Thanks to all who completed a recent survey to identify the probably earliest time we can attract sufficient members to attend our next conference where we can meet and enjoy each other’s company.
It became clear from the responses that:
- any chance of a conference in 2020 is impossible due to travel and budget restrictions
- budgets for 2021 are finalising now and any discretionary expenditure can be considered an endangered species. We should similarly abandon all hope for meeting together in 2021
- There was optimism for 2022 given that we should have a better view of the future mid 2021 when compiling budgets for the following year.
Consequently, we proposed to abandon our attempts to meet in Barcelona and move directly to engaging with suitable venues in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Ideally, it will be in the early part of 2022, but we propose to ask opinion throughout 2021 so that we can judge when to spring into action with sufficient optimism that we will be able to attract sufficient interest to make it all worthwhile.
We will plan to return to Barcelona in 2023
Until then, respondents of our survey have indicated that interaction on the subject of fatigue would still be welcomed. As members are likely to be already Zoom-ed out and unwilling to risk the need to join a video conference at 03:00, local time, we propose to invite anyone with some relevant experience that they would like to share, to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an offer to let us record the presentation for hosting on the website. Members will then be able to view the presentation from anywhere in the world; even in their nightwear and accompanied by their favourite soft toy…
Please do contact us at email@example.com if you wish to offer your presentation.
We are all looking forward to arranging our next conference and meeting up one again, but in the meantime, stay safe, respect social distance and other local regulations so we are all able to enjoy our times together once more.