[IACM List] IACM Statement on COVID-19 and the 2020 Conference in Charleston

brandon at iafcm.org brandon at iafcm.org
Tue Mar 17 16:59:52 MDT 2020

Dear IACM community,


We want to take a moment to update you as to the status of our 33rd annual
conference in Charleston, SC given the rapidly developing Coronavirus
(COVID-19) situation and impacts it is having on institutions, travel and
more immediate conferences in March and April that you may have already seen
cancel their events.


Be assured that your Executive team and Board of Directors has been actively
watching and discussing the impacts that COVID-19 may have on our
conference.  We are currently exploring several paths and contingency plans
for moving forward.  IACM leadership is performing its due diligence and
assures all hopeful conference attendees that no option is off of the table.


The highlight of our year is our annual conference.  It is where we
celebrate and extend our community.  It is the annual event that draws us
together from all over the world--researchers, practitioners and students
alike-to share our ideas, engage in vibrant dialogue with each other, build
new connections and collaborations, and celebrate friendships old and new.
Just as is the spirit of our annual conference, and why so many find it
invigorating and impactful, we anticipate that creativity and growth in our
community will be sparked from any constraints and roadblocks we experience
this year.


The IACM Executive Committee will be meeting on Friday, March 20th to
further discuss the situation before us. We will post an update following
that meeting and seek to have a resolution to the current situation on
Wednesday, April 1st following a meeting of the full IACM Board when we will
come to agreement on the suitable paths we may head down. Given the
necessary focus that we have placed on the current unique situation, IACM
2020 paper decisions have been slightly delayed, but we anticipate this
information also being provided on April 1st via our manuscript management
system. Future notices regarding IACM 2020 and COVID-19 will be disseminated
via email, social media, and posted on our website at IAfCM.org at


We thank you for your support of our organization and conference as we
continue to do our best in our organization's support of you.


Zoe Barsness






International Association for Conflict Management

 <https://iafcm.org/> https://iafcm.org

(843) 855 - 0301


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