Citing a range of challenges caused by the Covid-91 pandemic, the Association of University Presses has officially canceled its 2020 Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for June 13-15 in Seattle.
"The possible risks to the safety and health of our attendees, as well as the uncertain duration of current travel restrictions, have made it impossible for the in-person meeting to proceed," reads a statement from the AUpresses board of directors. "The Association gratefully acknowledges the work of the 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee, chaired by Laurie Matheson (director, University of Illinois Press), and also thanks those who were organizing workshops and special events."
The show, however will go on, as in online. AUPresses reps say details about the Association’s virtual meeting will be forthcoming, with the event also to be held in June.
In its release, the AUPresses board noted that the 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle would have coincided with the 100th anniversary of the University of Washington Press, and it offered congratulations to press director Nicole Mitchell and all staff members on reaching this milestone.