At this point, we are very confident that the In-person Congress will take place as planned. It is impossible to fully replicate the richness, chance encounters, and energizing atmosphere of an In-person conference.
The Virtual Congress is for people who are certain that they will not be able to travel to Paris. If travel restrictions arise later, changing from In-person to Virtual will be possible. Unless COVID restrictions mandate that we pivot to a completely Virtual Congress, which we doubt, we are vigorously planning the greatest ever In-person event in Paris. The good news is that this has little impact on the work currently underway to develop the technical program.