According to league spokesman Greg Aiello, the decision was made because of "the uncertainty of the labor issues we are facing and the logistical challenges of conducting the symposium. The symposium is a large, complex event involving many professionals and others. In fairness, we could not continue to keep their commitment on hold."
The symposium teaches incoming rookies money management and life skills and allows them to meet current and former NFL players.
Draft picks have not been allowed to communicate with their teams since the recent court decision that upheld the lockout.