Planning Picks Up for In-Person AUSA Annual Meeting

Planning Picks Up for In-Person AUSA Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
Photo by: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for AUSA

Relaxation of District of Columbia social distancing restrictions has allowed the Association of the U.S. Army to plan for a big, in-person Annual Meeting and Exposition this fall.

District officials lifted many restrictions on May 21, with plans for a full reopening in June. 

“We are thrilled by this news, as it means AUSA can host our in-person Annual Meeting,” the association said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to business, and we can’t wait to see you there.”

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Oct. 11–13 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Registration and housing will open in July, with more details coming soon. Exhibit space and sponsorships are available. For more information or updates, click here. To reserve exhibit space, click here.

The safety of attendees and exhibitors remains AUSA’s top priority. “Though some of the precautions we implement may no longer be required by local authorities, we will continue to evaluate our guidelines and create safety measures to make sure that everyone is comfortable attending this year’s Annual Meeting,” AUSA said in its statement.

The association also will monitor recommendations from local health authorities, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At this time, precautions include masks inside the convention center, enhanced sanitizing stations and cleaning protocols throughout the event, and signs on safety and health guidelines across the venue.

“We’re thrilled to host our industry-leading event that will, at long last, reunite the community that allows us to achieve our mission of providing a voice for the Army, support for the soldier, and honoring those who have served, in order to advance the security of the nation,” AUSA said. “We’ve missed you, and we look forward to welcoming you back to D.C. this October.”