Nita Rudra (Georgetown University)
Carew Boulding (University of Colorado at Boulder)
The global pandemic has changed many things about our personal and professional lives. At ISA, we have been working diligently since the cancellation of #ISA2020 in Honolulu to understand how these changes impact what we do professionally and in service to our members. ISA Headquarters’ staff have been researching the feasibility of a wide array of options for #ISA2021, ranging from an in-person to hybrid to an entirely virtual event.
While we all hoped to be able to meet in person, the health and safety of the ISA community is our top priority. We have determined that the ISA 2021 Convention will move to an entirely virtual platform. Given the ambiguity of global vaccination distribution, on-going travel restrictions, budget cuts and the potential on-site spacing constraints for in-person events, we saw little room for a different choice.