80th Annual Meeting Day 5 Recap: Career Achievement Awards, Virtual Career Fair, Passing of the Gavel, and Farewells

11 Aug 2020
As the 80th Annual Meeting closed, the Academy announced new members of the AOM Board of Governors, celebrated award winners, and announced the theme for the next Annual Meeting.


Thank you to all who made #AOM2020 a success!

Career Achievement Awards

AOM Career Achievement Award Committee Chair Brian Boyd presented the 2020 Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award to Joel Brockner, Columbia University, and the 2020 Distinguished Service Award Winner to Andrew H. Van de Ven, University of Minnesota, in recognition of their significant contributions to the field of management.

For more information about these awards, visit the 2020 Career Achievement Awards page.

Closing remarks

AOM President Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro and President Elect Quinetta Roberson provided closing remarks during a live session as they transitioned AOM leadership and shared their observations and highlights of AOM2020.


Both Jackie and Quinetta spoke about their own personal Annual Meeting experiences, the successes of this year’s conference, and lastly, the introduction of incoming board members before pass the gavel from Jackie to Quinetta, officially making her the 76th President of the Academy of Management.

As new AOM President, Quinetta went on to introduce the newly elected members of the 2020-2021 Board of Governors.

They also mentioned the tremendous effort of the staff and volunteers who made AOM 2020 a success, with attendees echoing their sentiments:

"All the planners and staff have pulled off miracles this conference. Congratulations and THANK YOU."
   - Jean Bartunek, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA

"Thank you for the amazing experience! Even from distance, the conference was excellent!"
   - Glessia Silva, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil

"Thank you, and well done! This whole conference went surprisingly smoothly. I wouldn't have been able to attend in person, so it worked out great for me! Looking forward to next year."
   - Heather Swenddal, Nichols College, Massachusetts, USA

"My first AOM and definitely not my last... Thank you for making this experience so GREAT!"
   - Dimitri Simonin, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Preliminary Statistics

  • 7,213 members attended from 88 countries
  • 1.4 million-page views 
  • 7,000+ poll participations 
  • 21 Exhibitors at the Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • 1,565 sessions presented
    • 445 Live sessions
    • 283 Real-time open sessions
    • 117 Real-time presenter sessions
    • 45 Mock Live sessions
    • 1,120 Asynchronous (pre-recorded) sessions

Virtual Career Fair

The Virtual Career Fair has been an exciting part of AOM 2020, with sessions seeing high attendance and engagement from members. Attendees benefited from Career Coaching, a Job Market Workshop featuring discussions with a global slate of panelists, virtual recruitment booths, and interview tips and tricks.

AOM2020Session_JobFairStrong support for the fair is evident in the number of participants: 45 employers, 402 career fair attendees, and 1,006 active candidates.

Employers have the opportunity to reach more than 800 active job seekers and an additional 18,000 association members located in more than 120 countries world-wide through the career fair, while job seekers have access to a premiere network of academic institutions and corporations looking for high-quality academics, professional scholars, and researchers.

The Virtual Career Fair continues through 14 August.

AOM 2021

With AOM 2020 complete, we look forward to welcoming members to AOM 2021 when we celebrate the theme Bringing The Manager Back in Management.


Here’s what’s happening on social media

Looking forward to joining the @AOMConnect @AOM_STR #Doctoral #Consortium. I was on the student side 4 years ago, and it was extraordinarily helpful. I am excited to now give back and help out from this side.
Andrea Contigiani, Ohio State University

Celebrating the volunteerism, hard work, and general amazingness of our outgoing @AOMConnect Board of Governors members Carol Kulik, Elizabeth George, Chris Quinn Trank, and Batia Wiesenfeld. Thank you! #AOM2020
Quinetta Roberson, AOM President 

Goodness, it’s gone just as quickly as the in-person conference! I'm so glad I have the time to check out my packed calendar of sessions through the end of October. 
Belinda Rae, University of South Australia Business School

Thank you for this great virtual conference @AOMConnect. I am already looking forward to #AOM2021 in Philadelphia and the upcoming conference theme "Bringing the manager back in management". I'm sure that practice theory & strategizers have a lot to contribute to this topic.
Lorenzo Skade, Europa-Uni Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany

#AOM2020 recap posts

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