ACA Connects Postpones Summit Due To Coronavirus


In a purely precautionary move, the association representing small and independently owned MVPDs is postponing its annual summit in Washington, D.C., over coronavirus-fueled COVID-19 concerns.

ACA Connects confirms the event will go ahead at a future date.

The Pittsburgh-based group’s 27th Annual Summit had been planned for March 17-19 in the Nation’s Capital.

“It’s unfortunate the Summit will not happen in March after so much planning and the incredible interest of our members to again join us in Washington,” said ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka. “We really thought we could make a go of it, even earlier this week. But our priority is the health and safety of our ACA Connects members and all other attendees at the event.”

The decision to postpone the Summit involved input from multiple stakeholders. ACA Connects Chairman Patricia Jo Boyers took the Board lead in all the discussions with ACA Connects senior staff and counsel, and a cross-section of ACA Connects members, associate members and vendors who were planning to attend the Summit, as well as leaders on Capitol Hill and the FCC.

Polka said ACA Connects would announce the new date of the annual event as soon as possible after working with its hotel partners at the Grand Hyatt Washington.