Chicago Conference 2020 cancelled

Dear PPA Membership,

Due to the Coronavirus and the effect it is having on the entire world the PPA Conference that was to be held in Chicago September 5-6 has been cancelled.

We cannot proceed with plans for a conference we cannot guarantee due to the tremendous expense to your health and the expense that would be incurred by the PPA.

The hotel is considering this cancellation an “Act of God” so we will not incur expenses by cancelling. They are also cancelling our room block at the hotel. However, for those of you who have made reservations I suggest you call and MAKE SURE your rooms are cancelled at the Swissotel at +1 312 565 0565

The PPA is profoundly sorry and we hope to be able to reschedule another conference later that will be convenient to our Midwest membership. There is absolutely no way anyone could have predicted this outcome.

I know some of you have paid the $25 reservation fee for the conference. I need to know whether you want this $25 refunded to you or given as a donation to the PPA for future efforts.

Please know the PPA will continue to stay in touch with you about future plans. We also encourage you to access our Coronavirus website at and also our PPA site at

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay well!