Michael Desiderio, EMBAC Executive Director
We at EMBAC were looking forward to a hybrid conference that blended both an in-person gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, with online access to conference sessions. We know members wanted to see each other again, live and in person.
But by the first quarter of 2021, reality pointed us in a different, but familiar direction.
We learned from our members that severe restrictions on travel budgets and the still-unknown twists and turns of a global pandemic were making it impossible for them to travel to Scottsdale. So, we at EMBAC, much like our members, evolved yet again.
Yes, we are going fully virtual for the 2021 conference.
This decision removes travel barriers. It helps keep our community robust by opening greater access for all members. As it did last year, it allows us to expand our offerings and design a conference with the indispensable content that you need to help evolve your program now and in the future.
Our conference committee is hard at work to bring a stellar line-up of plenary sessions and to explore new possibilities for networking and community building. We’ll keep you updated throughout the spring and summer.
And you can be sure we will find many creative ways to celebrate our community of innovators at the conference as EMBAC marks its 40th anniversary in 2021. Please plan now to join your colleagues at the 2021 EMBAC Virtual Conference, Oct. 25-27.