Posted by: Titus Presler | April 16, 2020

Pandemic prompts American Society of Missiology to postpone annual conference until 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the American Society of Missiology (ASM) to postpone its annual conference until 2021.  ASM brings together Anglican, Evangelical, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic mission scholars from the USA and Canada, and often there are a number of scholars from other countries as well.  It is probably the strongest regional body of mission scholars in the world, last year convening about 250 participants.

I look forward to the conference annually and have had the privilege of presenting papers there for a number of years.  The conference was long held at the monastery of the Society of the Divine Word in Chicago, then at Wheaton College, and now at St. Mary’s College adjacent to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

Here is the announcement made quite recently, later than many other such announcements:



The annual meeting of the ASM, along with the associated meetings of the APM and AETE, will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Instead, these meetings have been postponed until June of 2021 (June 17 – 20).  This regretful decision was reached by the leadership of the ASM, APM and AETE after careful deliberation and close consultation with our hosts, Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana.  The themes and programs for the 2021 meetings will be, as much as possible, the same as those which had been scheduled for 2020.  Because elections of officers take place during the annual meeting, the officers of the ASM will continue in their current position for an extra year.  Those of you who have made travel arrangements to South Bend for this year’s annual meeting are asked to rebook or cancel those arrangements.  Those who registered for the annual meeting(s) will be sent specific instructions regarding your registration.  All who wish to cancel their registration will receive 100% of their payment.  There will also be an option to apply this year’s registration to next year’s meeting at no extra cost.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Alison Fitchett Climenhaga at

Sincerely, Arun W. Jones, President, American Society of Missiology.

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