UPDATE (11 July 2020):
Our host, the University of Antwerp, has recently issued the framework under which it will operate during the fall semester of 2020, and it has become clear that holding our conference in October 2020 is practically unfeasible. Not only is there the ever-looming danger of a second wave, but we would also need to drastically cut down the number of presenters (due to physical distancing measures), refrain from offering food, and so on. This would defy one of the key aims of our conference, to allow our national and international attendees to connect.
The conference, originally planned to take place on 14–16 May 2020 and next postponed to 15–17 October 2020, will be once more postponed to 7–9 October 2021. We aim to keep the same schedule outline as for our 2020 conference, including our two keynotes, the opening reception (15 October), a walking dinner, and so forth.
We understand that this decision causes significant inconvenience, but it was our only option to ensure the conference will take place under the best circumstances. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this postponement has caused, and hope you will be able to join us in 2021!
For more information, please visit the official webpages dedicated to COVID-19 of the University of Antwerp or of the Belgian Government.