ICQE20 Statement on COVID-19
Given the continued severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to hold ICQE20 as a fully online event in early 2021. The virtual conference will largely coincide with the previously announced dates of 30 January – 2 February 2021. However, the overall length of the event may need to be slightly expanded to create a schedule that accommodates the time differences of participants joining from various parts of the world. Please note that publication of the proceedings and proceedings supplement will proceed as originally planned.
We are excited about the quality of research that will be presented at ICQE20 and the possibilities that the online format provides for bringing together and engaging with an even wider segment of QE practitioners and researchers. We have already begun to develop plans for online workshops, a virtual poster fair, and paper presentations that can be accessed remotely either in real time or asynchronously. We are also working to ensure that attendees will have opportunities to interact with one another both formally and informally. We will share more detailed plans for the conference when registration opens later this fall.
In addition, we are in the process of organizing a series of online events this November to further promote community building, support on-going research, and facilitate new collaborations in advance of ICQE20—so please keep an eye out for announcements related to these opportunities.
While it is difficult to make any predictions about how the pandemic will unfold over the next several months, we are continuing to look ahead and plan for future conferences. With ICQE20 moving to an online format, we are now making preparations for ICQE21 as an in-person conference at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, USA, from 6 to 9 November 2021.
We’d also like to announce that ICQE22 will be held at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2022.
We hope that you will join us for ICQE20 as well as for the preparatory events this November. In the meantime, stay safe, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.