Postponement was considered by the Board of Governors but was eliminated because it was not a viable option. There are simply no feasible open dates that provide AOM access to the needed facilities later in 2020 or even early into 2021. Moving further into 2021 impinges on school calendars, member obligations and the scholarly communication cycle for authors to submit their work to journals.
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?