Update on ICQI 2021

Seventeenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
19-22 May 2021
Theme: Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry

The Organizing Committee of ICQI 2021 has been carefully evaluating how COVID-19 may impact the 2021 Congress meetings, including various forms of engagement (sessions, workshops, publisher exhibits, etc.) and delivery (face-to-face, hybrid, virtual). After much consideration, the planning committee has announced that they are moving forward with two ways for participants to engage with the Congress: 1) a fully online virtual experience; and, tentatively, 2) an in-person, face-to-face experience, with access to the virtual content.

Given the current state of the global pandemic, it may become necessary in the intervening period for the Congress to move solely to a fully online virtual model for 2021. Registration will not open until early 2021, so that participants can have a full and final accounting of the Congress format(s) before having to commit to attending.

The virtual model will allow participants:

  • Access to Congress sessions, plenaries, and keynotes, accessible on-demand for a fixed period following the conference for participants
  • Ability to schedule real-time video conferencing meetings with publishers
  • Ability to participate in conference workshops
  • A dedicated website portal for all conference sessions, scheduling, and so forth

Engaging with the virtual model will also mean ‘attending’ the Congress will come at a lower cost (no need for travel and accommodations) and with no risk that the Congress will be cancelled in toto due to circumstances outside of our control as related to COVID-19.

The abstract submission portal will be available shortly, with abstracts accepted through January 15, 2021. You can find updates on the Congress website (http://icqi.org) as planning proceeds.

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