We are all hoping that by next summer we will be over the worst of the pandemic. Nevertheless, there is still much uncertainty about how the situation will develop until then. Therefore, together with the organizing team in Lille, the ESCoP Executive Committee decided to postpone the next conference to the summer of 2022. The conference will still take place in Lille, just one year later. After that we will move back into our old 2-year cycle, with the following conference in 2023.
There is a small consolation coming with this: Because the benefits of a 2-year ESCoP membership usually include one conference, we decided to extend all memberships by one year for free, so that the next 2022 conference will still be included.
In addition, we are currently exploring options for supporting smaller online events at which especially young researchers can present their work in 2021. If you have a good idea, or even want to take the initiative to organize a workshop or a tutorial with the support of ESCoP, please get in touch with a member of the ESCoP Executive Committee.