vEGU21 will be a fully virtual meeting that will provide as full a representation of the experience that EGU members enjoy at the annual meeting in Vienna as possible. Abstract submissions will be accepted until 13 January 2021 at 13:00 CET.
EGU General Assembly 2021 to be held virtually
2 November 2020
EGU is today announcing that its General Assembly 2021, traditionally held each spring in Vienna, Austria, will instead take place entirely online due to the continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on international travel. While we deeply regret another missed opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends in person next year, we’re committed to graciously accepting circumstances that are beyond our control and continuing the Union’s efforts to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 on Earth, planetary, and space science research.
EGU is therefore excited to announce that we will instead host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21). This virtual event will be an entirely different experience from last year’s meeting, Sharing Geoscience Online, which we had just five weeks to plan. vEGU21 will provide a much more complete representation of the experience that EGU members enjoy at the annual meeting in Vienna.
vEGU21, which will be accessible from around the globe, will feature the 2020 and 2021 awards ceremonies and lectures, mentoring, networking events, and many more activities in addition to nearly 700 scientific sessions. The current plan is to extend the meeting dates to 19–30 April but to schedule all technical sessions during the last week of April.
With this announcement, EGU and its conference partner, Copernicus Meetings, are opening the meeting’s call for abstracts on 3 November 2020. These will be accepted until 13 January 2021 at 13:00 CET. The Abstract Processing Charge (APC) will remain the same as in previous years.
Since EGU will be offering a more complete experience in 2021, we will be charging a registration fee, but the cost will be substantially lower than for an in-person annual meeting. In addition, the Roland Schlich travel support scheme will be replaced by a registration fee waiver for participants from lower- and lower-middle income countries. The final details regarding the registration fees will be released by 20 November.
We look forward to gathering with you in April!
Alberto Montanari, EGU President
Peter van der Beek, EGU Programme Committee Chair
Aims & scope
The EGU General Assembly 2021 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you at its General Assembly.