DSA2020 – an online conference
The Coronavirus pandemic is showing as never before the extent and depth of interconnections between us and the vital importance of solidarity and mutual support. We will not be able to meet in person as a DSA community this year, but we did not want to lose the opportunity to gather and learn from each other. Rather, we want to explore new ways to share experience and work more effectively together.
Council therefore decided that DSA2020 should be held as a virtual, online conference, taking place over 4 days: 16-19 June. The virtual platform chosen – Shindig, aims to blend as far as possible the best of our in-person conferences, while also taking advantage of the particular opportunities that online interaction provides.
While we will miss the direct contact of meeting in person, going virtual will have positive outcomes, with regards both to the environmental impact and equalising the potential for participation between global North and South. We hope that you will join and support us in this new initiative for the DSA.