2020 was a crazy year in which we all had to move away from our "same procedure as last year" habit and explore new creative ways of doing a conference under Covid-19 restrictions. We had a huge virtual conference in May 2020 and a hybrid conference in October 2020, blending a small onsite group in Berlin with a virtual audience. It was impressive how the community was able to deliver excellent content and discussions, and I think we all learned that new virtual formats are not just a stale substitute for a traditional conference, but also offer new possibilities.
As you all know, the situation is still challenging also in 2021 and planning physical meetings not straightforward. The board is working hard to keep the momentum and also find the best of both worlds. At this point, we cannot give any definite announcements, yet.
Stay tuned, wear your mask and we will see you one way or another soon!