BlogNEWS: WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting: July 2021, Santiago de Compostela
NEWS: WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting: July 2021, Santiago de Compostela
Dear WERA Colleague and Friends
We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and keeping safe given the current circumstances.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WERA 2021 VIRTUAL FOCAL MEETING: JULY 2021, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
In response to the enduring international uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Education Research Association (WERA), and Sociedad Espanola de Pedagogía (SEP), in conjunction with Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, and Red Transdisciplinar de Investigación Educativa (RETINDE) have decided to revert from a place-based WERA Focal Meeting to an online conference in July 2021. These partners understand that the change to a virtual format may result in some challenges, but the welfare of our partners, members, presenters and participants remains our utmost priority. Although WERA would have preferred an in-person meeting in the beautiful Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the uncertainty that remains around the COVID-19 pandemic meant that this is not feasible. Not only would a place-based meeting in the current circumstances be difficult to plan, but would also compromise the safety and well-being of all of our attendees. However, WERA is looking forward to the multiple opportunities and worldwide collaboration that a virtual meeting generates and is exploring a wide range of creative, interactive and innovative formats and events to ensure a rigorous and engaging experience for all. Please find relevant details and information for your convenience:
2. REGISTRATION FOR THE WERA 2021 VIRTUAL FOCAL MEETING
Registration rates for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal meeting will remain as published. Registration for the virtual conference will alsoinclude one-year individual WERA membership (www.weraonline.org/page/WERAMembershipIndiv).
Early bird registration is available on the WERA-SEP conference website at www.wera-compostela.com until 31 March 2021, 23:59 Spanish Time. Regular registration, at full conference rates, will start on 1 April 2021 and end on 20 June 2021. Registration at the WERA Focal Meeting allows attendance at the SEP conference without registering twice.
WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting
Early bird registration
Non-university education professionals
Students, retired and unemployed participants
€50 / €80
€70 / €120
3. ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS FOR WERA 2021 VIRTUAL FOCAL MEETING
All accepted submissions (including Invited Symposia) for the WERA 2020+1 Focal Meeting are considered as valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting. Accepted submissions will retain a position in the programme and a paid registration fee will be valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting.
4. CANCELLATION/WITHDRAWAL POLICY
Those delegates who are unable to attend the conference will be able to withdraw their contributions and request a refund of registration until March 31, 2021 (less 15% for taxes and administrative expenses).
6. THE JACOBEAN HOLY-YEAR
The request of an extension of the Holy Year of 2021, taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic and the current restrictions of movement, must be formalised by the Archbishop of Compostela, Monsignor Julián Barrio and approved by Pope Francis.
We thank you for your participation in WERA programmatic activities, and look forward to your continued engagement in WERA in the future. Your commitment in helping to advance the work of WERA and education research worldwide is much appreciated.
More details and information regarding the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting to follow shortly.
WERA Programme Directors:
Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, WERA President
Ingrid Gogolin, WERA Immediate Past President
Liesel Ebersöhn, WERA Secretary General