The board of directors of The Monitoring Association (TMA) today announced its decision to transition the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Ops-Tech (formerly known as Fall Operations Management Seminar and Technology Summit) to a virtual format. TMA says the dramatic increase in the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks raised great concern for the wellbeing of the members and other prospective attendees. The meetings will be presented as follows:

  • 2020 Annual Meeting Education Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 27 - Thursday, Oct., 29
  • 2020 Tech Education Sessions:
  • Focus on Operations: Monday, Nov. 9 - Thursday, Nov. 12 (Includes a bonus one-day Video Security Monitoring track on Nov. 12)
  • Focus on Technology: Tuesday, Nov. 17 - Wednesday, Nov. 18  

“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,” said TMA President Don Young. “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 says attendees can expect the same quality and scope of content in educational programming. 

“The educational portion of our fall events reflects the current, unprecedented business landscape for monitoring and installation companies of all sizes,” said John Brady, TMA Education Committee chair. “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.”     

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