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By Jonathan Justice, Chair-Elect and 2020 Conference Chair

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ABFM has been forced to cancel the 2020 conference which had been scheduled to take place September 24-26 in Miami, Florida.

We do expect to present a limited number of online activities in late September and early October this year, tentatively including a virtual awards ceremony, a graduate-student showcase, a roundtable session on potential changes to GASB’s reporting model for state and local governments, and a small number of select research panels. Please be on the lookout for more information about these plans in the weeks to come, and please feel free to send your suggestions for virtual-conference content, scheduling, and/or format to abfmconference2020@gmail.com.

The Hyatt Regency Miami has been very good about working with us to cancel this year’s conference, and has agreed to host ABFM’s 2022 research conference to take place on September 22-24, 2022, on the same terms as agreed to for 2020. If you already made reservations with the hotel for this year, you should have no difficulty canceling them.

We hope to be able to convene as planned next year in Washington, DC, September 30 – October 2, 2021, so please save the dates.