A Message from the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee

Considering the escalating global impact of COVID-19, the declaration of states of emergency, and the closure of universities, the Organizing Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress recommended and ICCEES has decided:
1. that the 10th ICCEES World Congress be postponed; and
2. that it be held at Concordia University in Montreal, from 3 to 8 August 2021.
It has been a complex and arduous process to assess the necessity and feasibility of postponement and to arrive at this decision. It is not a step that is taken lightly. ICCEES, its member associations, and all participants certainly understand the gravity of the current global crisis.
While we hope for a rapid return to normal operations, the Organizing Committee considered all the relevant factors and concluded that under the circumstances postponement is the most prudent option.
ICCEES, the Canadian Association of Slavists, and Concordia University fully support the Organizing Committee in ensuring that the 10th ICCEES World Congress will be a resounding success in 2021.

Andrii Krawchuk and Alison Rowley,
Co-chairs, Organising Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress