(Updated March 20, 2020)
The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) is taking all developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. In these times of uncertainty, the health and safety of FSCI attendees will always remain the first priority.
Accordingly, we have made the decision to cancel the in-person FSCI2020, originally planned for August 3-7 at UCLA.
Nevertheless, our organizing teams, along with our fantastic and dedicated instructors, have just created a strong set of courses we were hoping to deliver in August. The ethos of FORCE and FSCI is innovation and community, and that atmosphere can be delivered in-person or online! Our community has the skills, expertise and technical savvy to build an outstanding online experience and the organizing team is actively working to identify the most effective way to make that a reality. Our persistence and focus on the future of scholarly communication continue to drive us forward.
Please stay tuned as this new direction in planning develops. In the meantime:
If you were planning to register:
We have closed registration for the moment as we work out what we can offer online and how that will be delivered. In the meantime, stay tuned for more details and updates by signing up to the mailing list:
If you have already registered:
You will receive a full refund. Our registrar will be in contact with you directly to begin that process. We will retain you on our mailing list.
If you are an instructor for a course selected for FSCI2020:
We have been in touch with all course leads about the transition to online. Most instructors have responded positively and are interested in exploring options, but we know the situation remains fluid for everyone. Be sure to stay connected with your course lead for any updates.
Above all: Be safe, make sure to follow the health instructions advised by your local authorities.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. Our thoughts are with you, your colleagues, friends and family at this time.
We look forward to keeping communications channels open and to seeing you online as and when we can. If you have any questions, please send us an email at email@example.com.
The FSCI Team
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