20-24 September, 2021

EAZA Annual Conference 2021 (20-24 September)

The EAZA 2021 Annual Conference will now be held online rather than in Helsinki. This has been a difficult decision but the situation remains too uncertain to plan to meet in person; with delegates from 50 countries, and the need to be sure that the Annual Conference is not contributing to the problem of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, it is clear that we cannot yet risk holding the kind of conference we would prefer.

The EAZA Executive Office will be working to programme an online conference that goes beyond the 2020 format, and which includes plenaries, Committee meetings, TAG meetings and training – while perhaps not as busy a schedule as a face-to-face conference, we are confident that the event will provide the opportunities we all need to share knowledge, meet friends and colleagues in a variety of settings and push the business of the EAZA community forward so that we are in good shape for next year and beyond. There will be a small charge for attending the conference, which will help the organisers to staff the meetings and design and build social events that will allow us a measure of networking opportunity. The programme will be developed over the next weeks, and liaisons from the Executive Office will be in contact with TAG and Committee Chairs to discuss the schedule. You will also receive information about registering once the programme has been finalized.

We are disappointed not to be able to see you in person, but Helsinki will look forward to welcoming you all at a future conference, and we ask you to stay safe as the vaccine becomes available and the crisis passes.

More information about the programme and registration will follow soon!



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