2020 Annual Conference & Expo Postponed
New dates to be announced soon
Under the circumstances, the ALA Board of Directors has made the decision that it is no longer viable to move forward with ALA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Expo as originally scheduled. In our hearts we had hoped to find a path through these uncharted times to a safe and successful event, but postponement of the event is unavoidable at this time. In the meantime, we’ll continue to recalibrate and analyze various models related to our contracts, terms and conditions in order to come to a timely and informed decision that allows for a level of confidence in protecting the long-term financial health of the Association.
With this decision to postpone, I know that you may have questions about next steps and how this impacts you and your organization. Our immediate focus is to reach a decision on finding a date for postponement in 2020, and we are considering several possible 2020 dates. If we are unable to find a 2020 date, we may need to postpone until 2021. We remain committed to having that decision made no later than the week of March 30, if possible.