The 2021 Annual Meeting Goes Fully Virtual
As of February 3, 2021, we have made the difficult decision to transition the ACNM 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition to a fully virtual experience, cancelling the in-person component.
This decision was made for several reasons, including uncertainty surrounding the Oregon Convention Center’s ability to accommodate the meeting in May and concerns about travel restrictions and the safety and wellbeing of our attendees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention center is closed indefinitely and will likely allow only limited-capacity events in May. Given these considerations, we felt shifting early to a fully virtual meeting was the best decision in order for the ACNM team to design an Annual Meeting with your experience in mind.
As we were planning for a hybrid event, the pieces are already in place for a successful virtual event, and staff and volunteer leaders will now focus all their efforts on providing a re-imagined ACNM Annual Meeting experience. The virtual meeting will engage the latest technology to deliver the education and connection opportunities you expect from ACNM Annual Meetings.
We were truly looking forward to gathering in person after such a challenging year. We know you miss seeing each other and spending time together. If the past year has revealed anything, it’s how valuable personal connections are. In that spirit, we are still planning to host the 2021 Midwifery Works conference in person in the fall. We hope you consider attending this wonderful event and look forward to seeing you there.
When will the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting take place?
The meeting will be shortened to Sunday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with content available for 30 days after the meeting in the virtual platform.
How will the sessions be presented?
Sessions and events will take place via Hubb, a virtual, interactive meeting management system, and delivered to attendees via live stream and recordings. This demo video showcases the what the Hubb experience looked like at the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting.
I’ve already registered for the in-person meeting. What happens to my registration fee?
You will receive an email from American Tradeshow Systems, our registration vendor, to select one of the following options:
- Shift your registration to the virtual meeting and receive a partial refund, with the remainder going towards the virtual meeting fee,
- Use your full registration fee refund or the partial registration refund as a donation to The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc., OR
- Receive a full refund with no cancellation penalties.
How do I register for the virtual meeting?
Visit annualmeeting.midwife.org/registration to register.
What’s the schedule for the virtual meeting?
We’re working on a revised schedule at a glance for the shortened virtual meeting and will update the schedule website page accordingly.
Whom should I contact if I have questions?
For annual meeting related questions, please contact email@example.com. For membership questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.