TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

Amid growing concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Apra GNY is canceling ProspectCon2020 and suspending all in-person programming until further notice. All vendors and registered participants will receive refunds for their sponsorship and registration fees. 

ProspectCon2020 was scheduled to take place in an NYU facility, and effective immediately through at least March 29, NYU schools, departments, programs, and units are strongly discouraged from holding non-essential, large gatherings -- meaning those not related to core academic activities.

This decision was not made lightly, but the safety and well-being of our community remains our first priority. Over the next few weeks we will explore virtual opportunities to share the exceptional content prepared in advance of our conference.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your commitment to ProspectCon2020 and thank you for your patience while we process refunds, as the small but mighty organization that we are.

Sarah Balogh 

Director of Programming

Co-Chair, ProspectCon2020


Ashley Jayne

Director-at-Large, Apra GNY

Co-Chair, ProspectCon2020


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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020


Apra GNY is closely monitoring updates from local, national, and global public health authorities regarding COVID-19. At present, the information does not suggest that there is an imminent risk for participants, and as such, we intend to continue with ProspectCon2020 as scheduled. 


We are taking a number of preventative measures including continual sanitizing of laptops and presentation areas, and providing sanitizer throughout our rooms and event spaces. We encourage folks to share a wave or an elbow bump over a handshake, and to utilize your personal professional social media apps to connect with folks if you're uncomfortable exchanging business cards. 


We will provide links to all of the presentations and materials and to the livestream of our keynote to participants who are unable to attend due to institutional/organizational travel restrictions. As we plan to proceed with the conference, and have passed the 30-day threshold in our terms and conditions, we do not anticipate providing refunds at this time. 


As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, we are sensitive to the concerns of our members and conference participants, and will do everything we can to make all interactions safe, welcoming, and comfortable. 


If you have any questions not addressed in this statement, please feel free to send them our way and we will do our best to provide a thorough and prompt response. 


We appreciate your flexibility in these uncertain times and look forward to seeing you on March 17. 


Best regards,


Sarah Balogh 

Director of Programming

Co-Chair, ProspectCon2020


Ashley Jayne

Director-a-Large, Apra GNY

Co-Chair, ProspectCon2020


Contact Us:

P.O. Box 1105

New York, NY 10113

apragny @ gmail.com

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