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Given the increasing magnitude of the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel the ABS 2020 in-person meeting scheduled for July 30-August 3rd, 2020. This is a sad decision, because your presence at the meeting brings the collective heart to ABS. We are looking into possible alternative ways to share your research, including a virtual meeting and/or a rescheduled meeting at a later date. We will continue to evaluate our options and provide any status updates if other options become available.

Conference Program

The ABS 2020 Meeting is a 4-day conference preceeded by a one-day workshop day. A general program is provided below, and the full detailed program will be posted here sometime in April.
ABS 2020 General Itinerary (This outline is subject to changes based on final program):
  • Wednesday, July 29: Check-in/Travel Day
  • Thursday, July 30: Pre-conference Day- Workshops, Outreach Fair, ABS Executive Committee Meeting, Opening Reception
  • Friday, July 31: Day 1 of main program- plenaries, talks, Film Festival
  • Saturday, August 1: Day 2 of main program- plenaries, talks, poster session #1, Public Day
  • Sunday, August 2: Day 3 of main program- plenaries, talks, poster session #2, ABS Business Meeting, Student Party
  • Monday, August 3: Day 4 of main program- plenary, talks, Presidential talk, Awards Ceremony, Closing Banquet
  • Tuesday, August 4: Check-out/Travel Day