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We wish to inform you that the Board of Trustees of the AE has decided that this year’s conference, which our Hub in Barcelona was planning to host in October 2020, has unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Board have also proposed the dates of next year’s conference, which we kindly ask you to mark on your calendars now: 19-22 October 2021 (Tuesday to Friday).

We will follow the weekly schedule of the two previous Annual Conferences held in Barcelona in 2018 and 2019: Tuesday, at the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), for various administrative meetings, including the 32nd Annual Business Meeting of Members; Wednesday at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), for Class sessions and the welcome to new AE Members and induction ceremony (those elected in 2020 and 2021); Thursday at the PRBB, for the AE Erasmus Medal lecture by Roger Penrose, the André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy, and the 2021 International Adam Kondorosi AE Award for Advanced Research in Plant Sciences, plus a varied programme of leading European scholars’ lectures; and on Friday, the traditional post-conference culture and geology field trip. In addition, on Wednesday evening, the President’s Dinner for new and current members will take place.

Details of the event, which will follow a similar format and schedule to former meetings in Barcelona, will be made available in due time.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in 2021.