In response to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, the Organizing Committee of the 28th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) and the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) has made a decision to postpone the 28th ILCC in Lisbon for a similar week in 2022, dates to be confirmed. Information will be placed on the conference website. Consequently, the 29th ILCC to be held in Brazil is rescheduled to 2024. Postponement of the ILCC is unprecedented in the long history of the conference since its inception in 1965. The 28th ILCC has attracted enthusiastic submission of over 650 papers from all over the world and from all generations of scientists working at the frontier of the liquid crystal research. The real global nature of the liquid crystal community has made this decision inevitable to assure the safety of its members.
In order to make up for the loss of personal gathering in Lisbon this year, we are planning to hold the awards session on-line, to make sure that the awardees get their prizes and have a chance to present their research. We are diligently working out the specifics of the web-based presentations on the basis of on-going assessment of demand from the community.
The 28th ILCC in 2022 will refresh the program to reflect the up-to-date advances of the field.
We will keep you informed of any further development about the ILCC. Please visit the conference website often to get the latest information.
Other relevant information:
- Participants who had already paid the ILCC2020 registration will receive a refund, please contact Ms. Madalena Almeida from Abreu (Participants that had paid the registration fee may choose between being refunded or be already registered for the next ILCC2022 in Lisbon until April 30).
- Participants who had already booked a Hotel through Abreu (our Backoffice company), please contact Ms. Madalena Almeida from Abreu.
- Participants who had already booked and paid the Students Residence Halls, please contact SASNOVA.
Finally, we apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience you may have. Your understanding and continued support is very much appreciated.
Best wishes for your health and wellbeing in this difficult time.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 28th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2020), in Lisbon, Portugal, from 26th to 31st July 2020.
Maria Helena Godinho Margarida Telo da Gama