• Member Announcement
  • September 1, 2021

AEA Member Announcements: ASSA 2022 to be all-virtual event

To: Members of the AEA, the ASSA, and other interested parties
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: ASSA 2022 to be all-virtual event

In light of the recent surge in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and rapid spread of the Delta variant, the Association’s Executive Committee has decided that ASSA 2022, which had been scheduled to occur in Boston, MA, on January 7-9, 2022, will now be an all-virtual event. This was a heartbreaking decision for the Executive Committee, as all of us miss the quality of personal interactions that in-person meetings provide, but uncertainties about the spread of the variant, even among the fully vaccinated, the challenges of social distancing at events of this size, continued restrictions on foreign travel, and the risks of discretionary air travel make this course inevitable. Continuing with an in-person component to the meeting would lead to a degraded experience for all participants and has become impossible from a planning perspective.

We expect registration for the all-virtual meeting to open on September 15 with more details to follow in the coming days.

Please let me take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support of the Association and its mission.