Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado
July 10-12, 2020  
Optional Pre-Conference July 9, 2020

© 2019 by Brainspotting International Conference. 

As fears about COVID-19 continue around the world, we wanted to share the latest information about the 2020 International Brainspotting Conference taking place in July 2020.



To-date, Federal public health officials have issued NO warnings or restrictions on travel anywhere in the United States. Colorado continues to progressively and thoughtfully provide updates and insight to our community members. At the bottom of this page, you will find multiple resources that will keep you up to date on everything related to Coronavirus in both Colorado and worldwide.


Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, recently declared a State of Emergency for Colorado. Here are a few of the BENEFITS of this declaration:

  • Immediate access to key resources that protect Coloradans and our abundant visitors

  • Responsible containment

  • Increased test kits and protective equipment to urban, remote urban and rural locations for screening

  • Aggressive protection of our state

  • Opportunity to waive state regulations making it easier to provide necessary services and assistance where, and as, needed


At this time, Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute has no plans to cancel the 2020 International Brainspotting Conference. Because the conference does not take place until mid-summer, we are hopeful that the spread of the virus and the fears surrounding it will greatly diminish. A few key highlights:


  • The conference is still scheduled to begin with the Pre-Conference on July 9. We are following the lead of city, state, and federal         authorities and expect to hold the conference in full unless the situation dictates otherwise.

  • To-date we've only had a small handful of cancellations. No speakers, exhibitors, or sponsors have cancelled. Registrations                   continue to come in at a steady rate.

  • If you decide to not attend, we will refund your registration fees as outlined on the Events page of the conference website.                 (

  • It is crucial that we have attendance in order to make this a successful conference and we hope that you will consider waiting to         cancel until updated information about the conference becomes available closer to the start date.

  • Research flight refunds and consider travel insurance. Most airlines are being very flexible right now so make sure you are gathering the best information you can about refunds, should you need to cancel. You may also want to consider travel insurance – make sure you read the fine print to ensure that disease falls under what is covered.

  • The CDC provides recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. These are called travel notices and are based on assessment    of the potential health risks involved with traveling to a certain area. Currently no notices have been recommended for Colorado or      anywhere in the United States. A list of destinations with travel notices is available under Resources below. 


We understand that in today’s world, travel is fundamental to our businesses and our lives, which is why it can’t – and shouldn’t – simply stop. We believe that connecting the world at conferences such as this and creating opportunities for learning and engagement is never more important than at times like this.


We do, however, take the health and wellbeing of our attendees very seriously. We will carefully and cautiously proceed with the needs and protection of our Brainspotting trainees and community. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make decisions that are the smartest for our people. Please refer back to this page for updates.