Thanks to all that took the time to respond to the recent survey regarding the 101st AMS Annual Meeting. An overwhelming majority of you noted, at this time, you are not comfortable traveling to New Orleans for in-person sessions. Given this, we are moving all oral and poster sessions, panel discussions, and exhibits to a virtual format. We will also plan on having virtual networking opportunities and short courses available.
We will continue to monitor the situation around COVID-19 and are looking into the options for a smaller, in-person meeting in New Orleans for those that would still like to gather, if it will be safe to do so. We are also considering encouraging our local chapters to host socially distant gatherings during the week of the 101st Annual Meeting. We will share more details as they become available.
The theme of the 101st Annual Meeting is “Strengthening Engagement with Communities through our Science and Services.” We are looking forward to leading the AMS into its next century by being adaptable and innovative. We feel the virtual platform will allow us to attract many new attendees and organizations and allow for a level of inclusiveness that is much higher than we have been able to have in the past.
AMS has extended our abstract deadline to 24 August 2020 to allow authors more time to react to this change. As we continue to share details on the planning over the next few months, know that we are working to keep everyone engaged and are confident that we will be able to organize a successful meeting and allow participants to share their science and connect with one another.
We are excited to have the opportunity to plan a much more inclusive meeting than past years and expect to have more details to share later this summer. As the planning continues, we will continue to update the 2021 AMS Annual Meeting FAQ’s that are posted on the Annual Meeting website.
Please reach out with any questions and be sure to send any suggestions along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you all for your support of AMS!
Mary Glackin, AMS 2020 President
Tanja Fransen and Nate Johnson, AMS 101st Meeting Co-Chairs
Keith Seitter, Executive Director
Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings, and the AMS Meetings Staff