Convention News

41st National Moving Forward

Full opening metrics in Illinois are continuing to improve and it appears that Governor Pritzker will announce on June 11 that the state has entered Phase 5 of their Reopening Plan (barring any setbacks in the recovery). Phase 5 indicates all events in Illinois can take place without capacity...

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Chicago Enters Bridge Phase

The State of Illinois has announced that they are entering the “Bridge Phase” of their reopening plan.  This phase precedes their “Phase 5” in which all activities are permitted with no restrictions. The metrics to be used to proceed to Phase 5 are as follows:  Once 50%...

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Decision Date

The National continues to get questions and hear rumors about the upcoming 41st National scheduled for July 28-August 1, 2021 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. We are at the mercy of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) which has published metrics describing when...

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Convention Update April 2021

We’ve been hearing some rumors about the upcoming Chicago National. So we want to put your minds at ease. We are continuing to plan for the event scheduled for July 28- August 1 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center and maintaining contact with the proper state and local authorities. If we...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

2020 has been a strange and difficult year for all of us. As we begin 2021, we wish nothing but good health and happiness to everyone.  We look forward to putting on the best National ever in Chicago, July 28-August 1.  Keep watching for announcements!  Stay Safe and Stay...

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2022 National Moved to AC

October 16, 2020 With the announcement last month that Cleveland’s IX Center would be closing at the end of the year, the National began planning to relocate its 2022 event. This week the NSCC Board of Director approved the Atlantic City Convention Center as the site of the 2022 show. The dates...

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Travel Alert

Just a reminder that Conference Housing is still the only Official Housing Representative for the National.  If you are solicited by any other group to book rooms, please be aware that you are not getting the lowest rate for the show.  Please contact Conference Housing...

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Atlantic City Convention Center

The 2022 National is scheduled for the Atlantic City Convention Center, July 27-31, 2022. 

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I-X Center to Close at the End of 2020

The I-X Center in Cleveland informed us on 9/16/20 that they will be closing their building at the end of 2020. The I-X Center was scheduled to be the site of the 2022 National. We have begun planning for a change in sites. Once we have confirmed a new site, it will be announced through social...

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2020 Atlantic City National Cancelled

The 2020 Atlantic City National Sports Collectors Convention, which had been postponed to December has been cancelled.  Organizers cited concern for the safety of attendees and exhibitors and the uncertainty over COVID-19 federal and state guidelines as the major reasons for the...

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