Update on the Annual Meeting (May 21, 2020)
In light of the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to host our event under Massachusetts restrictions on large gatherings, we have exercised the “force majeure” clause as stated in our contract which in turn cancels our Annual Meeting and Exhibition officially scheduled for August 1-3, 2020. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of you, our members, and staff. We greatly appreciate your patience, support, and understanding as we assessed this challenging environment.
We know you value both the educational offerings and engagement opportunities you gain from this conference and your colleagues collectively. So, in the coming weeks our APPA staff and dedicated volunteer leadership will be preparing to deliver an innovative “virtual” offering that will provide exemplary educational programming, offer community-building opportunities, and recognize the stellar achievements of your colleagues and institutions previously planned for the face-to-face meeting in Boston. During the course of the next few weeks, we will reach out to registered delegates, exhibitors, and sponsors to share next steps and additional logistical details.
In the meantime, we encourage you to stay connected through our weekly town hall meetings and website resources focused on targeted topics from COVID-19, along with a plethora of other timely webinar topics. Please keep your eye out for the launch of a series of professional development offerings to meet your and your team’s needs now and at your time and place of choice.
On behalf of the APPA staff and volunteer board leadership, we hope for the best for you, your colleagues, and your families. Please stay well, stay safe, and stay healthy during these incredibly tumultuous times.
E. Lander Medlin
APPA Executive Vice President