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ANNOUNCEMENT @ 27th January 2021  (see complete text on home page and below)

 

Dear EQUIP participants and friends,

We hope that you are safe, healthy, and finding some peace at this stressful time.

We are writing to share the plans for the EQUIP 2021 Conference. After the unfortunate, but necessary, postponement of the conference scheduled initially for 2020, we hoped to be able to gather in person in Thessaloniki in 2021. However, with the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, regarding how the vaccination process will develop, or what would be the status of travelling, meeting and conducting an indoor event in the following months, it appears risky to plan to gather in large numbers, in person, by June. In addition, the continuing status of the pandemic may make it difficult for many of us to commit to an in-person conference—especially now, as many may face job turbulence, economic pressures, university spending freezes, uncertain travel and research funding, and more.

In light of these constraints and concerns, we have decided to hold the EQUIP2021 conference virtually.

We did not reach this conclusion lightly. From the very early steps of organizing the conference we have aimed for this first EQUIP event to be a platform for the Qualitative Research in Psychology community to meet, exchange views and enhance collaborations.

Given the situation, however, our primary concern is now to alleviate uncertainty and provide participants with as much safety and clarity as possible, as in advance in time as possible. By making this decision now, we can better plan and provide an online experience: the online format will preserve the opportunities for established scholars, new scholars and students to showcase their research and gain invaluable feedback. In due time we will come back to you with more information on how the online conference will work.

We understand these news may be depriving us from the live, onsite experience we all hoped for. And as this may come as a disappointment, we feel it is fair enough to recalculate the event’s expenses and redefine the conference fees, reducing them as much as possible. You may find more information about the new registration fee policy and the difference refund process HERE.

In any case, we plan to use this unusual circumstance to be nimble, inventive, and to collectively reimagine the conference in exciting and heretofore impossible ways.

On behalf of all the EQUIP community, we look forward to seeing you in June 2021, on screen, where film and media scholars always live! And we hope to see you in person at the next EQuiP conference in 2022.

Sincerely,

Eleftheria Tseliou | EQuiP2021 Chair

ANNOUNCEMENT @ 25th March 2020  (see complete text on home page and below)

As you all experience and know, we are globally facing unique circumstances due to the covid-19 pandemic. Given the limited predictability of how the situation evolves in the following months, we have decided to postpone EQuiP2020 for a year. 

Our decision is to re-schedule the 1st EQuiP conference for 16-19 June 2021.

 

2020 SUBMISSIONS' / REGISTRATIONS' POLICY

 SUBMISSIONS: 

  • submissions received during the submission procedure from June 2019 until November 15, 2019, and accepted according to the evaluation results sent on December 15, 2019 & January 15, 2020, will be valid for the 2021 conference edition 
  • if participants wish to alter the submitted abstract due to new research findings, they may do so by October 30, 2020 via email (not re-submission) to EQuiP2020@symvoli.gr 
  • if participants wish to entirely withdraw their existing submission, they may do so by June 30, 2020 via email to EQuiP2020@symvoli.gr
  • the submission procedure will reopen in August 2020 only for entirely new submissions, and not for the ones already received and accepted. 

 

REGISTRATIONS*

  • all registrations received so far (before the announcement of 2020 postponement on March 25th, 2020), will be valid for the 2021 conference edition 
  • if participants wish to entirely withdraw their existing registration, they may do so by June 30, 2020 via email to EQuiP2020@symvoli.gr. The corresponding refund (amount minus bank/credit card charges) will be transferred to them from July 15 till August 15th, 2020. 
  • for participants wishing to rethink their participation in due time, they may do so by November 30, 2020 but need to inform about the required extension via email to EQuiP2020@symvoli.gr by June 30, 2020. 
  • Students’ registrations received before the announcement of 2020 postponement (March 25th, 2020), will be valid for the 2021 conference edition according to the matriculation certificate for winter or summer term of 2019-2020, as initially submitted. 
  • the registration procedure will reopen in August 2020 only for entirely new registrations

*refers to complete registrations, where both the form and payment has been received


We are happy to receive any further questions or inquiries, and to be able to assist your participation for the new EQuiP2021 dates!

 

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*IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION*

EQuiP2020 rescheduled for 16-19 June 2021

Dear invited keynote speakers, dear greetings session speakers, dear invited panel participants and EQuiP2020 presenters,

As you all experience and know, we are globally facing unique circumstances due to the covid-19 pandemic. I am contacting you to inform you that given the limited predictability of how the situation evolves in the following months, we have decided to postpone EQuiP2020 for a year. Our decision is to re-schedule the 1st EQuiP conference for 16-19 June 2021.

A couple of days ago, we completed the scheduling of the full conference program for June 2020 (see here). We are proud to share with you the outcome of the continuous effort to make EQuiP2020 the great event we had all envisioned by announcing the conference program despite our decision to postpone the conference. We wanted to share with you how EQuiP2020 has become the venue for a meeting between leading scholars in qualitative research in psychology and promising early career colleagues in a context of celebration of diversity across traditions, approaches and European countries.

Therefore, we did not take the decision for postponing EQuiP2020 lightly. Instead, we reached such a decision bearing in mind the great responsibility we have to all of you, while organizing the conference.

I would like to share with you the various aspects we took into consideration to reach this decision:

1. For some time now, we have been carefully monitoring the evolution of the pandemic as well as the guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO). Up-to-date there is limited evidence that the pandemic will have calmed down in June 2020, whereas day per day more and more restrictions are announced concerning travel and moving across borders.

2. Even if the situation is better in June 2020, we thought that still it would be difficult to cope with the inevitable changes in our world as we know it by now, following the rise of the pandemic and its repercussions to our lives. Furthermore, we think that running the conference might still be endangering to everyone’s health and safety. And this is definitely a risk we do not want to take.

3. We did not want to delay our decision concerning holding EQuiP2020, thus adding to the uncertainty we all currently face concerning various aspects.

4. We think that postponing the conference for a year can give us the chance to celebrate this event in a more secure and hopefully more calm environment.

I can imagine that there is also disappointment with this postponing. But I do believe that at the moment there are other priorities and concerns which are more important. And I am sure you all agree that everyone’s safety and health should be the absolute priority.

I would like to assure you that all of us who have so far worked to make EQuiP2020 happen, remain strongly committed to its re-scheduling for 2021. I would like to acknowledge my co-chairs, Carolin Demuth and Eugenie Georgaca, for their hard work and endless support in the conference organization, the members of the Association’s Board and the Executive Committee members of EQuiP, especially our president Maria Del Rio Carral, as well as the members of EQuiP2020 National and International Conference Committee for their continuing, significant contribution in the conference organization. I am also indebted to Vicky Papadimitriou, Maria Stoimenou and their team from SYMVOLI, for their continuing commitment and support, despite the current restrictions posed to the operation of their company in the context of the recent measures undertaken in Greece.

Most importantly, however, I would like to acknowledge all of you who have joined us in EQuiP2020 by contributing your valuable work to be presented in the conference. You have made us feel that every minute of the hard work we have put into making EQuiP2020 happen during the past two years, was definitely worth it.

Your contribution is still valid for EQuiP2021!

HERE (above) you can read the terms and conditions regarding submissions and registration and all related information you may need.

We thus welcome you to join us in the new venture of scheduling EQuiP2021!

Let’s all stay healthy...

Looking forward to welcoming you to Thessaloniki in June 2021!

Sincerely,

Eleftheria Tseliou | EQuiP2020 Chair

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