Dear ICOM-NATHIST members,
We are pleased to announce that SPNHC and ICOM-NATHIST have decided to hold a virtual conference in lieu of the cancelled physical conference that was due to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have a virtual conference organizing committee that has been set up to organize the event and planning is underway. We are endeavoring to hold the event during the same time frame as the originally scheduled conference – June 7-13 – so please hold the dates. Presenters will be given the option of presenting live or recording their presentation through Zoom and we plan on having a plenary session, symposia, breakout groups, as well as our regular Council and ABM meetings. We may even have a virtual banquet!!!
More details will become available as we continue to plan the event however, we thought it important to engage the membership to gauge your interest in participating in such an event. As such, please fill out the short survey below.
Results from this survey (numbers of attendees and presenters) will be used in planning the technical and logistical elements of the event. If you had already submitted an abstract or symposium session for SPNHC/ICOM-NATHIST 2020, you will be contacted independently by the Edinburgh local organizing committee to gauge your interest in still presenting or holding your symposium.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy in these uncertain times but also hope that this virtual conference will provide an opportunity for some much-needed collections discussion, professional development, and socializing.
All the best,
SPNHC/ICOM-NATHIST virtual conference organizing committee