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The American Society of Association Executives has cancelled its 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition, scheduled to take place Aug. 8-11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event, which would have been the organization's 100th Annual Meeting, is the latest in an ever-growing list of in-person gatherings that have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus.
In its place, ASAE is working to hold a digital meeting the week of Aug. 10. More information, including exact dates, the agenda and registration details, is expected to be released by the first week of June. The ASAE board of directors will also have a virtual meeting on Aug. 7. The 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition remains on the calendar for Aug. 14-17, 2021, in Dallas.
"After careful discussion of every aspect of the meeting and experience with our fantastic partners at Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts, ASAE has made the difficult decision to move the 2020 Annual Meeting & Expo to a virtual experience," said ASAE president and CEO Susan Robertson in a statement. "As excited as we were to put on a robust, memorable in-person Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this August, and to celebrate ASAE’s centennial with the association community, the public health and safety of our attendees, staff and volunteers, and the MGM staff outweighed any other considerations in our collective decision-making process."