As #ica20 is nearing be sure to follow the ICA website, your email, and our social media channels for updates and guidelines on how to do the very first virtual ICA conference ever.
We are in this together. We will be doing our conference at a time where many members are worried and stressed. As we have tried to communicate in the past period, the motto for #ica20 is #WeWillMeetYouWhereYouAre. There will be a lot of flexibility and understanding that participants will participate with different levels of capacity, energy, and ability. That is fine. We will make it as good as it can be in these unique times.
With Eike Rinke (U of Leeds) we are currently working through the theme program on Open Communication. We will try and retain as much as possible to make sure we have space for this important topic in our field.
We see the conference as a space to come together and exchange feedback on our work, to the best of our ability. We see the virtual conference as an important event in providing in particular our student and early career researchers with a chance to get feedback and suggestions on their work.
Having seen the community spirit in ICA in the past weeks we are sure that virtual #ica20 will be the best we can all do! Thanks for being a part of it.
Claes de Vreese
ICA President Elect & 2020 Planner