TMA 2020 Fall events pivot to virtual format

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Monday, July 20, 2020

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Board of Directors announced their decision to transition the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Ops-Tech (formerly known as Fall Operations Management Seminar and Technology Summit) from face-to-face to virtual meetings. The increase in the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks raised great concern for the wellbeing of their members and other prospective attendees.

“My colleagues on the Board of Directors and TMA staff are very excited about the shift to virtual programming, as it opens up some outstanding new opportunities for both attendees and speakers,” TMA President Don Young said in the announcement. “We anticipate a heightened comfort level with registering for each event and hope everyone can enjoy the savings and convenience from avoiding travel but still have access to programs and networking opportunities using the latest collaboration technologies that all of us have been forced to adopt in recent months.” 

TMA’s meetings well be presented as follows:

  • 2020 Annual Meeting Education Sessions – Tuesday, Oct. 27-29; and
  • 2020 Ops-Tech Education Sessions – Focus on Operations, Monday, Nov. 9 to Thursday, Nov. 12, includes a bonus one-day video security monitoring track on the last day and Focus on Technology, Tuesday Nov. 17 to Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

 

Attendees can expect the same quality and scope of content in educational programming that has long been a distinguishing attribute of TMA meetings. 

“The educational portion of our fall events reflects the current, unprecedented business landscape for monitoring and installation companies of all sizes,” John Brady, TMA Education Committee chair, said. “From emerging insurance and legal issues to remote workforce management training issues amid the pandemic, the meeting will dedicate time to the latest technology offerings and explore new business opportunities that have arisen in recent months.”