SciCon 2020 Postponed
The committee in charge of organising SciCon 2020 sent the following notification to all conference delegates. If a member of your school was planning to attend SciCon this year, we politely ask that you help us in ensuring they are notified of the following:
After giving this serious consideration, we have decided to postpone SciCon due to COVID-19.
While we do not meet the criteria for cancelling events greater than 500 people, there will be a large number of teachers from around the country meeting in Auckland where most COVID-19 cases currently are. We do not want them to be at risk of traveling back out to all areas of the country and into large groups of people ie. schools if they come in contact with COVID-19. With the rapid escalation of events in the last few days we feel that postponing is the right thing to do.
We politely recommend that conference attendees should update their personal bookings for any accommodation or travel for March 20, 21 and 22. At this time we are looking at new dates in September and will communicate when we are in a position to make decisions regarding SciCon 2020.
Carolyn Haslam (SciCon convenor) and the organising committee.