It is with sincere regret that the MEA Board announces the cancellation of the 84th Annual Conference originally scheduled from March 27-29, 2020. We take this action in response to the evolving health threat related to the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and under guidance about best practices from the WHO, CDC, and state and local authorities. We recognize the significant impact this cancellation has on our members, and for these adverse consequences, we apologize. The health, safety, and well-being of our members is of paramount importance, and the escalating health situation, unfortunately, mandates the cancellation of the conference.
The Undergraduate Research Paper Competition will proceed as planned since the papers have already been submitted, albeit without a presentation component. We will announce an overall award winner and honorable mention by April 1.
Refunds of the Conference Registration Fee will occur automatically and will be processed as soon as possible. We hope to see you at a future conference. In the meantime, we wish you and your family and friends the best.
Christopher J. Waller, MEA President