Update on Virtual CAMWS 2020

Dear CAMWS colleagues,

We have good news to brighten your weekend.

First, the revised version of the program for Virtual CAMWS 2020 may now be accessed here:

https://camws.org/virtualcamws2020. We are pleased that 66% of the presentations planned for the original meeting in Birmingham will still occur virtually on May 26-30, 2020. We expect well over 300 of our members to attend the virtual meeting. If you have not yet registered for it, you can do so here: https://camws.org/node/1751.

Many thanks to the 86 brave souls who have agreed (or re-agreed) to serve as presiders or moderators. Rest assured that you are in good and safe hands with our in-house Zoom experts, Amy Pistone and Emma Vanderpool. Instructions for presiders, moderators, and presenters will be provided later next week. Please stay tuned.

Our current plan is to have a "tech assistant" assigned to each of the sections in the program to help things run smoothly and to deal with any emergencies. If you are a tech-savvy CAMWS member and would like to volunteer your services, there is a convenient sign-up form here:  https://camws.org/node/1791.

The Closing Ceremonies of Virtual CAMWS 2020 will feature, in addition to the ovationes, the presidential address, and a necrology, special recognition of this year's CAMWS award-winners and this year's Local Committee and Program Committee. I encourage you to Zoom in and help us honor our students and colleagues.

Anne H. Groton, President