Important Notice to delegates | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Postponed

Dear ICWIP2020 delegate,

We are delaying the ICWIP2020 to July 2021. That is we are delaying ICWIP2020 by 12 months.

As you will be aware the number of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are continuing to increase globally.

Now in Australia, there is growing anxiety in the community about the outbreak.

Subsequently like most governments they have now placed travel restrictions to and from some countries and we do not know the time scale for these to be lifted.

It is clear this pandemic is having wide-ranging implications. While efforts to contain the virus continue, nobody can predict exactly how this will play out by July 2020.

This delay will mean that we will still run the conference as planned but 12 months later- i.e., next year in July 2021.

We also ask that you keep a watch on the ICWIP Webpage as we will update the site as we receive new information. https://wp.csiro.au/icwip2020/coronavirus-covid-19-health-alert/

We will reissue visa letters when we have the new dates and other plans confirmed.

Very best wishes to you all,

Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO Chief Scientist