As of January 14, 2022, we have updated our protocols and policies to the below. We reserve the right to make modifications at any time given the changing nature of the current global pandemic.


It’s been nearly three years since we’ve been together as an afterschool community at NAA Convention. We’ve missed gathering with you and look forward to welcoming you back. NAA plans to hold an in-person convention that promotes health and safety and provides participants with high-quality learning and networking. Things may look a little bit different this year, but one thing remains the same – being part of NAA Convention is to be part of an incredible experience and community.

The  NAA Team is actively tracking the emerging news and science around the new Omicron variant. We will continue to monitor and adjust our plans and health protocols as necessary. NAA continues to monitor guidelines for health safety measures from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nevada and Clark County. NAA will follow applicable federal, state and local laws, adapting NAA22 plans accordingly and sharing updates with you and other NAA audiences. We are working closely with the convention host location and if they adjust their plans, we will communicate that as well.

The afterschool community needs to come together to renew and recharge and values meeting in-person. We want to offer this much needed opportunity and at the same time be part of the solution to what’s happening with COVID-19. For that reason, we’re following a Nevada health district campaign which supports CDC recommendations and offers four simple steps that can make a huge difference in slowing the spread and impact of  COVID-19. Those steps are Mask Up, Back Up, Wash Up, Vax Up.

The details below are just some of the precautions we are planning for NAA22. We will continue to evaluate and expand our health and safety protocols as medical recommendations evolve, and will update this page in accordance so you know what to expect when you arrive in Las Vegas for NAA22.  

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Participants, presenters, and exhibitors should review the information to help ensure NAA22 will be a safe environment.

During Registration

Participants, speakers, and exhibitors must attest to being fully vaccinated according to the CDC definition. This means attesting to having received the primary COVID-19 vaccine series that consists of:

  • A 2-dose series of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or

  • A single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine)

Note: Booster doses are recommended, but NOT required.

Before You Leave Home

  • Ensure you have a hard copy or digital version of your vaccine card.

  • Get your COVID-19 booster shot.

  • Get your flu shot.

  • Stock up on masks and make sure you put them in your suitcase.

  • Take a COVID-19 test prior to departing to Las Vegas.

  • Be prepared to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC for travel.


Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

  • All participants, speakers, and exhibitors must be prepared to show documented proof of the fully-vaccinated status attested to during registration. Acceptable  documentation includes a hard copy or digital version of your vaccine card. 

  • All should also carry proof of their fully vaccinated status each day while participating in Convention.


  • Masks are required indoors at the event location. NAA participants will be required to wear masks as follows:

    • ​In exhibit booths and indoor exhibit facilities.

    • In conference and general session rooms.

    • There may be some exceptions for speakers.

  • Masks are optional when outside. 

At the Convention Site  

The NAA22 Convention host site, Caesars Palace, currently has these health and safety protocols in place.

     Physical Distancing

  • Chairs will be set to allow physical distancing. We will follow appropriate guidelines and ask that participants, speakers, and exhibi help maintain the spacing.

  • Meeting rooms and executive suite participants will be asked to follow show rules and local guidance with respect to physical distancing. 

  • The width of many aisles in the Learning Expo have been increased to help with physical distancing.

  • The public areas and entry points at the venue will respect physical distancing.

     Food and Beverage

  • Food and beverage stations at NAA22 will follow health and safety precautions including adequate spacing to promote physical distancing.

     Healthy Practices

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout NAA22 to encourage frequent hand sanitization. 

  • We will encourage best practices for participants, presenters, and exhibitors that include avoiding shaking hands.

This is just a sample of the initiatives currently underway – others are under consideration. As the Convention approaches, we will continue to provide updates to participants, presenters and exhibitors.

Your safe return to your families and communities is of utmost importance.


Coming soon!


Below are some recommendations and considerations as you begin to plan your NAA22 exhibit experience: 

  • Communicate the proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement to your staff as all participants, support staff and exhibitor staff will need to attest to and be prepared to show proof of vaccination. 

  • Ensure your exhibit space has plenty of hand sanitizer that is visible and easily accessible. 

  • Ensure your exhibit design can accommodate proper social distancing. This includes designated entrances and exits, one directional traffic flow within your booth and socially distanced seating, if applicable.

  • Frequent space/product cleaning including regular disinfecting surfaces and wiping down high-touch items. 

Thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to NAA22 in March. 


View the Code of Conduct policy here.


  • Cancellations after January 21, are NON-REFUNDABLE. If applicable, substitutions are welcome for an administrative fee.

  • CHECK and/or CREDIT CARD payments are refundable (less a processing charge of 15% per registration) when written notice of cancellation is received on or before January 21, 2022.

  • Request cancellation by emailing notice to indicating your name, organization, and phone number in the body of the email.

  • Caesars Palace Hotel Reservations:

  • Cancel your travel  reservations by directly contacting the carrier.