AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
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* AMSAT 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting Changes to Virtual Event
ANS-253.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
To: All RADIO AMATEURS
From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002
DATE: 2021 Sep 10
AMSAT 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting Changes to Virtual Event
Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSAT has announced that its 39th Space Symposium scheduled for October 29-31, 2021 will now take place as a virtual event. The Symposium was originally planned to be held at the Crowne Plaza AiRE hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.
AMSAT President, Robert Bankston, KE4AL, explained, "Our membership has voiced its concern over the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks associated with long distance travel and attendance at large group gatherings. In the interest of everyone's comfort and safety, we have made the difficult decision to return to a virtual meeting platform. If there is any good news in this, we know that last year's virtual Symposium event was well received and that we have the opportunity to repeat its success this year."
The dates for the virtual symposium will remain the same as was originally announced. The schedule will be reviewed by Symposium organizers and adjusted as needed to accommodate the virtual setting. Persons who have already registered for the Symposium will automatically receive refunds in the days ahead.
Please watch for further announcements as they become available. Questions regarding the Symposium should be addressed to info at amsat dot com.
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This week's ANS Editor, Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
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