SLS 2020 is canceled [Announced by AIA via email Thursday, April 9]
After much deliberation and thoughtful considerations to assure the health and safety of all participants, the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) have mutually decided to cancel the 2020 SLS in Chicago, Illinois scheduled for July 24-26, 2020.
The 2020 theme "From 'Surviving to Thriving' in Healthcare: Resiliency Re-Imagined" has taken on new meaning in these past months. Resiliency issues are broadening and deepening as the COVID-19 crisis impacts are realized more each day across our nation and the world.
As such, the SLS Planning Committee is exploring alternative avenues for virtual conversations and program delivery. We acknowledge the importance of sharing experiences during this time. This level and quality of education is imperative to raise the bar in healthcare architecture for our clients. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the challenges of this health and safety crisis. Details will be available as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay virtually connected with your colleagues across the country as our clients and firms face unprecedented circumstances.
The planning efforts for SLS 2021 will begin in early fall. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us, July 23-25, 2021 in Chicago. We are in this together and together we can survive and thrive.
Stay safe and be well.