Due to continued concerns related to COVID-19 and in consideration of the safety and well-being of conference participants and staff, we have made the difficult decision to transition the 2021 ATE Conference from a hybrid to a fully virtual event. The Virtual ATE Conference will take place October 18-22, 2021.
Please know that AACC has been working closely with NSF to assess the status of the pandemic, our registration numbers, and the needs and interests of the ATE community. Our ATE grant teams are facing increasing levels of institutional travel restrictions, local surges, and other factors impacting their ability and willingness to attend an in-person event.
While we are again disappointed not to convene an in-person conference, we are committed to providing equitable access to a valuable, educational, and community-building experience. The 2021 Virtual ATE Conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynotes, concurrent sessions, ATE Connects, a student poster session, a forum to connect with ATE program directors, and a range of sessions and learning opportunities.
We anticipate that there will be several questions pertaining to the cancellation of the in-person event. To assist you, please consult this list of FAQs for questions pertaining to registration refunds, transfer of registrations to the virtual event, hotel and travel, and the Call for Sessions.
On behalf of AACC, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we work to make this transition. The ATE community is known for its ability to support and empower each other—and we hope that we can all come together with this spirit in mind to collaboratively create and participate in this virtual event.
Please see below for important event deadlines: