From the report:
I was excitedly awaiting my first ELI Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon when I received the disappointing news that it was called off. Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, the conference organizers made the difficult decision tocancel the meeting. Although an appropriate decision, many presenters, like me, were left with many hours worth of work with no way of presenting it. Personally, I was planning on presenting my poster—Shaping Up Services: Developing Prototypes for Student Success, which describes a data-driven approach recently implemented across a cohort of colleges called service concept testing—and was eagerly anticipating a few days worth of interesting discussions on integrating new technology in designing and developing support services to promote student success (To view the poster, see below).
All hope was not lost, however. Some dedicated professionals with the conference spirit sprung into action, creating an “Unconference.”