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Update LANDac events due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Update: 9 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn our world upside down, and our thoughts are with everybody directly or indirectly affected by the virus. To ensure the health and safety of all of us and those around us, LANDac has made the following decisions.

LANDac 10-year anniversary

Unfortunately, the LANDac 10-year anniversary, originally planned on the 23rd of April, has been postponed until further notice. We will explore possibilities to hold the celebration later this year. Hopefully we can share more information with you soon.

LANDac Annual International Conference

The pandemic also affects the 2020 LANDac conference – not only as uncertainty persists on any possible (inter)national measures on events such as ours, but especially as it will affect the diverse and inclusive character of our conference. Therefore, the Organising Committee (OC) has decided to postpone the LANDac conference until early July 2021.

Despite this unfortunate turn of events, we do wish to bring the global land governance community together this year, and therefore want to invite you to the LANDac Online Encounter 2020, an online, interactive platform where we will also host a live (online) programme on and around the 2nd and 3rd of July. The OC will further develop this online programme in the coming few weeks and will include opportunities for you to actively participate.

If you submitted an abstract for the LANDac 2020 conference: the postponement of the 2020 conference means that the session organisers will decide in the coming two weeks whether they will postpone their session until next year, cancel their session, or hold an online session this summer. Session organisers will inform you on their decision later this month. If session organisers postpone their session until next year or hold their session online this summer, they will inform you on the status of your abstract as soon as possible, and, if accepted, explore your availability for next year’s conference or for an online contribution this summer. If your preferred session is cancelled or if your abstract is not accepted for your preferred session, LANDac will be in touch with you before the end of the month with more information on how to proceed. If you wish to withdraw your abstract, please contact us at landac2020@gmail.com.   

Annual Summer School

LANDac organises its Annual Summer School in cooperation with Utrecht University, and as such we will follow the recommendations and guidelines of the University. Utrecht University expects that the Summer School courses in July and August will be able to take place. In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer our course due to new, tightened national regulations, you will receive a full refund of your payment to Utrecht Summer School. You can find the latest information on the Summer School here.

We hope for your understanding and will continue to update this page if there are new updates. If there are any questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us on landac.geo@uu.nl for questions related to the 10-year anniversary or Annual Summer School 2020, or on landac2020@gmail.com for questions related to the LANDac Annual International Conference.