Our first INDIRE conference is facing COVID challenges just like all other conferences.
We do not want to make our conferences virtual since our programming includes many activities that require physical presence. Although we are a fully digital organization, we aim to innovate in that respect. Such innovation include videotaping of presentations and accepted journal articles, virtual research collaboration, research aggregation and consolidation, online academy, matching journal articles to conferences and vice versa, and other digital innovations.
Therefore, we will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID situation and if conditions are manageable, then we will hold the conference. At this point, it seems that a feasible date would be early September, after talking to a group of colleagues. Greece, has great weather from June to September. In the worse case scenario, we will have our first conference in 2022.