants its attendees and sponsor representatives to have a good ACUP+ 2020 conference experience. Your health and safety is of utmost concern to us, and as mentioned in our previous announcement we have been monitoring COVID-19 situation very closely. It has become apparent that travel restrictions are being put into place by many companies and educational institutions for safety and to minimize the spread of this virus during our public health emergency.

With that in mind the Board of Directors has determined it is best for the welfare of the ACUP+ family that we postpone our 2020 conference.  We are presently working with the Embassy Suites hotel in Lincoln to determine a new date for our event. We will be back in touch with you in the next few days with additional information and our new conference date. Please allow us time to work through this fluid situation so we can provide up-to-date information to assist you in schedule changes.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these important logistics that affect us all.

Robert Donahue, ACUP+ President

ACUP+ Board of Directors Monitors the COVID-19 Virus

The ACUP Board of Directors wants its attendees and sponsor representatives to have a good ACUP+ 2020 conference experience. Your health and safety is of the utmost concern to us. At this time, given the best evidence available from the Centers for Disease Control, ACUP+ is proceeding with business as usual at the ACUP+ 2020 conference. We will proactively provide you updated information as needed. We are in contact with the Embassy Suites Lincoln to stay up to date on developments and advice from local authorities and to prepare the venue for the health and safety of all attendees. We will communicate as needed through our WHOVA conference app and website to provide links to latest information from city, state, and federal authorities.

Meanwhile, CDC officials say the best practices for preventing or containing the spread of the common flu are also effective in preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19. For prevention and other information, you may wish to check the CDC website for the latest information about COVID-19. 

A Statement From the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska

Hilton Corporation, Atrium Hospitality (our owner/operator) and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department are closely monitoring  COVID-19 and are providing us with regular updates on the situation.  The well-being of Hilton's guests and Team Members is our highest priority, and we remain diligent in our commitment to provide a safe, hospitable environment for all who visit our properties. We are closely monitoring updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from local and international health authorities, and encourage our guests to do the same. We understand your concern about your upcoming event planned at Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln. Hilton is committed to working with you to ensure the execution of a successful event. Atrium Hospitality (our parent company) has set up a communication network and a website on our Intranet for all hotel properties to stay up-to-date on the Covid-19 situation.  As of now, we are continuing business as usual with heightened focus on personal hygiene and employee/guest education.


Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department ~ statement

Center For Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel information and alerts

World Health Organization planning recommendations for mass gatherings

Johns Hopkins University live tracker

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