- Naomi S. Baron, American University, Washington, DC, USA
- David Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
- Roel Willems, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
- Eugen Wassiliwizky, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main
The Rationale for going online:
It has become increasingly clear that the traditional face-to-face conference (already postponed from 2020) will not be viable during 2021. It is unknown what responses to COVID-19 will remain in place in the UK, how restrictions elsewhere will affect conference travel, etc. Therefore, the IGEL Board has concluded that it would not only be risky to plan for a face-to-face conference during 23-26 June 2021, but also that it would be irresponsible to do so during international attempts to come to terms with the pandemic.
The Plan for going online:
Despite these circumstances, the Board is eager to provide a forum for empirical studies of literature and to ensure that the many high-quality papers submitted during conference organization will be shared with the community. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the 17th IGEL conference will be a virtual conference (via Zoom) taking place 23-26 June 2021 (the same dates as initially planned).
The training school will now take place, 17-18 June 2021, also online. This will be an opportunity to share your research and to network with colleagues in a virtual space, rather than in the usual physical space.
We follow other academic conferences that have opted for a virtual alternative, although this is still new territory for most of academia and there will likely be some challenges. Nevertheless, we believe it is the best option at this stage, and we will strive to make it work.
One benefit of a virtual conference is that it reduces many of the costs required by a face-to-face format. Thus, the cost for attending IGEL 2021 will be lower than originally expected for the physical conference.
The conference fees, reduced in light of the move to a virtual platform, nonetheless reflect the costs and human resources required to facilitate online discussion and (formal and informal) exchange within the IGEL community, as well the creation of a repository of resources arising from the conference to be housed on the IGEL website.
Deadline for registration is May 31, 2021 (the Early Bird Deadline is April 30, 2021).
The Conference only (Early Bird Rates in brackets)
- Paid regular IGEL members (professors, researchers, members of institutions): EURO 160 (120)
- Paid discount IGEL members (students, retirees, and others without regular income): EURO 70 (50)
The Training School only
- Paid regular IGEL members (professors, researchers, members of institutions): EURO 160
- Paid discount IGEL members (students, retirees, and others without regular income): EURO 80
The Conference and Training School (Early Bird Rates in brackets)
- Paid regular IGEL members (professors, researchers, members of institutions): EURO 320 (280)
- Paid discount IGEL members (students, retirees, and others without regular income): EURO 150 (130)
We hope to see you all online 23-26 June 2021.
Dear IGEL Members/Conference Delegates
We are very happy to announce that registration for IGEL 2021 is now open.
Please use this link to the IGEL website
Please note: registration for the training school is now closed and participants will be informed about acceptance by April 30 2021.
If you have any questions meantime, please contact:
Caroline Kutsch, firstname.lastname@example.org
IGEL has a policy of reducing conference and training school fees for students from low income countries. If you are eligible for this reduction, please contact:
Pasqualina Sorrentino email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your registration and to providing you with further regular updates about the conference.
The IGEL Team
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