Apologies for the radio silence on updates regarding the 2020 Workshop and how the global spread of Covid-19 might impact it.
Even if Spain is currently in the process of gradually lifting the lockdown restrictions, at this point it is impossible to know what kind of scenario we will be experiencing in September, either locally in Bilbao or globally, and whether or not international conferences will be permitted or advisable. We continue to monitor the situation in order to make the most sensible and prudent decisions affecting the workshop, and obviously prioritizing everybody’s safety.
While we haven’t given up on this year workshop we are also working on alternatives. In the event that we could not host the workshop safely this year in Bilbao, it would be postponed to a new date in 2021, most likely early September 2021. I would like to thank the 2021 scheduled organizer for yielding us its place in case Bilbao needs to host in 2021. We understand that this delay in having a final decision might cause disruptions for travelling and accommodation arrangements, but we would like to be 100% sure before cancelling.
These days we have the technology to make the workshop happen remotely. However, we think that a virtual/remote workshop would not be such a desirable option for the Radiance community.
Regarding abstracts for presentations, the plan is to still receive them this year and in the event of postponing, presenters could give an updated talk in 2021. More details on abstract submission coming soon.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.