It is with regret that we officially announce cancellation of the 2020 LESI Annual Meeting in Berlin which had been scheduled for May 17-20, 2020. In the coming months, LESI will seek to bring some of the planned content for the meeting online and to seek virtual ways to keep our community connected and informed. Like many of you, we have closely watched the global situation worsen throughout the last few weeks and have continued to monitor the actions taken by various governments in response to the virus. While necessary, these efforts have limited our ability to convene our members and have affected various LES events around the globe.
LES Germany will contact registrants as soon as possible regarding refunds of their registration fees. These are very difficult and unprecedented times for us all -- and this includes LESI and LES Germany. As you can appreciate, the cancellation costs for the meeting are substantial. Refund options will include a full refund of your registration fee as well as choosing to receive a smaller percentage to a) help offset the costs of canceling the meeting and b) to invest in future programing and the ongoing work of our two organizations. If you are in a position to consider only a partial refund, we would be very grateful.
LESI Staff is Available: In light of the current restrictions implemented by the government, we wanted to reassure LES Members that our administration office is still available via firstname.lastname@example.org or +441355 244966. During the next few months, we expect that many of our in-person meetings will be cancelled or postponed and will continue to post updates on social media and on this website. Please reach out or check back here for more information. We at LESI are very much here for all our members.
Please do contact us if you feel we can help you in anyway.