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Icon GEBF meeting and Pre-conference for Early Career Researchers takes place online
Icon Registration for GEBF Conference now open for all interested
Icon Program online end of January/beginning of February

Update on GEBF Conference 2022


Icon Will the conference take place? And in which format?

The decision has been made on how the 9th GEBF Conference (9 - 11 March 2022) and the Pre-conference for Early Career Researchers (8 March 2022) will be conducted. The result certainly will not come as a surprise you: Under the given circumstances, we do not consider it justifiable or attractive to hold the conference in attendance. Together with the GEBF board, we have therefore decided to hold the conferences online as a virtual conferences from 8 – 11 March.

We are extremely sorry that no face-to-face conference can take place in the anniversary year of GEBF. Nevertheless, we are confident that we will manage to create an appealing “conference atmosphere” (the social evening will also take place, albeit in a different form).

Icon What does it mean for conference registration and conference fees?

To allow for a meeting in presence, registration was initially open exclusively to presenters of a paper accepted for the conference. For the Pre-conference for Early Career Researchers, it remains the same. Since the GEBF Conference will now take place online, we are opening the (previously restricted) registration: Registration for the GEBF Conference via ConfTool is now possible without restrictions. For the Pre-conference for Early Career Researchers, access will continue to be provided only to those individuals who will present an accepted paper.

Please understand that we have to charge the conference fees regardless of the format of the conference; we have to use these fees to partly cover various expenses that have already incurred as well as cancellation fees for the attendance event. Should the conference fees generate a significant surplus, we intend to refund the conference fees on a pro rata basis. Payments already made for the social evening will of course be refunded in full.

We regularly add further information about the conference on this website.

We are looking forward to the conference and hope to welcome you there–at least virtually!

PS: Please remember to cancel any hotel reservations you may have made for the conference in good time.