The EMPC2021 committee is continuously monitoring the Covid19 situation with regards to how ECMP2021 will be organised in September next year.
The situation is currently extremely challenging as most countries are experiencing a second wave of infections. Even with promising news of vaccines, combating the Covid19 virus will still demand social distancing for some time to come, which sadly is not fully compatible with organising a conference.
At this time, the EMPC2021 committee is cautiously optimistic and thus still planning on a face-to-face conference in Gothenburg. However, as a back-up we are also doing preparations in case the conference will have to be online only. In that case we have chosen a solution called Trippus and will be organised by Meetx, that manages the conference secretariat. In our view, this solution will still enable social networking, both for participants, speakers and exhibitors. A presentation of the solution can be found at www.trippus.com.
To avoid unnecessary administration related to refunding parts of the registration fee to the conference, the registration will first require a reservation fee that is set to about 30% of the cost of the face-to-face conference. If the conference goes online, the reservation fee will cover the full registration at the online event. The reservation fee is non-refundable. If the conference is face-to-face, participants and exhibitors will have to pay the remaining registration fee before the conference.
The EMPC2021 committee targets making the decision whether to go face-to-face or online in April 2021 at the latest.
We hope you appreciate the committee’s transparency regarding these decisions.
Stay safe and see you at EMPC2021!