This is to inform you of a decision that has just been announced on the website of the 15th ESSE Conference 2020 in Lyon, France (http://www.esse2020lyon.fr/en)
Situation update on 30 April 2020:
In view of the current situation, the organizing committee and the ESSE Executive have jointly acknowledged that the 2020 conference cannot be held on 31 August / 4 September. All events are cancelled, except for the doctoral symposium and the annual board meeting, which will take place online. Board members and participants of the doctoral symposium will be notified about the details in due course.
We are provisionally planning to reschedule the event on 30 August / 3 September 2021 with a minimal number of adjustments. In spite of the many uncertainties ahead of us all, we remain hopeful that the conference can go ahead in 2021. A new situation update will be circulated in due course after the summer.
We’ll keep you informed of any further developments.
I’m really sorry to have to pass on this sad news, but I hope you are all safe and healthy.
Take care and stay safe
Andreas H. Jucker
Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Jucker
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)