The COVID-19 situation is especially troubling with significant consequences across all sectors of society. Aggressive and preventative measures are being taken to protect our individual and collective health. This an unprecedented situation which requires many of us to adjust our normal practices.
In an effort to protect the health and well-being of staff, members, and visitors working in our DC office, ASAE will operate on a virtual basis beginning Monday, March 16. Rest assured, we are not suspending or closing operations. We will continue to serve you and conduct our business on a remote basis through April 1.
If you had an in-person meeting planned at our offices, your staff contact will be reaching out shortly with instructions on how to participate virtually.
I want to provide a few specific updates for events scheduled to occur next week:
The American Associations Day scheduled for March 19-20 has been postponed until later this summer or fall.
The ASAE Board meeting also scheduled for next week will be conducted virtually.
Moving forward, all scheduled ASAE events online and in-person, such as MMCC (April 16-17) and XDP (May 19-20), remain scheduled as planned. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation and are in the process of researching options for upcoming in-person events if the need for alternatives arises. This includes hosting the event virtually or moving it to a date in the future. Any changes to scheduled programs will be communicated directly to attendees.
Please note that ASAE will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel, including after any posted cancellation deadlines for the event. For information on policies pertaining to online events, please refer to specific program pages on our event calendar or contact our member services team for inquiries.
For reliable information and updates about the virus and on how the wider association community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Issue Roundup page.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we all try to navigate this rapidly changing situation.
And most importantly, please stay safe and healthy.
Susan Robertson, CAE
ASAE President & CEO