IGeLU 2022: Hybrid Conference

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The IGeLU Steering Committee met last week to discuss the IGeLU 2022 Conference (13-15 September) and Developers Day (12 September) format and it was agreed that we will proceed with IGeLU 2022 Conference in Cardiff, Wales as a Hybrid Conference.

So what is a hybrid conference. In a hybrid model attendees are either physically located in the same place or they are attending remotely.

In reaching our decision we took into consideration the following

  1. Levels of COVID vaccination rates
  2. Timing of the conference – COVID case loads statistically are not high over summer and early autumn
  3. Impacts of the latest COVID variant
  4. COVID protocols that we will have in place during the conference
  5. Institutional budgets to allow conference attendance
  6. Informal networking opportunities which are more readily available when delegates attend conferences in-person

We are currently in discussions with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, WHELF and Prodution78 to ensure that we deliver a great conference to you whether you are attending physically or remotely. Currently we have a call out for Presentations (https://igelu.org/call-for-presentations/) and I encourage you all to submit a presentation as conference attendees are always eager to hear about what other people are doing.