We would like to provide an update on the plans for presentations at the PASC23 Conference (June 26 to 28, 2023) in the current post-pandemic situation.

We very much hope to welcome all presenters in person at PASC23.

While in-person participation at the conference is preferred and encouraged, we understand that personal circumstances might limit the ability of some attendees to join us in Davos, and thus intend to offer also participation opportunities for digital attendees. Due to the poster session format, it will however not be possible for poster authors to present their research digitally.

Presenters of a submitted contribution should note the following:

  • One organizer per minisymposia should plan to be present on-site (at the Davos Congress Center) and serve as moderator for the session, which will include in-person participants. Ideally, most presenters will be present in-person.
  • We will host a poster session on-site at the Davos Congress Center. This session will be exclusively addressed to in-person participants. All authors selected for participation at the conference are expected to attend the event in-person.
  • Paper presenters should plan to attend the conference in-person. If a person is unable to do so, that author will be able to present the submitted paper digitally. The session chair will be present on-site and serve as moderator.

All presenters – whether attending in person or digitally – should be prepared to present their work between 9:00 and 18:00 in the Central European Summer Time Zone depending on the timeslot that will be assigned to them. The organizing committee will make an effort to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee to be able to assign the ideal timeslot to each contribution on the program.

If the situation should suddenly not allow for any in-person participation, we will be hosting the event in a fully digital format.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to welcoming you to PASC23!

FAQ

  • Is it possible that the conference is cancelled if the situation does not allow for in-person participation?

No, the conference will not be cancelled. In the event that in-person participation is not possible, the event will be held fully virtually.

  • My submitted contribution has been accepted for presentation at PASC23. Should I be unable to attend the conference in-person, will my contribution be cancelled from the program?

In-person participation is preferred and encouraged whenever possible. However, paper authors can present their work digitally, if they are unable to attend in-person. We request that at least one organizer of a minisymposium be present in-person and serve as moderator for the session. Poster presenters who do not attend in-person will not be able to present their work.

  • Should I register for in-person attendance but then change my mind due to a fluctuation in the coronavirus situation, will I lose my registration?

In such case, it will be possible to adapt your registration to a virtual attendance fee. However, please note that we do not plan refunds for registration fees related to the virtual format of the event.

  • Will remote participation be free of charge?

No, participation in the event will be subject to payment. Rates for remote participation can be found here.

  • If the organizing committee is forced to move the conference to a fully virtual channel at the last minute due to the emerging of a situation that threatens the safety of the in-person participants, will my travel costs and hotel be refunded by PASC23?

Unfortunately, the conference cannot support participants with travel or hotel refunds. The organizing committee recommends making refundable hotel arrangements and purchasing flexible airplane tickets or purchasing tickets close to the event dates.