With great disappointment and after much research and consultation, it has become necessary to cancel the on-site 2020 AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference (SCLC) scheduled for March 26-28, 2020 at Illinois State University due to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 situation. We are actively working with the competition sponsors and organizers to continue the competition for finalists but in an online format. As soon as these arrangements are finalized, we will post this information on the AIS SCLC 2020 Conference website and email it to all competition finalists.
The decision to cancel is driven out of the concern for the well-being of students, faculty and conference sponsors. Many of whom have notified us in recent days of travel restrictions, cancellations of in-person events and concerns with travel. The Governor of Illinois has declared a state of emergency across the state due to the coronavirus.
For the chapters receiving chapter awards, we will be in contact with you to make arrangements to send your awards and award checks via mail. The AIS Office will begin processing refunds to conference registrants on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Also, please be on the look out for upcoming announcements for annual report deadlines and next year’s conference venue.
Thank you so much for your engagement in AIS Student Chapters and for registering for the AIS SCLC 2020 conference. We will continue to post updates about the cancellation on the AIS SCLC 2020 conference site (http://sc.aisnet.org/conference2020/) as needed.