As you might have seen on our social media earlier in the year, PARLAY 2020 was originally scheduled to take place on September 14th-15th.
However, in light of the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are hereby announcing our decision to cancel PARLAY 2020.
Despite the conference itself being scheduled almost six months away, there is no guarantee that a physical conference will be safe and feasible by then. More importantly, we understand that, for many researchers, the months ahead will by no means be ideal circumstances to pursue their research. To proceed with organisation and adopt a wait-and-see approach would be to introduce further uncertainty in these unusual times. Therefore, we believe that the best course of action is to cancel the conference at this stage.
Stay safe and take care. We hope to see you in York again soon.
PARLAY 2020 Organising Committee
Justin Lo, Fani Karageorgou, Sarah Lapacz, Heather Turner, Bruce Wang, Samantha Williams