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From Tuesday 15 June 2021
To Saturday 19 June 2021
Location Arkhangelsk/Online

The IASSA Council and ICASS X Organizing Committee have considered various hybrid options for the Congress. These considerations included the inputs from the membership (the survey conducted at the time of abstract submission demonstrated that the ICASS attendees will be amenable to either in-person or online option), local hosts (NARFU and local health authorities), visa/travel experts and IASSA partners. Given the continuing uncertainties with the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, we determined that the following hybrid format will be the best option:
-IN-PERSON PLENARIES AND ROUND TABLES: June 15-16 (arrival on June 14, limited to 150-200 attendees as per health authorities). All in-person plenaries will be recorded and broadcast online.
The in-person component will take place in Arkhangelsk and will be by special invitation only. The limited number of participants will ensure that we follow safety protocols and adhere to travel and visa restrictions. The ICASS X Organizing Committee will issue the invitations only to the participants of the plenary panels and round tables organized by the Committee. These panels will also include virtual participants. Preference will also be given to early career and Indigenous scholars (including those receiving travel awards). We apologize in advance to those who cannot be invited due to the limited capacity under the public health rules.
-ONLINE SCIENCE PROGRAM: June 17-20 (all sessions, paper and poster presentations, virtual exhibits will take place online)  
-ONLINE ELECTIONS: IASSA Presidential and Council elections will be conducted online on June 17-19. Only active members will be able to participate. To renew your membership please go to

REGISTRATION: Registration at Registration will be closed after May 16.
Organized Sessions Update: More than 800 abstracts and 120 sessions have been accepted for ICASS X. This exceeds the number of proposed sessions and abstracts submitted last year! See the full list at:

Tuesday 15 June 2021

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