Dear friends and colleagues,
We hope you are all well, stay positive and keep testing negative to Covid-19.
One year into the pandemic, coronavirus variants and mutations continue to spread around the world prolonging the disruption to our lives and distancing the much-needed way out.
After careful consideration of the current circumstances surrounding coronavirus crisis and having as first priorities your safety and leaving no one behind, the ICCM Board in close consultation with our host institution and partner -the Municipality of Plovdiv- has decided to reschedule the 14th ICCM Triennial International Conference by a calendar year, from October 2021 to October 2022.
For ICCM, an international forum of professionals spanning from Middle East to North America, we strongly feel that meeting each other in person at a physical event is indeed one of the key elements for keeping the community active and growing. However, current evidence concerning the progress of covid-19 health crisis response (i.e. vaccination programmes) as well as projections on mass gatherings and travel restrictions, does not provide sufficient certainty for the attainability of such an event before the end of the year.
New registration deadlines, a revised Conference programme, and other essential information will be soon announced in the dedicated section of our website. Additionally, ICCM team is working on establishing new virtual paths of communication with its members and friends for which you will be notified in due time.
Last but not least, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Getty Foundation and the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and ICCROM as well as local sponsors and collaborators for supporting our decision, thus facilitating the postponement of our conference for a second time.
We are looking forward to meeting you again in 2022, until then stay active and take care of yourself!