Since our last update, the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed profoundly. We hope that this message still finds you in good health. The SMiRT 26 team closely monitored the overall situation for a long time but eventually, in cooperation with the IASMiRT Board, had to make a difficult decision on a feasible way forward as the organisation of an in-presence conference as formerly planned in August of 2021 became more and more unrealistic and impracticable.
Keeping in mind the health and safety of our community, the important foundations and traditions of SMiRT conferences, the great uncertainties about in-person attendance at events and meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple restrictions of many companies, organisations and academic institutions as well as the unfulfilling experience of truly world-encompassing live events it was mutually decided not to hold SMiRT 26 as a virtual event, but to postpone the conference to July 10 through 15, 2022.
While SMiRT 26 will remain our anniversary conference and the theme stays the same, the postponement does have immanent implications on the conference planning such as e.g. a change in the venue and an entirely new preparation timeline. The updated information will be posted soon. Authors, who have submitted an abstract already, will be contacted personally to coordinate the handling of their papers with respect to the postponed conference.
As of now, the organising team would kindly ask the community to update their calendars, reserve the new dates and be part of SMiRT 26 in Berlin/Potsdam in our new venue Kongresshotel Potsdam from July 10 through 15, 2022.
We will update this site regularly and keep you all posted on the further developments.
It’s SMiRT to Embrace Change