Conference News

Passover Holiday and Conflict in Conference Dates

Posted: August 8, 2020

Unfortunately, the AAS 2021 Annual Conference conference dates fall over the first two days of Passover.   The AAS wants to ensure all members that we are sensitive to the fact that the conference was inadvertently scheduled over the holiday and sincerely apologize for this error in scheduling.   We are currently working closely with our partners in Seattle on local arrangements to accommodate conference attendees while in Seattle and will share more information once the details are confirmed.  

Coronavirus/Conference Planning

Updated: August 1, 2020

The AAS is planning for an in-person annual conference in Seattle as well as an online/virtual component that will include access to view conference sessions and events online. We will continue to monitor the current status of the coronavirus and new developments as it relates to the re-opening phases of Seattle and Washington State. Additionally, we are paying close attention to governmental guidelines of social distancing, global travel, institutional travel funding and support. If there have been no significant improvements with reopening phases or general comfort in holding large gatherings, the 2021 annual conference will transition to a fully online conference. We will continue to post any new updates as they develop.

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