IGeLU 2021 Conference Update

January 24, 2021
By

Last year we announced that the 2021 conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 2021 conference has been a standing agenda item on the IGeLU Steering Committee meetings and after much deliberation we have decided that the best way moving forward, under the current COVID-19 situation is to

  1. Cancel the 2021 physical conference
  2. Run the 2021 conference as a digital conference

We would like to thank the Det Kongelige Bibliotek (the Royal Danish Library), the local conference organising committee, for the hard work that they have undertaken to date. It is disappointing that we have had to cancel our 2021 physical conference in Copenhagen as is a great location.

The decision to hold a digital conference is based on

  1. The new emerging COVID-19 strain which appears to be more virulent
  2. Current COVID-19 infection rates
  3. Uncertainty on international travel requirements
  4. Increased travel expenses
  5. Institutional budgets impacted by the pandemic
  6. Logistics involved in holding a Hybrid Conference
  7. Reports of differing vaccine roll out schedules across different countries

We have learnt a lot from holding the 2020 Digital Conference and our experience from holding the 2020 Digital Conference means that we will be able to deliver a better 2021 Digital Conference experience.

We are also looking at integrating our technology to make registration and access to the conference a lot easier.

In addition we are investigating options to deliver the conference using real-time subtitles in up to 10 other languages.

If you have any questions, please let me know. at mailto:chair@igelu.org

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a member?
Here is what IGeLU does for you

Download the interactive  registration form today

Follow Us

Follow IGeLU on Facebook and Twitter and keep up to date with our latest news.