We hope that you and your families are well during this difficult time.
As you know, the 16thIACMAG conference to be held in Torino, Italy in 2020, was already postponed to May 5-8, 2021 due to Covid-19 outbreak.
At that time, May 2021 seemed a safe time to reschedule the conference.
Unfortunately, after almost one year, the health situation all over the world is still very critical.
We all have to keep on dealing with uncertainties and it is clear that the conference period in May will not be as safe as we hoped.
Attendees’ safety has always been the Local Organizing Committee’s priority.
With this in mind, we have seriously considered all possible solutions, including the in-person event transformation into a virtual one.
In light of the enduring interest and dedication of colleagues from all over the world (about 200 studies submitted despite the crises), we have finally agreed that a new postponement was the best possible option.
Therefore, we have decided together with the IACMAG Board to postpone the conference to a hopefully safer time in 2022.
New dates will be August 30 – September 2, 2022. The conference will be held in Torino at the Politecnico di Torino, as originally planned.
Conference organizational activities for the new dates in 2022 will immediately start.
As you know, e-proceedings including all accepted papers have already been published by Springer as previously scheduled. The scientific outcome of this first conference publication was excellent but we aim at new and possibly more important goals for next year scientific program. Therefore, a new call for abstracts will be announced within the next few months.
Conference preparation will happen on many levels. One important precursory activity is the organization of a warm-up webinar while approaching the in-person event. This virtual event will take place on May 6, 2021. The scientific program will include cutting-edge lectures delivered by top-quality invited speakers. Detailed information on this online event will be circulated as soon as possible.
As concerns already registered attendees, we are glad to inform you that this postponement is a fully-equivalent replacement for the planned event. Therefore, all entitlements will be moved forward to the new dates without any action required from your side.
Moreover, all already regularly enrolled participants will be granted the following benefits:
Automatic registration for the conference in 2022 (no additional fee will be required regardless of any possible increase in the official 2022 registration fees)
Free attendance for the warm-up webinar
Possibility to submit a new abstract for 2022 without any additional fee
For further clarifications on the above information you may contact our organizing secretariat at email@example.com
All local and international organizing and scientific committee members remain firmly committed to the success of the 16thIACMAG conference. Our focus is to provide the IACMAG community with a great opportunity to come together in-person and share our experience and knowledge in a safe and professionally stimulating environment.
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We look forward to meeting you in Torino!
LOC Executive Committee
Alice Di Donna