BIRS Measures related to the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19, as of March 23, 2020

Posted on Mon, Mar 23 2020 11:19:00

In view of the travel restrictions imposed by various countries, all in-person BIRS workshops scheduled in April and May 2020, will unfortunately be cancelled. We recommend, however, that the organizers consider proceeding virtually, with participants broadcasting their talks online. This has been done successfully for workshop 20w5143, which ran from March 15-20, though we understand the limitations and challenges that such a format presents.

If organizers decide to run their workshop online, we ask them to check this link: to see how BIRS can help in setting it up.

All cancelled workshops will be given priority as soon as BIRS gets back to its regular mode of operation.

Thanks for your understanding and please keep safe.

Nassif Ghoussoub,
Director, Banff International Research Station