The NC Center for Afterschool Programs team has closely watched the developing situation around the COVID-19 virus across the state, nation and globe. The health and safety of our afterschool, before school, and summer program professionals and advocates is of paramount importance to us, and we do not want to jeopardize the health or well-being of attendees, vendors, or presenters. For these reasons, the NC CAP team has decided to reschedule the Synergy Conference 2020. Instead of convening in April, the Conference will be postponed to July 28th – July 31st. The Conference will remain at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. 
This year’s conference is themed: FUTURE IN FOCUS. The revised conference timeline can be viewed here. Please note that the Tuesday (July 28th) and Wednesday (July 29th) portion of the conference will consist of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Statewide Meetings only.  For those registered attendees that are not a part of a 21st CCLC program, check-in for the Synergy Conference will begin at 8:30am on Thursday, July 30th.


Did you register to attend the Synergy Conference on April 29th – May 1st? Due to the conference rescheduling in response to COVID-19, you have the following options:

Option One:
If you have registered and paid the registration fee, and are able to attend the Synergy Conference 2020 during the rescheduled dates in July, no action is required. 
Option Two:
If you have registered and paid the registration fee, and are unable to attend the Synergy Conference 2020 during the rescheduled dates in July, please request a refund in writing to Rhonda van Dijk via email at with the subject line “Synergy Refund” by 31st. 
If you have any other questions regarding payment, please email Rhonda van Dijk at the email address above. 
Regular Registration will remain open for the Synergy Conference. You can register here by June 30th, 2020 for the regular rate of $225. Late registration will begin on July 1st, 2020 at the rate of $250. 
Afterschool, before school and summer programs that have never attended the Synergy Conference are being offered a special rate. If your program/organization has never attended or participated in the Synergy Conference, staff can register to attend at the rate of $175. Please send a registration request for this discounted rate to In your email, please include your program/organization name and the names of staff that are registering. 
***Note: This discount is specific to programs that have never been represented at the Synergy Conference. 
All lodging reservations at the Koury Convention Center for April 28th, 29th, or 30th have been cancelled on your behalf.  A new hotel reservation block at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons will be opened for the rescheduled dates and will be shared in the April edition of the Afterschool Observer and on this page in April. Check back for updates. The discounted rate of $147/night will apply.
We hope to see you in Greensboro!

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