Update on SAIS 2020 Monitoring Developments Around COVID-19

Dear SAIS 2020 conference participants:

SAIS has been closely monitoring the global and domestic situation regarding the novel coronavirus. With the inability to accurately assess the potential reach of the virus, our desire is to protect the health and safety of our members and our communities. Therefore, SAIS has made the tough decision to postpone our 2020 conference to September 11 - 12, 2020. The conference will still be hosted at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, just 6 months later. The Marina Inn has moved the block of rooms for us already. Please contact the hotel directly to verify and/or change your reservation.

We sincerely apologize for any travel problems or inconvenience this decision might cause. However, based on today's COVID-19 report we feel it is best to postpone now instead of waiting another week to see what happens. If you cannot make the conference in September, please let us know. We will assist you with receiving a refund from AIS.


Best regards,

Jeannie Pridmore
jpridmor@westga.edu
President, SAIS

Richelle Oakley
Richelle.Oakley@ung.edu
Conference Chair, SAIS 2020

Bernie Farkas
bfarkas@ut.edu
Program Chair, SAIS 2020