Annual Convention Will Be All Virtual

Hello MPA Members,
After much thought, discussion, and consideration, the MPA Convention Committee has made the decision to hold this year’s annual convention virtually due to the ongoing pandemic and the recent surge in cases due to the Delta Variant. While we were so excited and looking forward to seeing you all in person this September, we want to make sure that we do everything that we can to put the safety and health of our members first. We are disappointed that we won’t be able to see you all in person this year, but we remain dedicated to making this virtual experience a positive one! At this time, we plan to keep the same timeline and schedule for sessions as was planned for the in-person convention. Therefore, the virtual convention will still take place September 29-October 1st, 2021. We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this unprecedented time. Although, we continue to face uncertainty during this pandemic, I think this years theme “Where Do We Grow From Here? Innovation and Resilience In a Time of Change” continues to resonate with us all. Please be on the lookout for more information related to registration for the virtual conference. I look forward to seeing you all virtually! Stay safe and take care! 
Kristen J. Alston, PhD
2021 MPA Convention Chair and Immediate Past President