Received this email from the APS:
Great American Stamp Show: Chicago 2021
Statement from Scott D. English, Executive Director
Let's Do This!
In March, we announced that we were moving into the next planning phase for the Great American Stamp Show. To make the show financially viable for both dealers and the American Philatelic Society, we needed to meet specific benchmarks. I am pleased to announce we've completed those benchmarks, and the Great American Stamp Show will happen.
We called on our philatelic community to make plans to attend, and the response has been overwhelming! Good news and bad news: Our hotel blocks are filled for both the Embassy Suites and the DoubleTree hotel. If you haven't booked your room yet, we will get additional rooms for those planning to attend.
To the collectors, exhibitors, societies, and dealers who made commitments to attend the show: You made this possible. On behalf of the American Philatelic Society, American Topical Society, and the American First Day Cover Society, thank you for rising to the occasion!
I would like to thank the APS Board of Directors for their faith in our fantastic team here at the APS. There have been so many developments over the past three months, and they've proven agile and responsive. Thank you to our partners at the American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society for their trust and support throughout this process. We promise to deliver a show to remember. Thanks to our partners at American Stamp Dealers Association, especially our old friend and colleague, Dana Guyer, for rallying the dealers.
Most importantly, I want to thank Wendy Masorti and Sarah Myers, our Shows team, for their tireless work in planning the show, responding at all hours to questions and concerns, and getting us across the goal line. It's hard to believe this, the first show for both of them! Thanks to Ken Martin, our experienced hand at stamp shows, for his guidance and support to our rookie team.
To the dealers who have not committed to the show, look at the overwhelming response so far. We're all planning to come to Chicago to support our dealer community after the challenging year. You will not want to miss this show!
The COVID pandemic has challenged all of us in the hobby, and we have emerged stronger from it. The response over the past two months is more proof of that. We're not out of the woods just yet, so be vigilant, be safe, and be in Chicago in August for the Great American Stamp Show!
Dates: August 12-15, 2021
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois
Hosts: American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association, and American First Day Cover Society
Sponsor: United States Postal Service