APA 2020 Seminar Dates & Updates

Update (07/22/2020): The 2020 APA Seminar is cancelled

Click HERE for a message from the APA president regarding the cancellation.




APA 2020 Seminar Dates & Updates


A message from our Seminar Chair Mike Gougler


Fellow Professionals,

Plans continue to move forward for the 55th Annual APA Seminar in New Orleans.  Based on the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be modified to accommodate the current state of events. 

Attendees will still be able to obtain the same number of training hours as previous conferences.  Changes will affect the social events and the number of class options.  Because of these modifications, all attendees paying their registration fee will have their 2021 APA annual dues waived. 

Based on current travel restrictions, we will not have interpretation services available in New Orleans.  The Hilton will set up classrooms to comply with social distancing requirements.  They also have implemented a HiltonCleanStay with Lysol protection plan.




An updated training schedule has been placed on the APA website.

We appreciate your understanding as we all try to adapt to the current situation.  ­­­­We are committed to provide training to our members who wish to attend. 

Please realize that this situation remains fluid and subject to change based on government mandates.


Michael Gougler

Seminar Chair



Following the very successful and well-attended 54th APA Seminar and Workshop in Orlando, Florida, the Seminar Committee is will into planning the 55th APA Seminar and Workshop at the New Orleans Hilton, Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans conference is scheduled to run from Sunday, August 30, 2020, until Friday, September 4, 2020. This is the week before the Labor Day weekend. (Labor Day falls on September 7, 2020.)



The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is a 4-star hotel in the heart of New Orleans, situated along the Mississippi River and a short walking distance from the French Quarter, Jackson Square (and my favorite Café Du Monde), Harrah’s Casino, the Warehouse and Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. The Hotel is within close proximity of The Shops at Canal Place and Louisiana Children's Museum.  There are great downtown or Mississippi River views from upper floor rooms. There are several bars and restaurants including Drago's Restaurant (by far some of the best oyster’s ever), Riverblends Café, Spirits Bar and Public Belt. The hotel has two outdoor pools, a health club and fitness facility.


As at recent APA seminars, hotel rates are at the prevailing U.S. Government per diem which is currently set for the time of the conference at $117 per night, plus taxes, etc.  This is well below the advertised rates for this hotel. Attendees and their guests will receive free in-room internet, complimentary fitness center and 50% off self-parking rates. While we have committed to a large block of rooms for peak nights, it is anticipated that these will sell out quickly. Watch for a further announcement of when reservations are opened – sometime around the beginning of 2020.


Mike Gougler, Seminar Chair

Member Registration Form 
Non-Member Registration Form


Here is a link to make your hotel reservations.  Remember to book early as rooms sell out and you will have to stay at the overflow hotel.


Hotel Reservation Link


Seminar Schedule


For those wishing to attend the training on Friday to satisfy TDLR requirements please click the link below and complete the form.


TDLR Friday-Only Training