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APHNYS 2020 Conference Cancelled

This article originally appeared on the APHNYS Facebook page. 

At its last meeting, the APHNYS Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person annual conference scheduled for September 21-23, 2020, in Oswego due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our members have communicated that even if social distancing requirements were lifted they would be unable or unwilling to attend the meeting due to health concerns or governmental budget freezes. We have also canceled all regional meetings for the remainder of the year.

But don't worry! You'll still be able to interact with your fellow historians! Our 1st Vice President Matthew Urtz and our Program Committee are working diligently to put together a virtual conference and annual meeting. APHNYS members in good standing will be able to participate for free. Look for details in the coming weeks.

Fortunately, the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center has agreed to allow us to transfer our 2020 contract to 2021 with no penalties. This means that there will be no negative financial impact on APHNYS as a result of this year's cancellation. Please plan to join us in Oswego next year! Read more...