Due to the current developments resulting from the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the SOCARE congress in Erlangen, originally scheduled for March 20-22, 2020, and the general assembly, scheduled for March 21.
Considerations on various levels have informed this painful, but in our view necessary decisions. For instance, numerous participants have expressed serious concerns because of the virus. Furthermore, universities in different countries have imposed travel restrictions on their staff, or are considering to do so. Some German universities have begun to ban events and meetings.
Under these conditions, neither the congress nor the general assembly could have been carried out successfully (and with a reasonable number of members).
The new date for the general assembly is March 13, 2021 that will take place online during the also re-scheduled congress (March 5 & March 12-13, 2021; for further information visit http://caribbeanresearch.net/en/2020-conference/).
We continue to look forward to the assembly and to the congress and are confident that we can carry it out under much better conditions in March.
The Socare Executive Board