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SMACNA Announces Cancellation of In-Person 77th Annual Convention Due to COVID-19

Jun 18, 2020

Event will transform into a digital experience the week of October 13th

Chantilly, Va. (June 18, 2020) – The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the Edge Logo Againsheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced the cancellation of its in-person 77th Annual Convention, scheduled to be held September 27-30 in Colorado Springs, Colo., due to public health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SMACNA is instead working with members, industry partners and service providers, keynote speakers, instructors and many others to convert its largest event of the year into a digital experience called The SMACNA Edge Conference: A Virtual Education Forum, to be held October 13-15, 2020.  New registration information, sessions and events, and industry partner opportunities will be shared here and in Member Update with the SMACNA community in the coming weeks.

“We were excited and prepared to host a memorable, in-person SMACNA Annual Convention this September. However, after careful consideration and prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved – including staff, volunteers, partners, members and attendees – we have made the difficult decision to transition to a virtual experience this fall,” said Vince Sandusky, SMACNA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our team is determined to deliver the same robust educational opportunities our membership has come to expect from SMACNA, only virtually through The SMACNA Edge Conference.”

Details and new developments regarding The SMACNA Edge Conference will be shared on SMACNA’s conference website as they are finalized.  

SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms and is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA members are responsible for effectively delivering the clean air Americans breathe in offices, homes, and hospitals; for many of the attractive facades you see on today’s stadiums and office buildings; and for the comfortable, healthy, and safe living environments in which our citizens live out their daily lives. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit

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