This edition of From the Desk of the Chair, comes via video format, uniting myself and Dr Len Fisk, the President of COSPAR in an open conversation about COSPAR-2021-Hybrid.
In the video, we share with you what is in store for you at COSPAR-2021-Hybrid. Some months ago, we set out to deliver an event that will represent the state-of-the-art for how to bring global communities together in the face of the pandemic - and with our investment in a bespoke virtual platform technology for the event, we are succeeding!
No matter where you are in the world and at a time of day that works for you: you will get access to ALL content, pre-recorded, until the end of 2021; you’ll participate in live-streamed Q&A in each session and for each keynote talk and panel; you’ll have live access to exhibitors in the virtual Exhibit Hall, as well as real-time virtual access to talent; you’ll get to participate in the parallel program of special events and workshops we’re calling INTERSECT (where space meets …); and perhaps most importantly, you’ll be able to engage in virtual yet real-time corridor conversations, the moments that start new friendships, build partnerships, create opportunities, that has been sorely missed this year. The technology and the production of an assembly of this size and sophistication do not come for free and our commitment to COSPAR’s critical financial support is firm. Nevertheless, we have worked hard to reduce your registrations fees. The result, we believe, is quite amazing value for money and will help stimulate our global collaborative efforts in this new world we have found ourselves.
Thank you for your confidence and support!
Professor Len FiskPresident of COSPAR
Key Dates for COSPAR 2021
|Existing abstracts are available for updating||16 September 2020|
|New abstracts can be submitted||16 September 2020|
|New abstract submission period closes||5 October 2020|
|New authors notified of selection outcome||19 October 2020|
|Presenter deadline to upload pre-recorded talk and access "presenter early bird rate"||30 November 2020|
|Deadline to register @ standard early bird rate||31 December 2020|
|Facilitated training with the on-line system for chairs, speakers and participants||Early January 2021|
|COSPAR-2021-Hybrid||28 January to 4 February 2021|
|Access to pre-recorded content opens||27 January 2021|
|Access to pre-recorded content closes||31 December 2021|