March 22, 2020
Dear SNL Community,
I hope you are well in these unprecedented times. We are well aware that many members may feel unsure about how the fast spreading coronavirus and its unforeseen consequences will affect our planned SNL meeting in Philadelphia October 21-23, 2020. In addition, many countries have now imposed travel policies to slow the spread of the disease and protect their staff.
We would like to reassure you that the SNL Board is in continued contact and is monitoring the potential repercussions for our meeting. For now, we have decided to postpone the deadline for Symposium Submissions until April 23, 2020 and will likely also postpone the abstract deadline currently set for June 12, 2020. To ensure that SNL 2020 can take place, we will explore all possible options, including a virtual conference. Ultimately, we have to consider the public health issues of gathering 600+ international conference visitors and creative solutions are asked for.
For the time being, we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are working hard on a positive solution and still hope to see you in Philadelphia in October. Please stay tuned and read our updates on the SNL website.
Stay safe and healthy,
Sonja A. Kotz
Chair, Society for the Neurobiology of Language