Upcoming Meeting

Announcement Regarding the 2020 AMI Annual Meeting from John Martini, AMI President

I am very disappointed to announce that after much consideration, the AMI Board of Governors and Phoenix 2020 Meeting Planning Team have decided that a safe, successful, and well-attended meeting will not be possible this July. Though this is unfortunate news, I believe that many of us might also be just a little bit relieved. These are truly unique times. We all have added risks, challenges, and responsibilities in our lives, and right now these should be our focus.

Moving forward, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual Meeting will be at the Arizona Biltmore where we can then properly celebrate the 75th anniversary of the AMI. Please save the date - July 21-25, 2021. Special thanks go to AMR and the Arizona Biltmore for rescheduling the meeting without any financial penalty to our association.

We would like to recognize the Phoenix 2020 team who has worked tirelessly this year to put a meeting together deserving of our 75th anniversary. This news is no doubt a gut punch, but they are determined to see the job through, and they will stay on for the 2021 meeting. We all know what a big job that is and appreciate their tenacity.

In the interim, the Board, Management, and Committees are working on ways that we might share some of this year's content, continuing education opportunities, and experiences of the meeting virtually. All normal association business required annually for governance, such as Board meetings and elections, will be conducted. There will be more information coming as we work through the logistics and details including decisions about whether or not to hold a modified salon.

The fellowship, networking, and opportunities for professional growth that happen at an in-person meeting are all things we will miss. Maybe we will appreciate those things just a little bit more when we are together next year.

Thank you for your patience during our deliberations and through this year. Please stay safe.

Best wishes,
John Martini
AMI President