here is an update on the current situation of ELS 2020.
1. Given the evolution of the world-wide situation with regard to the
COVID pandemic, it will come as no surprise that we have to cancel
the Zurich event.
2. I have consequently closed the registrations, and I will proceed with
full refunding this afternoon.
3. In the meantime, the reviewing process has continued as usual, and
I'm happy to announce that thanks to the authors, the PC, and under
the supervision of Ioanna, we now have a preliminary programme
online! At least, this will already give you a taste of what we have
this year. See http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org/
4. A fallback solution is still under consideration, so stay tuned for
updates. What I can tell you right now is this: a fully online event
is very unlikely. More likely would be a semi-interactive online
event, with the broadcasting of pre-recorded talks and a real-time
channel for interaction. We have not completely ruled out the
possibility of just postponing the physical event, but that solution
is not very probable. Finally, if we go for an online event, I will
make sure that it will be free and open for anyone to "attend".
So, this is what I can tell you right now. Finally, I also want to
extend my warmest thanks to all the persons who showed their support
(notably financial, which is critical), by staying optimistic and
registering anyway, hoping for the best. This means a lot.
Resistance is futile. You will be jazzimilated.
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