Amid worldwide concern about the COVID-19 outbreak, the iConference 2020 hosts are monitoring developments and following the recommendations of the Swedish State and Public Health Authorities. iConference 2020 will take place March 23-26 in Borås, Sweden, and the conference hosts will continue seeking the input of these authorities during the remaining six weeks leading to the conference.
Conference participants are advised to follow travel recommendations issued by authorities in their respective countries. There are currently travel restrictions in some affected areas, and these may not be lifted in time for the conference. In light of this, the organizers are exploring the possibility of enabling virtual presentation by participants in affected areas. These remote presentations would be in keeping with the conference mission of promoting knowledge-exchange on a world-wide basis. More on this will be posted to the conference website as planning develops.
In the meantime, the conference organizers look forward to hosting participants next month. They will continue to monitor the situation, and all delegates will be promptly informed if any significant changes become necessary. The conference hosts and the iSchools organization wish the very best for all our colleagues in affected areas around the world.