2020 "In Conjunction With" (ICW) Event Information
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the AOM Board of Governors is cancelling the 2020 physical meeting of the Academy of Management, scheduled for 7-11 August 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In view of the importance of the annual meeting for members, this decision was not taken lightly, but we are confident that it is the correct one. AOM is, first and foremost, committed to protecting our members’ health and safety and fulfilling our central purpose as a community. All the data we gathered from members, governmental authorities, and health authorities, including announcements from Vancouver last night, converge to a single conclusion: a physical meeting in Vancouver in August will not achieve our purpose of connecting a global community of management and organizational scholars. Therefore, AOM’s Board of Governors voted unanimously on 7 May 2020 to cancel the 2020 physical meeting.
What happens next?
As you can imagine, designing and delivering a virtual version of #AOM2020 in some form is no small feat and a great deal of work lies ahead of us. After careful thought and consideration the AOM has decided to not move forward with the placement of ICWs for this year. We hope to see you next year in Philadelphia!