As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, AEM quickly responded by shifting many of its committee meetings, conferences and events to virtual to continue to offer these programs to the association’s members. While the circumstances surrounding the pandemic’s impact continues to evolve with time, the AEM staff continues to work hard to ensure members still have opportunities to learn, engage and connect with experts and each other.

“The health and safety of our members and our staff has been our top focus as we’ve made adjustments to our upcoming meetings, events and conference to include virtual participation,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We’re making modifications to offer our events in a virtual format to ensure safety while offering in-person gatherings as options for some of our events and meetings. We’re keeping a close eye on how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and how businesses are starting to gather and open up.”

The AEM Health & Safety Task Force has been hard at work to develop guidelines for when AEM meetings, conferences and trade shows are offered in-person. These guidelines will be shared with the membership and all event attendees and partners prior to any in-person gatherings. The guidelines will take into account all federal and state recommendations based on event locations. Look for this details information on our website and via the AEM Industry Advisor.

Event, Conference and Meeting Schedule for 2020:

Here is look at our event and meetings calendar for 2020.  Mark your calendars and check our website often for updates:

AEM Summer Board MeetingsVirtual with In-Person Option

Aug. 4-5

The AEM Board, CE Sector Board and the Ag Sector Boards will meet virtually Aug. 4-5 and offer an in-person option in Milwaukee for all participants. Please contact Wanda Sova at with questions.

Workforce Solutions SummitVirtual

Aug. 10-12

This virtual Summit will be held Aug. 10-12 and will offer insights from experts on topics to help our members and the industry attract and retain a pipeline of talent to help them move their businesses forward. The Summit will consist of one 90-minute session offered each day. Click here to pre-register for this virtual event.  For more information, please contact Julie Davis at

Product Safety & Compliance/Product Liability Seminars – Virtual

Aug. 24-27

Originally scheduled for April, the Product Safety & Compliance/Product Liability Seminars have been rescheduled for Aug. 24-27 and will be offered in a virtual format. The agenda will feature informative and inspiring keynotes, workshops and 30-plus sessions across three tracks. Due to a change in registration software providers, registration for the Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability Seminars will re-open shortly. Those individuals with current registrations will be transferred over to the new system in the coming weeks. We will provide more details as they become available. Thank you for your patience. Please contact Nate Burton at for additional information or questions. Visit the official website for the latest updates.

Thinking Forward Events – Virtual

Starting Sept. 9

AEM will continue its Thinking Forward series events in 2020 to showcase technologies and help members gain information and insights they can incorporate into their businesses. Plans are underway to offer three Thinking Forward Events: Sept. 9, Oct.6 and Oct. 20.  Registration will open by the end of July. For more information, please contact Helen Horner at

AEM Statistics ConferenceVirtual

Sept. 22-24

The 2020 Annual Statistics Conference will be held virtually Sept. 22-24. Whether you are an executive, data reporter, data intelligence manager or analyst, this is where the decisions that impact your market data are made. Registration information and more details will be available soon. For more information, please contact Mike Lietke at

AEM Annual Conference In-Person with Virtual Option

Nov. 18-20

The 2020 AEM Annual Conference will be held Nov. 18-20 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.  The theme this year is “The Next Chapter,” and the agenda will focus on helping members prepare for the opportunities and challenges they will face in the near term. Registration will open in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact Helen Horner at

Tech & Safety Product Group MeetingsVirtual


AEM will continue to update membership on upcoming committee meetings, which will either be held virtually or rescheduled at a later date. Committee members should contact their staff liaison if they have questions.

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