AUPresses Seattle Conference Cancelled, Virtual Event in the Works

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the AUPresses 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled to be held June 13-15 in Seattle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The possible risks to the safety and health of our attendees, as well as the uncertain duration of current travel restrictions, have made it impossible for the in-person meeting to proceed.

The Association gratefully acknowledges the work of the 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee, chaired by Laurie Matheson (director, University of Illinois Press), and also thanks those who were organizing workshops and special events.

Details about the Association’s virtual meeting in June are forthcoming: 

The AUPresses 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle would have coincided with the 100th anniversary of the University of Washington Press. Congratulations to its director Nicole Mitchell and all staff members on reaching this milestone.

About the Association of University Presses

AUPresses is an organization of 160 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, the Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association holds intellectual freedom, integrity, stewardship, and equity and inclusion as core values. AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.

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Wij ondersteunen en stimuleren de essentiële rol van een wereldwijde gemeenschap van uitgevers wiens missie het is om academische excellentie te waarborgen en kennis te cultiveren.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Dutch