First and foremost, thank you to those of you who took the time to provide input to our survey regarding ECCE 2020. Your feedback has already proven valuable in helping us determine how best to come together for our annual conference during these unprecedented times.
Based on your input, and after much thought and discussion, we have elected to pursue a hybrid model of a combined in-person and virtual conference. This decision takes into the account the health and safety concerns that many of you expressed within the survey, while also addressing the need for face-to-face interaction.
This hybrid format allows all of us the best opportunity to come together to learn, idea-share, and gain exposure to the latest innovations within the energy conversion field, and ensures that the current landscape does not hinder anyone’s ability to participate. Details and logistics surrounding the virtual component of ECCE 2020 conference are in progress and as we know more, we will continue to share information with you.
ECCE 2020 registration, inclusive of in-person and virtual options, will open next week. The rate to participate virtually, determined based on feedback from the survey, will be 60% of the in-person rate.
If you are an author and unsure if you will attend in-person, we recommend you register for the virtual option before July 1 so that you are able to submit your full paper. This option provides maximum flexibility for us to adjust your registration type and rate should you later decide to attend in-person.
All authors, regardless of how they participate in the conference, will be required to upload a pre-recorded video for the virtual conference platform, ensuring that both in-person and virtual attendees have access to full conference materials.