RegistrationPlease click on the button below and create an account in the Conference Registration System.
Next, log in to register for the conference. After completing the registration form, you will receive a link for online credit card payment / a proforma invoice
for a bank transfer. Should you like to benefit from the early bird rate, please make the payment before the deadline on April 1, 2021.
(until April 1, 2021)
(from April 2, 2021)
|Participant||390 €||450 €|
|Student / PhD student||290 €||350 €|
The registration fees include access to all scientific sessions (in person or online), on-demand access to recorded presentations, conference program and e-book of extended abstracts, coffee and lunch break refreshments, conference dinner, and 21% VAT.
Why is the conference fee the same for both the online and in-person participants? A short answer is that a hybrid conference is as costly as a fully in-person conference due to the extra equipement and technicians that are necessary during the whole conference in order to properly connect the online and on-site participants' talks, discussions and coffee breaks. For a longer answer please read the following Covid-19 statement.
Covid-19 statementDue to the pandemic situation, we have decided to prepare the conference as a hybrid (partly in-person, partly online) one rather than postponing the meeting or going fully online. We believe that there are many benefits of meeting in person, but given the current state of matters and a great degree of uncertainty, we cannot choose the classical format of an in-person conference.
At the same time, the hybrid form of meeting does not allow us to reduce the conference fee due to the extra costs necessary for professional connection between the virtual and in-person participants, but allows us a certain freedom to operate between the classical in-person conference and the fully online meeting but also to provide professional support and outcome of the online contributions to the conference. We believe that lively and many discussions, which we would like to facilitate, are essential to a successful conference and hence we plan to use all available resources in this direction.
In summary, what a hybrid form of the conference brings is the certainty of the conference taking place, enabling the in-person meeting (which are crucial from our perspective and as also many of you indicated) if possible within the current epidemilogical restrictions. A team of professional technicians is necessary that will merge the remote and local contributions into one smoothly running discussion (with the benefit of having a video stream from the the lecture halls merged with the online stream, a repository, video editing, enabling discussions among all participants, etc.).
Our goal is to have a balanced budget, generating no profit, which will be reached for instance by issuing travel grants. If you have difficulties when covering the conference fee, please apply to a travel grant by sending an email to the organizers shortly explaining your position, and the fee might be lifted completely in some cases. The travel grants are inteded mainly for emeritus professors and students, who might have difficulties when securing grant money for travelling, and they will be issued later (around mid March).