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Cancellation Notice

Dear Summer Institute Registrant:

Each year CASAS holds the National Summer Institute to provide adult educators with the opportunity to participate in training workshops, learn best practices, and network with colleagues by sharing professional experience and knowledge.

This year is of particular significance as it is our 40-year anniversary and we had hoped to celebrate that milestone with you. However, in consultation with our Board of Directors and organization leadership, and following state and local policy regarding large-group gatherings, we are cancelling this year’s Summer Institute scheduled June 23 to 25 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel in Garden Grove, California.

The COVID-19 outbreak has initiated unavoidable shelter-in-place orders, social distancing policies, and travel bans from large and small organizations. It is with all developments, and our desire to keep everyone safe and healthy, that we made this decision.

Cancellation Options

We are providing registrants with two options:

  1. Request a full refund of your registration fee (including lab fees) by emailing no later than May 31, 2020.
  2. Do nothing and have your 2020 registration fee (including lab fees) automatically be applied to the 2021 Summer Institute.

Hotel and Air Accommodations

If you reserved a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency, CASAS will cancel your reservation. If you have made a reservation at another hotel, you will need to cancel that reservation.

You may need to cancel an airline reservation, but please note that most airlines have relaxed their cancellation policies to accommodate travelers at this unprecedented time.

New Webinars and No-Cost Workshops and Trainings

CASAS continues to offer informative webinars on a variety of topics of interest to adult educators. Please check for our webinar schedule. We also offer many facilitated online training workshops and self-paced training modules that cover many topics – all at no cost and available 24/7. Please visit

We would like to thank you for your support of Summer Institute and your commitment to adult education. We hope to see you at the 2021 National Summer Institute, June 15 to 17, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Until then, please stay safe and healthy.


Discover, Connect, Advance!

The CASAS Summer Institute is always exciting, enlightening, and motivating. The Institute continues to be the nation’s leading professional development event for adult educators and training professionals.

Join us in 2021 and hear from leaders in adult education and workforce development. Exchange ideas and best practices as we work together to increase educational and economic opportunities for our nation’s most-in-need and hardest-to-serve youth and adults. 

Our more than 100 interactive sessions, workshops, and panel discussions offer in-depth instruction and leading-edge technical training to enhance your professional growth. The knowledge you gain is a substantial return on investment that benefits both you and your entire organization.

SI-2019-ParticipantsMore Reasons to Attend the Summer Institute 2021!

  • Explore the many features of online testing with CASAS eTests
  • Discover how to best use data to ensure program improvement and learner success
  • Gain innovative and comprehensive practical strategies focused on improving learning outcomes
  • Learn about integrated education and training co-enrollment models that accelerate learning and achieve success outcomes

Who Should Attend the Summer Institute?

  • Educators (administrators, coordinators, instructors, support staff)
  • Workforce development professionals
  • Business and industry representatives
  • State-level personnel (adult education directors and other state-level professionals)


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