AIM/R’s board of directors has reviewed and discussed several options for the AIM/R 48th annual conference (Sept. 16 – 19, 2020) in San Diego, California. In so doing, the board considered many factors, including: participation levels, the economy, consumer confidence, travel restrictions, fiscal responsibility, possible new outbreaks of COVID-19, the availability of speakers and the tenor of both the educational and social programming.
After careful consideration of these and other factors, as well as possible alternatives, AIM/R’s leadership has determined that the Annual Conference will be rescheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2021, at the Grand Manchester Hyatt San Diego. The face-to-face annual conference in San Diego will be the AIM/R’s 49th. In addition, AIM/R will hold a virtual meeting in Fall 2020 that will have educational content and will address the business of the association as required by AIM/R’s bylaws. The date for the virtual meeting will be announced this summer. This event will be AIM/R’s 48th annual conference (but hopefully the first and last virtual one).
Registration fees for badges for the original dates of Sept. 16 – 19, 2020, will be refunded by the AIM/R within the next 30 – 45 days. Guestroom reservations at the Grand Manchester Hyatt San Diego under the official AIM/R Block will be cancelled by the hotel. Deposits will be refunded. If you made reservations outside of the AIM/R Block at the Hyatt or at another hotel in San Diego, please contact the hotel to cancellation your reservations.
In the meantime, the association is hosting webinars this May. In addition, a mini virtual conference is being considered for Spring 2021.