February 19th, 2021
Due to the continued restrictions related to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the vaccine roll out in the months to come, the Board of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society has once again made the difficult decision to postpone the 65th ASGS Symposium that was scheduled for June 7th-13th in Vancouver, Washington. As before, this decision was the product of much thought and deliberation and was not made lightly. We sincerely apologize for any disruption in plans that this change may cause, but the ASGS is fully committed to the safety and well-being of its members and the communities that we serve.
Our 65th ASGS Annual Symposium will now be held in sunny Sarasota, Florida from July 18th-21st, 2022, and we will reconvene in Vancouver, Washington for our 66th ASGS Symposium in 2023. We trust that you understand our decision and want to thank you in advance for your patience and continued support as we maneuver our way through this ever-evolving situation. We will once again hold this year’s Annual Business Meeting online and you will receive the pertinent details as soon as they are available. Given that it has been quite some time since we have been able to meet in person, we would like to put together a virtual event offering an opportunity to connect and share knowledge. As this endeavor will require many volunteers, please contact the National Office if you are interested in helping to make this happen.
Though we may still find ourselves working under different circumstances than usual in an effort to sustain operations, we are no less dedicated to our profession. We continue to witness first-hand how our work is helping customers manufacture and deliver products and services that are essential in this hour of need, and we can be proud that our members in the USA and around the world are helping our customers treat patients more effectively and develop new techniques and vaccines that will help mitigate this virus. Glass truly is the eye of science and carrier of light.
I look forward to better days and seeing all of you soon.
American Scientific Glassblowers Society