A top priority of the IARR Board and the London 2020 Conference Team is the safety of our members and conference guests as well as members of the global community (who we would come in contact with during travel), due to the ongoing Global COVID-19 Pandemic. Thus, we made the difficult decision to postpone the London 2020 Conference to the summer of 2021. Although this is not ideal, the move allows us to keep everyone safe, to likely plan for the best possible conference with fewer uncertainties, and to keep IARR financially strong.
This change has an impact on our announcement of the 2022 conference and has caused a move of our 2021 New Scholar Workshop and Mini-Conferences. Here is our plan, to date, knowing that the future remains uncertain given the health and economic impacts COVID-19 is creating:
July 29-August 2, 2021: IARR Main Conference in London at Imperial College.
The Program Committee will send an email out to all of those with accepted symposia, papers and posters later this fall to see if you can still present your accepted paper or an updated version in 2021. Those who cannot attend the conference in 2021 will be given the opportunity to withdraw their submission. The Program Committee will then advertise another call for poster proposals in early 2021 so that the program can remain robust. Stay tuned.
Please remember to cancel or postpone any flights, trains, car rentals, hotel and tourist reservations already booked for this summer. We hope that anyone with nonrefundable tickets will be able to negotiate a refund or credit due to the reason for postponing the conference--the Global COVID-19 Pandemic. If you need a letter from me to that effect please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org