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COVID-19 Update

Dear Advisors, Delegates, and members of the BUSUN community,

On behalf of the BUSUN Secretariat, we wish to express our deepest sympathies and well wishes to everyone during this challenging time.

We wanted to give you an update regarding how BUSUN is handling the response to COVID-19, and promise to continuously keep you updated regarding how BUSUN will respond and adapt to putting together a conference during this time.

First. as of now, BUSUN XXIV is still expected to be held during the weekend of November 6-8, 2020. BUSUN Secretariat and staff are working tirelessly around the clock to ensure that the conference will be run to the same high standards that you have come to expect from our nearly 24 years of operation. We look forward to seeing your applications, and we are excited to see you on Brown University’s campus in November! We promise to keep you updated should any changes occur to the conference’s schedule.

Second, we have decided to push back our application opening to April 15th, and extend the deadline for applications to be submitted until May 8th, with decisions coming out by May 11th. In years prior, submitting earlier would aid your application; this year, we will be waiving this criterion in order to allow schools to submit in a timeframe that works best for them. We understand that schools may have other priorities this year in dealing with appropriate responses to COVID-19, and want to ensure that all have an equal opportunity to participate in BUSUN XXIV. Please email our Director of External Affairs, Andrew George (, for any questions, concerns, or ways in which BUSUN can help support schools with their applications during this difficult time.

Finally, we wish to again extend our support and sympathies, and hope that you all be safe and take care in the months to come.

Thank you for choosing to come to BUSUN XIV, and we look forward to seeing you on campus in November.

Eamon McKeever and Helen Zhang
Secretaries-General, BUSUN XXIV