MIDYEAR MEETING

Chicago chosen as new site for ABA 2021 Midyear Meeting

The ABA Board of Governors voted Friday to move its 2021 Midyear Meeting from Orlando to Chicago, citing economic reasons.

At the board’s meeting in Missoula, Mont., ABA President Bob Carlson made a motion to relocate the meeting to Chicago. It was passed on voice vote with no objections.

In a statement released after the vote Carlson said, “the association evaluated 18 cities as possible locations for the meeting,” which will be held February 10-15, 2021.

The decision to hold the meeting in Chicago will result in significant savings to the ABA and its members because the ABA is headquartered there. The decision to move the meeting from Orlando to Chicago is expected to result in more than $1 million savings in travel and expenses for ABA staff and members who attend the meeting.

Contracts to hold the meeting in Orlando were signed years ago when the size of the Midyear Meeting was larger. The minimum spends on food and beverage would have cost the ABA hundreds of thousands of dollars in excess costs, so the decision was made to relocate.

At the board’s meeting in Missoula, Mont., ABA President Bob Carlson made a motion to relocate the meeting to Chicago. It was passed on voice vote with no objections.

In a statement released after the vote Carlson said, “the association evaluated 18 cities as possible locations for the meeting,” which will be held February 10-15, 2021.

The decision to hold the meeting in Chicago will result in significant savings to the ABA and its members because the ABA is headquartered there. The decision to move the meeting from Orlando to Chicago is expected to result in more than $1 million savings in travel and expenses for ABA staff and members who attend the meeting.

Contracts to hold the meeting in Orlando were signed years ago when the size of the Midyear Meeting was larger. The minimum spends on food and beverage would have cost the ABA hundreds of thousands of dollars in excess costs, so the decision was made to relocate.

At the board’s meeting in Missoula, Mont., ABA President Bob Carlson made a motion to relocate the meeting to Chicago. It was passed on voice vote with no objections.

In a statement released after the vote Carlson said, “the association evaluated 18 cities as possible locations for the meeting,” which will be held February 10-15, 2021.

The decision to hold the meeting in Chicago will result in significant savings to the ABA and its members because the ABA is headquartered there. The decision to move the meeting from Orlando to Chicago is expected to result in more than $1 million savings in travel and expenses for ABA staff and members who attend the meeting.

Contracts to hold the meeting in Orlando were signed years ago when the size of the Midyear Meeting was larger. The minimum spends on food and beverage would have cost the ABA hundreds of thousands of dollars in excess costs, so the decision was made to relocate.

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