After numerous discussions, we have concluded that holding the event this year in hybrid form, both onsite and virtual (as was done for LOD 2020) as this is most beneficial for the LOD community rather than postponing the conference to 2022.
The organizing committee of LOD 2021 has decided to run the conference on the scheduled dates (October 4-8, 2021), and to run it as a hybrid conference:
The Wordsworth Hotel & SPA in Grasmere – Lake District England (our conference venue) has enough space to obey the safety rules (put in place due to COVID-19). To accommodate a large number of participants, we are offering the option for either physical presence (onsite) or virtual participation (online). We would be delighted if all authors and participants manage to attend; however, we are aware that in the current special circumstances, it is best to hold the event in hybrid mode.
The Conference, will be held in person with virtual rooms for authors and participants using a remote connection (Zoom). The lectures (e.g., live presentations or recorded ones) will also be made available online. We will make sure that the sessions also run live, such that the presenters can show and explain their results, and the attendees can ask questions and interact with the presenters. The sessions will be held one at a time which will allow participants from overseas to attend as many sessions as possible.
The keynote lectures (of the Lecturers who will give their consent to the recording of the lessons) will be recorded such that online participants can follow them either live or at any time they like to.
If the situation does not allow the event to take place in person, the event will instead be converted to a fully online mode.
Obviously, if LOD 2021 will be converted into a fully online event, participants who paid the onsite registration fee will be refunded the difference, and will thus only pay the online registration fee.
Finally, it is important to note that it is possible to change the mode of participation (the Registration):
from Onsite Registration → to Online Registration and similarly
from Online Registration → to Onsite Registration
We are offering the possibility to change the mode of participation to LOD 2021. Those who register in one mode can easily change it by 4 September (one month before the conference starts).
- It is possible to take Onsite Registration and then change it to Online Registration and get a corresponding refund, but this decision must be made by 4 September.
- Similarly, you can do Online Registration and then upgrade to Onsite Registration and pay the difference (via PayPal); this decision must also be made by 4 September.
If you have any questions please write to the organising committee: email@example.com
See you (in-person or virtually – in 3D or in 2D 🙂 ) in the Lake District – England in October!
The LOD 2021 Organizing Committee.