As many of you may have already anticipated, due to international travel restrictions and the risk involved around spreading COVID-19 infections, the SBSE board decided in its last board meeting to reschedule this year's retreat for the summer of 2021.
Those of you who have participated in past retreats know that other than academic conferences, our retreats build on personal interaction and networking between faculty and students. which simply cannot be achieved in a comparable way by moving the event online. Thus, our current plan is to still hold the next retreat in the Detroit area, at the originally proposed Manresa Retreat House, as previously advertised for the 2020 retreat. All submitted session proposals will automatically be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Retreat. A call for additional/alternative proposal submissions, or revisions to existing proposals, will be announced at a time closer to the new date in a future call.
The event organizers, Kriss Nelson and James Leach (University of Detroit Mercy), remain enthusiastic about hosting the retreat next year and appreciate your understanding regarding the difficult decision to postpone.
Please see the Retreat Page for any updates.