Having carefully considered current government guidelines, the chapter survey results (thank you to all who completed this) and the options available to us, we have concluded that the most workable format in aiming to meet everyone’s needs for Manchester 2020 is to offer a dual format, with in-person and online attendance as available options. This means that all conference content will be streamed via Live Interactive Webcast, and also recorded for follow up viewing.
This format will be brand new to ACBS, and we are particularly excited about the reduction of environmental impact and improved accessibility and inclusivity this will entail. Should everything proceed as we hope, this could be a trailblazing conference, which sets a new gold standard for ACBS conferences for the future. We therefore ask that you make your decision of whether to attend in person or online based on the workability for yourself, informed by your unique circumstance. With the distancing rules currently in place, the venue will have limited scope for in-person attendance, so should this be your preferred option please book your place very soon.
The deadline for submission has now passed, and we thank all the people willing to submit during such uncertain times. You have enabled us to offer a full and vibrant programme, with something for everyone. For this first ever dual format conference, we have decided to run a two day event rather than three, and maximise the content for these two days. We will therefore offer the three advertised precons as half day in-conference workshops. Please note your preferred option when booking your place. If you have already registered, please contact us to discuss your booking.