Coronavirus-related information

Dear colleague, I and the organising committee hoped until the last that this moment would not come. Everybody wished for a serene summer, finally free from the clouds of COVID. However, we are regrettably aware that the sanitary situation is not under control in most countries and that almost all universities and companies will enforce, at least until the end of the year, very strict rules on travelling for their staff. On behalf of the organising committee, I am therefore sorry to communicate another postponement of our conference.   The Poly-Char 2020 [Venice] meeting will, therefore, be held on April 12-16 2021. It will take place in the same venue of M9 Museum in Mestre. As usual, the short course will be held on the first day, Monday April 12th, 2021, and the post-conference tour on Friday April 16th.   Since planning is very difficult in these hard times, we did not yet fix a deadline for the early bird registration fee, but it will be as late as possible.   The acceptation of your abstract is obviously still valid. For organisational reasons, in December 2020-January 2021 we will contact all of you individually, to ask for a confirmation of the abstract you initially sent, and to give you the opportunity to update it. Abstract submission will be reopened, to give the opportunity to participate to those who wish to do so. We will soon update the website www.poly-char2020.org and there you will find the new details. Please allow us a few days for updating the site (reasonably this will be done by the beginning of September). If you have any questions, please contact us on the following the email addresses info@poly-char2020.org and valerio.causin@unipd.it We remain at your disposal and we thank you for the many empathic messages that most of you sent us.   We look forward to meeting you in April in Venice. It will be the opportunity for old friends to finally meet again, and for all attendees to start new friendships and collaborations. Let’s be optimistic, let’s hope that after all this is over, life will return to be normal. I wish the best to all of you   On behalf of the organisation committee of Poly-Char 2020 [Venice] Valerio Causin