Letter from the Eastern and Southeastern Branch Presidents

Dear Eastern Branch and Southeastern Branch Members, 

We thank you for your patience and understanding as the EB, SEB, and ESA leadership worked to cancel our joint branch meeting in Atlanta. First and foremost, our goal was to maintain the health and safety of all our members. Once the city of Atlanta and the CDC revised their guidelines regarding meetings in the city, we were contractually required to cancel our meeting. 

Unfortunately, we will not be moving forward with an in-person joint meeting in 2020. In accordance with our bylaws, we will be hosting our annual business meetings via webinar to install our next set of leaders for the branch. Stay tuned to for more information about the date and time this will take place. 

Despite the cancellation of the in-person Joint Meeting, we want to give credit to the many volunteers who worked extremely hard to plan this meeting. We would like to express our thanks to:

  • Program Chairs: Babu Srinivasan and Art Agnello
  • Local Arrangement Chair: Brett Blaauw
  • Student Competition Chairs: Brenna Traver and Esmaeil Amiri
  • ESA Staff: Becky Anthony and Rosina Romano
  • All other meeting organizers and sponsors

Looking ahead, please plan to join us next year for the Eastern Branch Meeting, February 20-22, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA and the Southeastern Branch Meeting, March 12-16, 2021 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused but hope to see you all at future ESA Branch meetings. 

Sincerely,
Brian Nault & Yasmin Cardoza

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