AAAR 40th Annual Conference

Annual Business Meeting

AAAR Annual Business Meeting
Friday, October 22, 2021

Present: Sergey Nizkorodov, Kelley Barsanti, Amy Sullivan, Jonathan Reid, Chris Hogan, Akua Asa-Awuku, Andrea Ferro, Leah Williams + approx. 14 members


Call to Order & Welcome
Sergey Nizkorodov

President Sergey Nizkorodov called the meeting to order at 12:31 PT.


President’s Remarks
Sergey Nizkorodov

SN presented Highlights from 2020-2021 (slides), including: updates provided on new media initiative update, bylaws vote, and new Hering award, recognition of AAAR fellows, student chapters, organizational members, followed by a membership and demographics overview.


Secretary’s Report
Kelley Barsanti

Kelley Barsanti led review of 2020 minutes and vote to approve. Motion for approval made by Leah Williams and seconded by Akua Asa-Awuku; minutes approved unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report
Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan presented the treasurer’s report (slides), including total assets, income and expenses, board approved budgets (with in-person and virtual conference options, if needed), strategic projects and new initiatives, and endowments funds, including the new Hering award fund raising success. 


AS&T Update
Jonathan Reid

AS&T Editor in Chief Jonathan presented an update on AS&T (slides), on submission, acceptances, and time to decision numbers, noting record number of submissions and increase in impact factor.  Also highlighted initiatives for growing and sustaining reach.


2021 Conference Report
Chris Hogan

2021 conference chair Chris Hogan gave conference update; registration up slightly from last year; noted while number of platinum sponsors decreased the cost for this level was higher.

Answered questions about attendance in tutorials and plenaries. 


2020-2021 Election Results
Andrea Ferro

Andrea Ferro presented the election.  New officers, board members, and working group vice chairs were announced.


Recognition of Outgoing Board Members and Officers
Sergey Nizkorodov

Sergey Nizkorodov thanked outgoing members: BOD-Arantza Eiguren, Jesse Kroll, Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz; Secretary-Kelley Barsanti, and President-Sergey Nizkorodov.


Passing of the Gavel
Sergey Nizkorodov / Akua Asa-Awuku

Sergey Nizkorodov passed the virtual gave to Akua Asa-Awuku. Akua Asa-Awuku thanked Sergey Nizkorodov for his leadership.


Akua Asa-Awuku

Andrea Ferro motioned to adjourn meeting, Leah Williams seconded.
Akua Asa-Awuku adjourned meeting @1:30 pm PT.

Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird
(Through July 31)
(August 1-31)
(September 1-conference)
Regular $659 $749 $842
Early Career $531 $602 $671
Student $235 $235 $326
Retiree $235 $235 $326

Registration via the website portal will close on Sunday Sept. 25th, but you will still have the chance to Register in-person at the AAAR Registration Desk in the Raleigh Convention Center starting on Sunday October 2nd.