BIO Cancels 2020 Conference

In light of reports about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and the announcement by the CUNY Provost to cancel public programs and in-person class meetings for the rest of the spring semester, the BIO Board of Directors decided—regretfully but unanimously—to cancel the 2020 BIO conference. Everyone who has registered will receive a full refund of the registration fee plus all additional fees. As much as possible, BIO will preserve the 2020 program for its 2021 conference, which will take place in New York at the CUNY Graduate Center the weekend of May 14-16.

The 2020 BIO Award, the Plutarch Award, the Hazel Rowley Prize, the Caro Fellowship, and the Mayborn/BIO Fellowship will all be conferred on schedule. Winners of the Plutarch, Rowley, and Caro, normally announced at the annual conference, will be announced in the May issue of The Biographers Craft.