Conference Format

Virtual Conference

For virtual participants, the 2021 Bratislava Conferences offers access to the full range of the programme through our holistic conference platform. This year’s exciting programme includes two Plenaries, six Semi-Plenaries, a Science-Policy Forum dialogue, 10 Innovative Sessions, sessions at the Taskforce & Meeting Day and a wide number of Parallel Panels.
Additionally, sessions are glued together by a range of social and networking activities, for example, a virtual dance workshop to learn Slovak folk dance, learn how to make Slovak cuisine, bring your friends together in a Slovakia-themed pub-quiz and partake in interactive discussions held after the Semi-Plenaries.
The organizing team seeks to provide as many opportunities for interaction as possible between those attending virtually with those opting for attendance in Bratislava.

Attending the Conference on-site

Given the evolving circumstances around the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organizing Team has decided to offer the opportunity for a number of attendees to meet in person in Bratislava. This applies in the case where travel to the conference location is a favorable as well as a feasible destination for the attendee. (As it currently stands, full vaccination is necessary to avoid quarantine regulation).

The decision to offer onsite attendance was made based on feedback from the community which favored the possibility to meet and interact with the Earth System Governance network of colleagues, and to re-energize after a difficult 18 months. For onsite participants, the 2021 Bratislava Conference offers an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues and friends, new and old, in the beautiful capital of the Slovak Republic. Attendees will still be expected to participate in some of the programme virtually, via their personal computer.

Time Zones

The Organizing Team is seeking to best ensure that attendees time zones availabilities will be taken into consideration in our programme planning, so that the Conference is globally accessible. By planning according three time zone groups, we hope to ensure that sessions are scheduled for attendance from at least two out of three groups. We will refer to these time zone groups as A, B, and C.

When registering for the Conference, we ask all attendees to register their preferred time zone availability according to the time zone A, B, or C.