Dear iGEO Friends and colleagues,
Message from the Local Organising Committee
As we have announced before, we will carry out our planning to make sure that this year's iGEO will be held. The situation that was agreed at the zoom meetings we held on 20 and 22 January 2021 is that the iGEO will be held online.
This decision, which we made with regret as the LOC, was taken due to uncertainties regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. We very much wanted to host you in Istanbul. We hope that this will happen in the coming years, if not this year.
Accordingly, our online competition will continue with the same features as the face to face. In other words, all activities such as opening and closing ceremonies, national presentations and poster sessions will be included in the program as much as possible, and all 3 types of exams will be implemented.
Certificates can be shared as pdf with emails, medals will be sent to countries. For this whole organization, more jobs and staff will be kept in the background. The online exam system, their implementation and evaluation, the security of the exam system, the uninterrupted progress of the process and all the details will require a series of infrastructural measures.
We want you to know that we will work closely with the Task Force to make this happen.
The amount of participation fees will also be updated at the end of the evaluations regarding this infrastructure and organization. A budget that will not exceed the existing fee, possibly less, will be created, which will include the participation fees.
Accordingly, to remind you of the important dates; Deadline for online participation: 21st March 2021
Deadline for payment of fees and notification of teams: 31st May 2021
Announcement of the program: 1st July 2021
Competition: 10-16 August 2021
To register please visit the webpage https://www.igeo2021.org/registration/team-registration
If you registered for IGEO 2020 your registration has been carried forward to IGEO2021. Please let us know if you do not want to be involved with the online IGEO.
Prof. Dr. Barbaros Gönençgil
IGEO 2021 ORGANIZATION CHAIRMAN