We are working hard to follow the requirements for keeping everyone safe, while at the same time maintaining the most open, welcoming and trouble-free atmosphere possible.
You can also follow the latest updates on what is required by The Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery, on the Measures against the coronavirus webpage, specifically the section Public and private events.
This page will regularly be updated as the situation develops.
Furthermore, in the weeks before the Congress, we will be required to have a Hygiene and Safety protocol in place that is tailored to our event. It will be published here when it is approved.
As you know, we are going to have a broad range of attendees, among whom a number are in high-risk categories. Please be respectful of others and be prepared to take extra safety precautions, as needed.
Read on below why you can register right away and for infos on our Extraordinary COVID Cancellation Policy…
Can I Register Now?
Short answer: YES!
At this time, nobody knows what regulations will be in August 2022.
Having said that, we are optimistic that we all will be able to meet in person, and that the COVID situation world-wide, and especially in Germany, will have improved.
Of course, the pandemic conditions can always change, and national regulations might change accordingly.
Whatever the case, we will always operate under the health regulations for the city of Berlin.
At present (November 2021), these regulations state that for an event like the Congress attendees must be vaccinated or show proof of prior infection.
Please be prepared to upload your certificates before arrival during the Congress check-in.
We are offering every attendee an extraordinary cancellation policy for their booking, should the pandemic or Berlin regulations make it difficult or impossible for them to attend.
Official Berlin Senate pages
Offizielle Infoseiten des Berliner Senats
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During registration, we will ask you to tick a box that you have read this Info page and are aware that regulations might change.
If your circumstances or the rules don’t allow you to attend by June/July 2022,
you can apply for a full refund,
minus a 40 Euros administrative fee.
Please be prepared to provide details about your specific situation, if asked.