Consequences of the covid-19 pandemic
After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, it has become clear that conducting ESTAD2021 on August 30 to September 2 2021 as digital conference is our only option. But keep reading, there are great options to be on-site in our “Steel-bar” as well for you who are able to travel to Stockholm!
Although the Swedish government have lifted many restrictions recently, it is still challenging to travel to Stockholm from other countries and many organizations still have travel restrictions for their employees.
Therefore, we have decided it best to adapt in accordance. For those of you that are able to come to Stockholm, don’t hesitate. We will offer you a great event! There are 50% of already registered participants who want to be on-site, so there will be great networking opportunities.
With the current restrictions in Sweden it is possible to attend physically at the venue for the digital conference. All presentations except plenary on Monday, ReUSteel on Tuesday and Hybrit on Wednesday, are pre-recorded, in order to level the circumstances for the presenters and audience. The sessions will be hosted similar to a sports bar, our very own “Steel-bar”, with wall screens and headphones enabling you to follow and switch between the different sessions and presentations and of course talk to other present colleagues during breaks. There will still be a hosted dinner for networking (and good food), albeit on a smaller scale. All participants, on-site and digital, will be able to communicate via the digital platform.
Making the conference a digital event will enable us to provide the experience that our attendees, speakers, partners, employees, sponsors, and exhibitors expect and deserve, while keeping everybody safe and staying within all safety regulations. We want to thank all of you for your support, open discussions, and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the steel community comes together and connects at ESTAD. We firmly believe this to be valid also for our digital event.
August 02, 2021.
Editor in chief: Nathalie Krumm, Jernkontoret.
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