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Meeting Round-Up: Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas

By Lisa L. Pittman

Today, the Live Music Capital of the World is a ghost town, with the multi-media SxSW conference unfathomably canceled and all bars and restaurants closed. But during the ABA’s Midyear Meeting February 12-16, attendees were treated to the best dining, entertainment, and scenery Austin has to offer. I recall suggesting Austin as a meeting place for the ABA over a decade ago but was told Austin did not have the requisite capacity. Now, the sleepy college town of Austin has become a booming metropolis, and the Midyear meeting spread across several hotels that did not exist just a few years ago. While navigating ongoing construction, sometimes on scooters, adventurous attendees explored famed old haunts and discovered hip new streets around downtown Austin during their stay. Amidst the fun, the ABA accomplished several major goals during the meeting.

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