Welcome to BARR 2021!


Hello everyone,

Last year the decision to cancel "BARR 2020" was a very difficult one for me and not one I am eager to have to make again. So, it was with this in mind, I decided to take a wait-and-see attitude about whether or not it was feasible to plan for and convene BARR in 2021.
I am now, however, encouraged by President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May. Though inoculations could extend well into the summer, depending on the government’s capacity to deliver doses and the willingness of people to roll up their sleeves, I do feel comfortable proceeding with plans for a 2021 event to be held at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD on October 1 and 2, 2021!
Obviously, I have a lot of work to do but registration for BARR will open on May 1, 2021...so get your mask ready!