Dear chairs, organizers and participants:
Greeting from The Web Conference 2020 Secretariat. I am writing to inform
you about the update arrangements for the COVID-19.
Please see the below press release(or check it on our official website:
https://www2020.thewebconf.org/press). Please also stay tuned on our website
for more information. We appreciate your participation and supports.
Arrangements Update Due to the COVID-19
Date of Release: March 6, 2020
Dear WebConf Community,
Thank you for your kind response in support of our decision to keep The Web
Conference 2020 and move it online. We would like to update you on the
current situation with the COVID-19 and the conference.
1. COVID-19 Update
On February 28, the WHO has increased the assessment of the risk of spread
and impact of COVID-19 to very high at the global level. Nonetheless, Taiwan
continues to have an effective and excellent record in fighting the spread
of the virus. Currently, there is no lockdown in Taipei and people are going
about their normal business wearing sanitary masks and with high hygienic
standards. We suggest that you review the information on the WHO
<https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019> site and
its ˇ§Situation reportsˇ¨ section, which has more detailed statistics.
At this time, we advise all delegates outside of Taiwan to participate in
the online The Web Conference 2020, Taipei.
2. The Web Conference 2020 is still ON and ONLINE
We are delighted to have Zoom as our sponsor to deliver our online
conference! We are now in the process of coming up with policies and
documentations to ensure a smooth operation. In essence, we will provide
several presentation modes for our participants: in-person presentation,
online Zoom presentation, uploaded video presentation, etc. We will also
have ways for the speaker to interact with the audience through Zoomˇ¦s
video, Zoomˇ¦s chat function, etc. All registered participants will have
Zoom access to almost all technical events. Moreover, we are also working
with a local media company to provide Internet streaming of keynote sessions
and special tracks.
For other events such as tutorials, workshops, panels, posters, demos,
special tracks, etc., we shall have more instructions and information
available in due course.
3. 1-for-5 Online Registration
1. We will continue to have our physical meetings at the conference
venue for local attendees and those who choose to attend in-person. The
regular registration is still available with all social events such as
welcome reception, breaks, luncheons, banquet, etc. including additional
goodies and the opportunity to meet with our exhibitors and sponsors that
are present at the conference venue, subject to governmental regulation.
2. For the online conference, we will soon be offering a 1-for-5 online
registration (for the same price of a studentˇ¦s one-day registration of NTD
$6,000). Online registrations will have access to ALL presentations at The
Web Conference 2020, Taipei from April 20-24.
3. Moreover, we would like to thank the organizers and speakers of
tutorials, workshops, panels, and special tracks by providing you with a
complimentary online registration. We understand that you may not be able to
attend the conference in person, but we hope you can still participate and
meet with our delegates online.
4. For those who had registered earlier and are not authors associated
with a paper, if you decide to attend online, we will refund the difference.
For those who decide otherwise, we will provide other cancellation policies
We hope this will provide you with flexibility and options in participating
Your safety is our foremost priority at The Web Conference 2020, Taipei, and
we are working very hard behind the scenes in making this conference a safe
and successful one. We are also doing our best to keep the online
registration fee low to encourage participation in the inaugural online Web
Conference event. It is our hope that when we look back many years from now,
we will remember how our community came together in combating the COVID-19
situation. So join with us online at The Web Conference 2020, Taipei from
April 20-24, 2020.
Yennun Huang and Irwin King
The Web Conference 2020, Taipei
If you need anything else from my end or have any questions, please feel
free to let me know.
With best regards,
The Web Conference 2020|Secretariat
Ms. Alice Hsu
Tele: +886-2-2798-8329 Ext. 51 | Fax: +886-2-2798-6225
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