It was decided early on by the EuroSEAS secretariat and the French constituency that the EuroSEAS 2022 conference will be organized as an on-site event, noting that we would shift toward the hybrid option only if the French authorities imposes strict restrictions for on-site participation (i.e. limitations of the allowed number of participants, heavy restrictions on borders). According to the current situation in France, we are confident that the on-site event is possible.
At this time, an on-site event remains the best option for the future of the association. A hybrid scenario entails very different logistical arrangements and a different economic model, especially in terms of structure of costs and fees. We are thus cautious about offering a hybrid option that could, in the long term, threaten the very possibility to organise EuroSEAS conferences. If the situation requires a shift toward the hybrid option due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will then duly and promptly propose different registration fees depending on participation formats.
For the 2022 conference, individual online participations can be exceptionally considered with the agreement of the panel conveners and local organisation. This will concern in priority researchers based in and from Southeast Asia who cannot travel due to Covid regulations. Please note that, the conference being organised as a mainly on-site event, different registration fees for online participation should not be expected for the time being.
All enquiries should be sent to the local organizers in Paris: firstname.lastname@example.org.