The 2020 IAMU Broadband Conference is still a GO on March 17 and 18, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport.
IAMU has been closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus (aka, Coronavirus) and consulting with other organizations like the Iowa Communications Alliance which holds its own (much larger) annual gathering the week after ours. The current logic is that our event is small enough that, with proper precautions, we can continue to move forward safely.
During breakfast on March 17th, Margret Meade with the IAMU Safety Team will provide attendees with some guidance on best practices for keeping COVID-19 (or any other bug) at bay.
In the meantime, you might want to start practicing your Vulcan salute as a safer alternative to handshakes. (Conference organizer and Trekker Curtis Dean will demonstrate the Vulcan salute for those who aren't familiar).
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