Dear RSAI Members and World Congress Participants:
It is with great regret that I have to announce that the June 2020 World Congress in Marrakech is postponed and will not be held this June. While European countries have suffered the recent brunt of the virus, until late last week, the situation in Morocco was quite good in terms of Covid 19 with zero cases, but that has greatly changed. Last weekend, the local organizers asked to cancel the Congress given the rapidly deteriorating conditions on the ground and RSAI Council agreed.
The RSAI offers the following two options for your fees:
- The RSAI keeps the money on its bank account, which will remain valid as individual registration fee for next year's world congress;
- The costs of refund for payments received by credit card is none.
- Payments received by wire (bank transfer) will have the followings costs:
Countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA): 0.83€
Countries non SEPA available online to transfer: 35.55€
Countries not listed above: the transfer goes with an onsite (bank branch) transfer, and costs 45.95€.
We had expected a fantastic program for the Congress in an excellent location. Our local organizers and RSAI Executive Director had done incredible work and it is a disappointment. We are considering multiple future options, including again holding the World Congress in Morocco in May 2021. Of course, at this stage, we have to let the dust settle to see what plans we can feasibly make for next year. When appropriate, we will have further announcements. I appreciate all of your support for the Congress and Regional Science and take care of yourselves and family.
President of RSAI