Annual Convention

2020 MBA Convention Information 

News Regarding the Annual Convention
March 20, 2020

The Board of Directors came to the difficult but prudent decision this week to cancel the 2020 MBA Convention. The scheduled dates are technically just outside of the CDC's recommended 8-week ban of gatherings of more than 50 people, but it's too soon to tell what this pandemic will really bring to our country and state, and the Board decided it might not be a time to gather and celebrate even if the worst is behind us.

If you have already reserved your rooms for the planned Convention dates, you can cancel those reservations at no penalty. The Sandestin Resort Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Hilton have been gracious in their handling of this situation, and we look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future. Click here for the accommodations contact information. Once you cancel, you will then see a refund on your credit card on the next billing cycle.

If you are a vendor, you will also need to cancel any hotel or resort reservations you've made, and you will be hearing from MBA Marketing and Trade Show Manager Brooke McCoy soon.

We are all truly disappointed to not be convening with you this May. It's an event many anticipate each spring. The MBA staff fully support this decision and appreciate the Board's foresight in looking out for what's best for our members, staff, families, affiliates, and everyone who joins this fun event every year.

Above all, we hope you are all staying healthy and safe, and we hope to move through this challenging situation as a unified group and return to our normal practices with renewed appreciation sooner than later.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Davis at

Click here for Accommodation Information 

Click here for the Vendor registration form and information


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