Conference Activities Through COVID-19

This year's ACM Conference in December was originally scheduled for December 2-4, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the safety of bringing people together for a conference, we have made the executive decision to host this conference virtually. We recognize that the many shelter in place orders, closing of offices and closing of childcare facilities can make participating in a virtual event difficult, so we hope that this set up will allow you the most flexibility in participation. 

Our Planning Committee has created a schedule that spans over 3 weeks with live interactive sessions that will allow for attendees to join virtually while still attending to other work and family obligations. By keeping sessions to ~3 hours we hope attendees will have a better chance at staying captivated and providing engaging questions for our presenters.

Additionally, all presentations will be pre-recorded and shared prior to the live events to allow you the flexibility to pre-view ones you may not be able to attend fully as a live participant. You will have the opportunity to pose questions to the speakers prior to the live event and a select few will be asked of the speakers during the live Questions & Answer Sessions. 

Please take a look and bookmark the days we have listed in our schedule. We will be sure to keep you informed of all our plans as they continue develop, but you are welcome to also check our website below for regular updates!

Thank you for your flexibility & understanding!

Sandra Hall, Conference Manager