We have a significant announcement: Based on the evolving circumstances around the Covid-19 vaccination, the Organizing Team has decided to offer the opportunity for a limited number of conference attendees to meet in person in Bratislava. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the link to do can be found below. This registration applies in the case where travel to the conference location is a favorable as well as a feasible destination for the attendee. (Under current regulations, this would mean a full vaccination to enter Slovakia without quarantine). The main conference continues to take place in a virtual format.
The decision to offer on-site 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.
Please be mindful that on-site attendance is a social opportunity, but program elements will be based around the virtual event.
The conference programme design will still be based around a virtual format. At location, attendees will be able to follow Plenary and some Semi-Plenaries together in the venue locations. Parallel-panels and innovative sessions will be hosted and attended virtually in accordance with a single conference schedule. Attendees are expected to bring their own technical equipment (laptop, headphones) to engage in this manner. Space will be provided at the location. On-site attendance will include a social program, networking moments, as well as local cultural experiences.
Participating at any event in 2021 will come with accepting accompanying health risks. The Organizing Team will adhere to any public health guidelines of the Slovak Republic throughout hosting the event. Please note that because onsite participation carries extra costs to organize the event, attendance is accompanied by a separate registration fee of 220 euros. This registration fee includes a welcome drink, refreshments during the day, lunch at the venue, a conference dinner.