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Postponed: ACES 2020 Members' Meeting

March 8, 2020

The upcoming ACES Annual Members’ Meeting (March 30-31) is being postponed out of growing concern about the Corona (COVID-19) Virus.

In recent days, both non-profit and private organizations in the U.S. and around the world have adopted no fly policies for their employees. Large associations with significant financial obligations to venues, etc. are continuing to hold meetings, but anticipated attendances are down. Circumstances are changing rapidly and it is unclear what the situation will be by March 30th.
Many ACES members fall within the ages at highest risk of getting and suffering the most serious impacts of the disease. Others live with folks who do, and are concerned about passing illness along to them.    
The ACES Board of Directors is exploring ways to take advantage of some of the programming that had already been planned for the Meeting. This may include some webinar events and invitations to serve in an expanded set of ACES standing committees. Further information will be forthcoming.

This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The ACES Board of Directors is disappointed about it.  

The Academy apologizes for any inconvenience the postponement causes, but given the circumstances, it is convinced that this is the most appropriate course of action.

Save the Date: ACES 2020 Members' Meeting

August 7, 2019

The Academy's 2020 Annual Members’ Meeting will focus on public policy and the role ACES may play in it. The meeting will be convened in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), March 30-31, 2020, with possibilities for members to visit legislators on Capitol Hill afterward.

Special thanks to the APLU, a founding partner of ACES, for providing conference space. Further details are forthcoming.

The Academy Issues 2019-2020 Action Plan

May 27, 2019

The Academy convened its annual Members’ Meeting in East Lansing, Michigan on March 10-11, 2019. The conversations were robust and afforded members the opportunity to review work undertaken since the previous Members’ Meeting in Minneapolis, and to draft an Action Plan to frame Academy initiatives for 2019-2020. The Action Plan also calls for greater member participation in specific committees and task forces meant to advance the Academy's collective work.

See the ACES 2019-2020 Action Plan, at: Action Plan 2019-2020 Final.docx.