Dear Members, you will recall a couple of weeks back we asked you all to send us your views on holding an ASA conference later this year and with a couple of other options such as holding a virtual meeting.
The response to our questionnaire was a little disappointing only around 50% of the members answered the question/vote. None the less we have to accept the results received is a reflection of what the ASA members wanted, unfortunately maybe some of you who did not reply may not be happy with the final result, but it was in your hands to reply.
The biggest vote 69.9 % was to postpone this year’s meeting to next year. Which we will now cancel this year’s meeting to next year when hopefully Covid 19 will have become much less of a problem due to vaccine roll out around the world.
There was a further 13% of votes saying they would only attend a meeting if Covid 19 and or if the economy recovered this year. which is very unlikely to happen before October 2021.
What we did find a bit disappointing that only a very few members opted to have a virtual meeting as a replacement. Maybe due to time differences as our members are mostly in 3 different time zones, making it pretty much impossible to be able to speak with all members.
So now you have the information relating to holding an ASA conference & meeting in 2021 – its cancelled at the members request, which we would have also recommended due to the continued problems with Covid 19 and the associated travel restrictions and additional costs due to testing etc.
Best regards & keep safe