Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our members and staff, ASSE International has made the tough decision to hold its 2020 Annual Meeting via Zoom web conference instead of in person at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. With an increase of COVID-19 cases nationwide, and with so much yet to understand, we are taking this precaution to protect our event attendees and the general public.
Along with most organizations, canceling our in person events is the right decision – not only to protect the health of our attendees, but also because of the unpredictability of travel and hotel accommodations. Because of these uncertainties, we have decided to host the 2020 Annual Meeting virtually.
Please note that meetings are NOT canceled – the majority of our scheduled meetings will still take place via Zoom's online meeting and web conferencing tool.
The dates of the 2020 ASSE International Annual meeting will remain the same – Oct. 26-29 – and the meetings will be open to all, free of charge. We will also continue accepting sponsorships for the 2020 meeting and will provide as much company exposure as possible before, during, and after the four day virtual meetings.
While we are still working on the schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, and other specific details, we want to assure you that this year's meeting will be as productive and fun as ever. We're even working on some games and activities for attendees, and have a few surprises up our sleeves. This could even prove to be a great opportunity for members who have never attended an Annual Meeting due to travel or financial restrictions – no travel, lodging, or registration fees are required this year!
We will be posting the 2020 schedule, along with sponsorship info, agendas, and Zoom call-in information and access codes, as soon as possible.
At the ASSE International Annual Meeting, experts from all segments of the industry will gather electronically to participate in meetings, view educational seminars, and celebrate member achievements. From manufacturers, engineers, and contractors, to students, instructors, and administrators, all involved in our industry will find the ASSE International Annual Meeting to be time well spent.
We look forward to meeting with everyone online to continue our business, and we wish you all the best during this unique time. Stay healthy and remember ASSE's timeless motto, "Prevention Rather Than Cure."
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Agendas and Zoom call-in information and access codes will posted as they become available.