Members and Associates of ACM,
The ACM board has made the difficult decision to cancel the November 2020 Convention in Duluth given the current status of COVID-19. The unknowns over the next three months are just too many to justify moving forward with a convention.
The decision was not made lightly. The ACM board is made up of members just like you. The safeguarding of the health and safety of our members and associates was a primary factor in the decision to cancel.
The survey recently completed by members and associates showed that a majority of organizations, exhibitors and presenters would not be attending the convention this year. Most of them cited the virus and their unwillingness to put their members and employees at risk of contracting the virus as their reason for not attending. Those organizations that said they would attend collectively identified just over 100 people as likely attendees. Putting on a convention for 100 people is just not financially feasible.
The ACM board is looking at ways to engage members with educational opportunities over the next many months.
By statute ACM needs to have an annual meeting of its members. We will most likely have a zoom type meeting. We will be looking at November for this. There will be elections for regional and at-large board members. News on this will follow in the next several weeks.
ACM has reservations for Saint Cloud in November of 2021.
The ACM board asks for your support and understanding in this matter.