Joint statement by the organizing committees of the Lancaster and NNDR Disability Conferences
Dear Colleagues and Friends
The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has meant we have had to revisit our plans for the next Lancaster and NNDR Conferences. It is no longer feasible to plan for in-person events in 2021 therefore we are postponing both conferences for a further 12 months to enable them to remain in alternate years and to enable as many of you as possible to attend both. The next Lancaster conference is now scheduled for 13-15th September 2022 and the next NNDR Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland in May 2023.
While we are deeply disappointed meeting in person will not be possible for another year we want to meet in a way that is accessible, inclusive and safe which is unlikely to be possible for some time. We continue to work together to explore ways we can provide digital spaces to meet, collaborate and support each other.
The first initiative we are taking is hosted by the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research in March. We hope many of you will join us at Disability Research: Doing Research and Publishing Papers in Pandemic Times in March. There are further details on the SJDR website.