As mentioned in our email last week the Western Section Board was investigating options for the 2020 WSASAS Meeting in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The WSASAS Board weighed a number of options, opting to move forward with the 2020 WSASAS Meeting, but to allow more time for travel situations to stabilize, the meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Madison, WI in July. Full details concerning the move will be available next week. The ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting ends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 and the 2020 WSASAS Meeting will begin that day.
Due to the changes in venue and time, deadlines are being changed to coincide with the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show deadlines. The new deadlines are:
- Proceedings and Abstract submissions - April 20, 2020
- Discounted Registration Deadline - June 15, 2020
- Housing Deadline - July 3, 2020
This was a difficult decision for the Western Section Board, but we feel this is the best option given the current COVID-19 restrictions.
We would like to thank Dr. Kasey DeAtley and the California State University, Chico for all their work on the 2020 WSASAS Meeting to date. Dr. DeAtley will continue as the Western Section Overall Program Chair.
Please note, ASAS is committed to hosting the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show and the Western Section in Madison, WI in July, but there will be numerous changes to the program and scheduling over the next month to give us the best chance of hosting a safe and successful meeting during this challenging time.