From: M. Wrenn <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2021 12:56 PM
To: Hake, Eric R <[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]
Subject: ASSA meeting all virtual
Eric, could you please circulate this announcement to the general membership?
ASSA 2022 to be all-virtual event
September 1, 2021
To: Leadership of the ASSA participating associations
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer, AEA
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.
Mary V. Wrenn, PhD
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics
University of the West of England
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