Dear Colleagues:

We regret to inform you that ARLIS/NA will not be holding its 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO next month because of the serious health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be assured that I appreciate your patience while we worked through the decision-making process. 

The conference planners and ARLIS/NA Executive Board hoped that the situation would improve, but restrictions on travel, CDC’s recommendations to avoid congregating in large groups, and the attendance limits in place at Washington University and Saint Louis University -- where many of our events were to be held – meant that proceeding with the conference as planned would be both irresponsible and impractical.  The health and safety of our membership and the population at large is of the utmost importance. 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be issuing full refunds to everyone who has already registered.  Please cancel your hotel reservation.  If you have received a travel award, we will be in touch on how to handle the award moving forward. 

This will be a substantial financial burden for the Society.  If you choose to donate your refund to ARLIS/NA, it would be very much appreciated.  If you do want to donate, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

I want to thank the conference planning committee and the co-chairs who planned what would have been an excellent conference.  Although we were excited to show off St. Louis,  we are considering how to share the content that presenters and moderators have developed; more on that soon.

If you have questions, please ask a member of the executive board, a member of the conference planning advisory committee, or our Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are here to answer your questions.

Be well.  --Laura

Laura Schwartz


St. Louis Lambert International Airport  

10701 Lambert International Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63145
Hub for major airlines, St. Louis Lambert International Airport is located 11 miles north west of the Chase Park Plaza and 14 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. Rent a car or take MetroLink.

Metro St. Louis  
Once you have arrived in St. Louis, there are several options for taking transit from the airport. From the main terminal at the airport, take the MetroLink red line to Shiloh Scott. Exit at the Central West End MetroLink station and transfer to the number 10 bus (to Hampton TC). Take the number 10 bus to Kingshighway & Lindell.
Access the Metro St. Louis handy online trip planner here.

Amtrak St. Louis Gateway Station

430 South 15th Street St. Louis Gateway Station St. Louis, MO 63103-2607
Missouri River Runner runs between Kansas City and St. Louis Lincoln Service high speed rail service between Chicago and St. Louis Texas Eagle If you are joining us from the San Antonio, Texas area you will want to take the Texas Eagle.

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