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2020 Virtual Meeting

The AIC Member Business Meeting will be held May 22 and is open to all members, regardless of meeting registration status. See the Association News column for details.

We are replacing our in-person annual meeting with virtual programming, as previously announced via emails. While nothing can replicate the vitality of our face-to-face meetings, we commit to providing an extensive virtual program, thanks to a group of dedicated AIC volunteer leaders and staff.

Schedule

The virtual meeting will consist of annual meeting presentations, accompanied by occasional exhibitor “meet and greets,” that will appear in two-hour programming slots currently scheduled to begin during the week of May 18th. We are excited to announce a keynote presentation by NEH Chairman Jon Parish Peede to kick off the virtual conference.

Talks will continue through late summer with two-hour sessions offered three days a week from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The “live” sessions will include the option to ask questions via a chat feature, and we will record all sessions to allow attendees to access programs as time permits. While not every speaker will be able to present online, we estimate between 50-74 hours of programing. Because no sessions will run concurrently, you will have the opportunity to attend more sessions than would have otherwise been possible during the in-person meeting and thereby access a range of high caliber continuing professional development.

As we work with speakers to build out the online schedule, we aim to have a draft schedule available soon.

Registration Open

For anyone who has not yet registered for our 48th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, registration for the virtual meeting is now open. This is an excellent opportunity to experience our annual meeting from your own home.

You can register for the virtual program at $175 for AIC members, $275 for non-members, and $100 for student members. We based this value on the reduced cost of presenting the meeting online rather than in-person, as well as lost networking opportunities; the member cost is half of the standard early-bird rate of $349. All student members should have received the student discount code via email.

Register for the Virtual Meeting

Learn more and register for the virtual meeting at www.culturalheritage.org/meeting.

Registered Attendees

Those who registered for the 2020 Annual Meeting and selected refund options 1, 2, or 3 (as per member email), will be registered for the virtual meeting automatically. You don’t need to register a second time, and you should receive a reminder with login details.

Thank you!

By participating in our virtual meeting, you support your colleagues in these difficult times.

Please stay safe!

Ruth Seyler, Meetings & Advocacy Director, rseyler@culturalheritage.org
and Eryl Wentworth, Executive Director, ewentworth@culturalheritage.org


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