WAM 2020 Cancelled ​

Dear WAMers,

At an emergency meeting of the WAM Executive Board this morning, we decided that we cannot go ahead with the conference scheduled for next week. This is disappointing for all of us, but in the circumstances we came to feel we had no option. The number of colleges and universities imposing travel bans increases by the hour, and our numbers and our program would be very seriously depleted. We recognize that those bans and the cancellation of many sporting and public events reflect a concern that the spread of the COVID-19 virus can be hastened by travel and social gatherings, and in the interests of the health of members and the wider public we feel we must contribute to reducing those factors.

We know this decision will impose inconvenience, and quite possibly costs, in terms of cancelling travel arrangements and accommodation. We hope that the broadening willingness of airlines and hotels to be flexible about cancellations will make things easier, but we know there will be inconvenience at least. We are also bearing the cost of a good deal of work that has already gone into the conference. We can only ask that these be accepted as contributing to the welfare of our organization, and of the wider public. Unfortunately, the contract with the hotel leaves us with liability not only for the banquet and facilities costs; but, also for the rooms you would normally have paid for. Therefore, please bear with us while we try to negotiate a settlement with the Hotel; then we can take into the overall costs and develop an appropriate policy in the light of that 

We are actively pursuing possibilities of rescheduling the conference to later in the year, or conducting it in some virtual format, and we will be consulting with our membership on options like these. In true WAM spirit, we hope you can support us with your continued patience and understanding.

WAM Executive Board

What's Included


All WAM Conference Delegates:


  • Opening reception

  • Two breakfasts

  • Presidential luncheon

  • WAM conference program

  • WAM business meeting


WAM Doctoral/Junior Faculty Consortium:


  • Consortium program Wednesday/Thursday

  • Doctoral/Junior Faculty dinner

  • Doctoral/Junior Faculty Consortium breakfast and lunch

  *Pre-registration required



Case Writers Conference Delegates:


  • Case Writers breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

  • Case Writers conference program

  *Case Writers delegates may choose to register only to participate in Case Writers conference or register to participate     in the WAM program

Registration Rates:

WAM Conference Registration Includes:

  • WAM membership for the current year

  • One year subscription to JMI ($25 additional for print)



Regular Conference Fee: Current faculty members & professionals


$350 after February 16th 2020



Student Conference Fee: Current undergraduate/graduate/doctoral students


$200 after February 16th 2020



Emeritus Conference Fee: Retired faculty members and retired professionals


$200 after February 16th 2020


Accompanying Guest Fee **: WAM sessions, receptions, and meals


$200 after February 16th 2020

** This fee is only for a guest of a paying WAM member if that guest does not meet regular

faculty member criterion.


WCA Regular Fee:



WCA Student Fee:




Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid less a $75 processing fee will be refunded for cancellations post-marked or faxed prior to Feb 16th, 2020. Following this date, no refunds will be issued.

Transfer Policy
There will be a charge of $75 to transfer a registration to another person. Transfer requests must be made by Feb 20th, 2020. Following this date, no transfers will be issued.

The conference organizers reserve the right to modify the program. The organizers are not responsible for any non-refundable expenses incurred for travel and accommodations associated with this event.

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