Urgent Update | GLC Summit 2020 has been postponed

 


Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the international character of our event, and growing community concerns, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the GLC Summit 2020 in Nairobi. We will try to find a new date to hold the GLC Summit in Nairobi as soon as possible.

We recognize the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this decision and very much regret the disruption. Please read the GLC Summit 2020 Postponement FAQ and contact us at glc2020@leibniz-association.eu if we can be of further assistance.

 

GLC Summit 2020 Postponement FAQ

We have been constantly monitoring the situation, which has been continually evolving. The decision to postpone was based on participants’ feedback, the timing of our event relative to the emerging health situation, and the likely degradation of the conference experience had we gone forward. We are sorry for the inconvenience this postponement causes our members, partners, and invitees but as we strive for a highly successful event and most fruitful exchange among our participants, we want to ensure that everyone who wants to contribute to a GLC event can safely travel and take part.

We are unfortunately unable to provide refunds for travel expenses. In terms of air travel, many airlines are now offering flight waivers and accommodations for specific travel dates and destinations. Please work directly with your airline. Should you require any further assistance, please contact glc2020@leibniz-association.eu.

We are looking into alternative options to deliver programming that had been scheduled to take place at the GLC Summit 2020. In place of the in-person GLC event, we are considering other ways for our community to get together through a combination of digital presentations of initiatives involved in the GLC Summit 2020, locally hosted events, videos, and live-streamed content. We are also seeing spontaneous initiatives forming. If you are creating a platform, site, or other option, please share it with us via e-mail at glc2020@leibniz-association.eu or by using #glcnairobi20 on Twitter.

We will share additional details in the coming weeks. If you are interested in receiving the GLC newsletter to have updates emailed to you directly, please get in touch with us. In the meantime, thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

The GLC Summit 2020 is to be made up for in any case. As soon as the situation can be better assessed on a long-term basis, we will announce a new date for the GLC Summit in Nairobi.

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