David Fricker, ICA President, and Abdulla Alraisi, Director General of the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, inform the public that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to postpone the ICA Abu Dhabi Congress 2020, with deep regret.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus the teams at National Archives of the UAE and the ICA Executive have been closely monitoring the development of the pandemic, and the significant disruption it has brought to the operations of their member institutions and wider restrictions on international travel. Most distressing is the scale of human suffering that has befallen so many, and to all those affected they extend their sympathies and hopes for a full recovery.
While this situation continues to develop it is clear that it will not be possible to bring the professional community together for the ICA Congress in November. The Congress will still take place in Abu Dhabi, however to ensure the safety of all and to enable full participation of delegates from all parts of the world, it is being re-scheduled to 2021.
In the coming weeks =the new dates for Congress Abu Dhabi will be reannounced, on the website, newsletter and social media channels.
Read more here: https://www.ica.org/en/icaabudhabi2020-congress-postponed