The Annual Meeting means a lot of things to a lot of people. It helps AOM to fulfill its central purpose: to build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars by markedly expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas. The Annual Meeting is a fundamental component of AOM’s identity as an organization and provides members an opportunity to network with colleagues, advance careers, present research findings and applications to practice, explore developments in teaching, and build deep and lasting relationships. The Annual Meeting facilitates connections and encourages intellectual exploration among 10,000+ attendees from nearly 100 countries over 5 days. But right now, countries, universities and members are facing the harsh realities caused by COVID-19. We need to respond to those realities while honoring AOM’s commitments to accepted authors, volunteers and our many members and serving AOM’s purpose.
Articles in this section
- What are the events that led to deciding to cancel the physical 80th Annual Meeting and transitioning to virtual?
- What is at stake for the 2020 Annual Meeting?
- What factors did the Board consider at the April meeting, and how do those factors influence the Board’s 7 May decision?
- Can the Annual Meeting ‘go virtual’ in its entirety?
- Can the 2020 Annual Meeting be postponed?
- Can we transfer the content from 2020 to the 2021 program?
- Can we hold next year’s conference in Vancouver?
- Some Divisions and Interest Groups are already saying they will offer virtual sessions. Will all DIGs offer virtual sessions and make the decisions about which ones?
- Will AOM suspend or pause program development and tasks for Division and Interest Group and other program volunteers?