Dear Luminescence Researchers,
The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes great concern around the world and affects international meetings and international travel. The National and International Organizing Committees of the International Conference on Luminescence follow the developments closely as the ICL2020 meeting will be held in Changchun, China, August 10-14, 2020.
Recently emergency levels have been lowered in all of China, except the Wuhan area, and we anticipate that travel to China will be normalized in the coming months so that the ICL2020 meeting will not be affected. If travel restrictions will remain, the organizing committees will find a solution which may involve postponing the ICL2020 meeting.
For now, we encourage all researchers in the field of luminescence to submit abstracts and to register for the meeting at https://www.icl2020.org. If the ICL2020 would be cancelled, there will be a full refund of registration fees.
We count on your participation and support to continue the long series of successful ICL meetings after the wonderful meeting we experienced in Brazil three years ago. We will keep you updated on developments and look forward to meeting you in Changchun at the ICL2020 meeting. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dear ICL2020 Potential Participants,
We know the last several weeks have been challenging for many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are monitoring the news and information related to the epidemic and are making appropriate decisions for our meetings based on sound information and guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC of China.
Our schedule is to hold the ICL2020 meeting on August 10–14, 2020. If you have an abstract you would like to submit, but are uncertain about the status of the meeting, we encourage you to submit your abstract for this important meeting. You don’t have to make a registration or travel decision until we get closer to the event.
If conditions do not improve by mid-May, we prepare to postpone the meeting to the same period of 2021. We will communicate with you in mid-May whether we need to make a postponement decision.
We assure you that we will not cancel this meeting. Presenters who commit to this meeting will be able to present their research either in August this year or next year (you can update your presentation if the meeting postponed) in Changchun.
ICL International Program Committee and Local Organizers
We feel sad to announce that the ICL2020 meeting will be postponed to the new dates, July 25−30, 2021.
Given the global and local uncertainties derived from the COVID-19 at this time, we have to take such a decision. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.
Please, UPDATE this new schedule in your calendar.
We will keep you informed via email and will update our website (ICL2020.org) for any new information.
We hope things are going well for you, and look forward to seeing all of you next year in Changchun. Thank you for your continued support!
We have received many requests to extend the deadlines. The ICL2020 organizers decide to postpone the deadline for regular Abstract submission to June 20, 2021. In accordance, also the deadline for Early-Bird Registration is postponed to June 25, 2021.
We follow the developments of COVID-19 epidemic closely and expect that it will not the affect the ICL2020 (July 26-30, 2021).
For participants who have paid the registration fee but cannot attend the meeting in person due to the impact of COVID-19, the organizers of ICL2020 will offer a refund policy, as follows:
1. If you have registered previously for the in-person conference, the registration remains valid. Your registration will be converted to virtual and the fee difference will be refunded.
2. Alternatively, our refund policy allows the participants who register for the in-person conference to cancel the registration before July 16, 2021. Registration fee will be refunded fully.
All refund requests must be made via the conference email (email@example.com).
NO REFUNDS will be made after July 16, 2021.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The ICL2020 will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and online) from July 26−30, 2021 in Changchun, China.
We are fully aware that the face-to-face meeting is an ideal format to share knowledge and research idea. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic implies that there is a considerable uncertainty about the ability and willingness of participants to travel internationally. Owing to this uncertainty, the ICL2020 Committee, with the approval of the IPC Committee, has decided to change the conference format from a face-to-face meeting to a mixed in-person and online format.