Dear Colleagues, Participants of the 27th ICOS Congress,
Last year, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we had to postpone our conference for one year. We hoped that during this time the situation would have subsided and we all would be able to meet in person in Kraków. Unfortunately, in many countries the situation is still unstable and we can not be sure that traveling and meetings will be possible in August 2021. Therefore, after many discussions, the organizers and the ICOS Board have made a difficult but necessary decision on the organization of the 27th ICOS Congress being entirely in virtual mode. The Congress will take place betweeen the 22-27 August 2021 and will be held on the Zoom platform. Changing the concept of the Congress to remote mode resulted in lower registration costs. The updated registration fees and new framework programme will be published this week, after which the registration system will also be launched.
The addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and icos2020.ijp.pan.pl remain unchanged, but just in case, we have also created icos2021 aliases, which will redirect to the addresses listed above.
We are convinced that despite the change in the formula of the congress, it will allow us to achieve the main objective of presenting research and exchange experiences of onomasticians from around the world.
We will keep you up to date on any events related to the ICOS Congress in Krakow.
Maciej Eder, Urszula Bijak and the Organizing Committee
Paula Sjöblom and the ICOS Board of Directors