Yes. Experience over the past two years and with the 2022 hybrid meeting has shown us that while the costs may be different for virtual and physical meetings, they are both substantial, and running a hybrid meeting introduces even greater costs. The hybrid format allows AOM to meaningfully open the conference to those unable to attend in person. The overall production costs for a hybrid event are significantly higher than those associated with our traditional, in-person conference model or the virtual-only format. Establishing a lower cost for virtual attendees would not be reflective of true production costs and a high cost for in-person attendees would be discordant with the added expenses of hotel and airfare that they incur. Therefore, a blended fee promotes both an inclusive experience and equity for all global attendees. Whether members choose to participate in-person or virtually, there is a high level of benefit in each format and, as such, the cost of producing a hybrid event that allows for this member choice is borne equally by all participants.
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- Do all presenters and session participants have to register for the Annual Meeting?
- What is the registration fee for the AOM 2022 Annual Meeting?
- Why is the conference fee higher than past physical Annual Meetings or the previous two virtual Annual Meetings?
- Is the conference fee the same for both in-person and virtual attendees?
- I don’t have the funds for the registration fees, what should I do?
- What does the registration fee include?
- Can I still register/bring a guest to the conference?
- What’s included in the costs to run a hybrid conference?
- How was the fee determined?
- Why not hold a purely in-person meeting?