Press Release: MCCA Creates 2020 Virtual Annual Convention

Jefferson City, MO — MCCA today announced that it will cancel its annual in-person convention to be held at St. Louis Union Station out of concern for the health and safety of attendees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MCCA has instead created a new virtual experience to take place on November 11-13.

As the must-attend event for community college and workforce development professionals, MCCA's inaugural virtual convention will provide the same vibrant programming, networking opportunities, and engaging entertainment as our in-person event.

Thanks to the generous financial support of our colleges, many faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees can experience MCCA's signature annual convention at no charge. 

The 2020 MCCA Virtual Annual Convention will also introduce the Solution Center, a reenvisioning to the traditional trade show. The repositioning is based on several years of feedback from attendees and exhibitors as well as industry research conducted by MCCA. "We noticed our members were hesitant to visit exhibitor booths because they didn't want to be sold to," said Kalynn Ramsey, MCCA director for member engagement and professional development. "Over the last couple of years, we've worked with our extraordinary exhibitors to reframe the mindset of 'selling' a product or service to instead being a subject matter expert or solution provider. We believe this fundamental change will spark meaningful conversations and create lasting connections."

Further details about MCCA's Virtual Annual Convention & Solution Center will be communicated to registered attendees and updated on Follow #MCCA2020 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About the Missouri Community College Association
The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri's community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state's 5,400 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.

About Missouri's Community Colleges
Missouri's community colleges specialize in workforce development and provide associate degrees and certificate programs. They serve as Missouri's lead institutions in delivering postsecondary technical education in partnership with area vocational-technical schools.

Contact: Bobby Remis
Missouri Community College Association
[email protected]

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