Dear Colleagues,

We hope this message finds you well and adapting to the current conditions with equanimity.

Given the uncertainties surrounding international travel and institutional funding, after much deliberation the ACQS Executive Board has decided to postpone the ACQS 2020 biennial conference to September 30 – October 3, 2021. Future conferences will return to our regular schedule for even-numbered years, including the conference planned for Baltimore in 2022.

We are extremely grateful to the Hôtel Le Concorde in Québec City for working with us to make this change without penalty, but the dates to reschedule were very limited. We made every effort possible so as not to conflict with the biennial ACSUS conference scheduled for October 2021 and have been in conversation with ACSUS leadership concerning this unavoidable change.

Following our usual pre-conference timeline, we will once again disseminate that call for papers and reopen the submissions portal for new applications. If you have already submitted a proposal, you do not need to resubmit. However, most ACQS memberships expired on December 31, 2019. You will soon receive a renewal notice from the treasurer, if your membership has expired, along with directions for renewing for the 2020-2021 calendar years. You can renew your membership for 2020-2021 here:

Anticipating your many questions, we have posted an FAQ on the ACQS website here: For any other questions regarding the following, please contact:

· Presentation and proposal details: ACQS Vice-President Yulia Bosworth (

· Membership: ACQS Treasurer, Mark Richard (

· Governance and decision-making process: ACQS President Kate Harrington (

We apologize for any inconveniences this necessary change may cause and hope that we will see you all in Québec City in 2021.


The ACQS Executive Board