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AACE Announces Changes to the 2020 Conference & Expo

by Jennie Amos | May 11, 2020

AACE appreciate everyone’s patience during these uncertain times while we endure the global pandemic. For the health and safety of our attendees and staff we have made the difficult decision to not hold an in-person event in Chicago this year. Instead the event will be held virtually over a six-day period from June 28-July 3rd from 11AM – 3 PM EDT each day. The 2020* Virtual Conference & Expo will consist of 18 livestreaming sessions (3 live sessions/day over that time frame) from some of AACE’s top-rated speakers as well as an estimated 80 pre-recorded sessions from speakers and panelists. The pre-recorded sessions will be available to access immediately on June 28th. We are also planning a number of virtual networking events, plus the technical subcommittee meetings, SIG meetings, a Rising Professionals Committee meet and greet – and will be working with our exhibitors and sponsors for you to engage with virtually as well.

We recognize that the in-person event provides you with access to leaders and professionals in the field, networking opportunities and social functions and in recognition of that we have deeply discounted the fee of the Virtual Conference & Expo to $400 for members and $500 for non-members. This fee includes all of the technical content you could have experienced at the in-person event, all the technical papers, plus all of the conference recordings that normally would not have been made available until several months post event and were an additional fee. (The recorded sessions have been offered with the purchase of the Conference & Expo registration at the deeply discounted additional rate of $195 – or afterwards at $750 member/$850 non-member rate.)

AACE is committed to providing timely and relevant technical guidance to our members and we hope that you will make the decision to join the virtual event. Our staff has been working on the virtual event since March, although due to contractual obligations are just able to announce this change today. The registration platform for the 2020* Virtual Conference & Expo is currently being developed. When registration is opened, we will make announcements on our website and follow up with emails. We hope you will join us for the 2020* Virtual Conference & Expo.

Individuals who were pre-registered for the 2020 Conference & Expo have been given the option for a full refund, or to have a partial refund with the remaining balance being applied to the 2020* Virtual Conference & Expo. Individuals who were booked at the Hilton Chicago will have their reservation canceled and receive a full refund from the hotel.

Thank you for your continuing support of AACE. Be well!



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