The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has recently announced that Congress 2021 will be conducted entirely online. While we are disappointed that the pandemic will prevent us from gathering in person, ACCUTE is confident that the enthusiasm and resilience of our members will be well supported by the robust technology provided by Congress organizers.
Michael O’Driscoll, Convenor of this year’s Congress, describes the exciting potential he sees in staging what will become Canada’s largest virtual academic conference. In his latest contribution to the University of Alberta’s blog, he writes:
“C21 promises to set new standards for sustainable and affordable conferencing by harnessing digital technology while increasing levels of public engagement and global reach… The C21 team is ready to work with the Federation to help associations and their members adopt best practices for virtual conferencing, ensure accessibility and security for all participants, and encourage an innovative repertoire of programming that creates community, provides opportunities for networking, mitigates the physical strain of virtual engagement, and allows for virtual socializing.”
Read more from Michael O’Driscoll on the University of Alberta blog.