Postponing EDRC2021 to 2023

Dear Fly community,

Given the current travel restrictions, the sanitary conditions and the slow vaccination campaign in Europe, the ERC2021 organising committee and the European Drosophila Board decided that the EDRC can not take place on site in September 2021. We have also decided not to convert EDRC2021 to a virtual meeting.

Therefore, the meeting is postponed to ensure a safe and pleasant event in the future on site. We have secured a deal with the Congress Center and have discussed the 2022 and 2023 options. We have unanimously retained the EDRC2023 option to stick to the odd-numbered years for EDRCs, avoid the 2022 backlog of meetings due to covid and the conflict with NeuroFly 2022.

The new dates for the next live EDRC2023 are 20-23 October 2023 at the Lyon Congress Center. Our idea is to maintain the same invited speakers, sessions and chairpersons but will open a new workshop selection in summer 2022. Registrations and abstract submissions will open February 2023.

We look forward host the Fly community in Lyon in fall 2023.

Thank you all for your continuous support.

All the very best,

Take care

François Leulier for the EDRC2021(23) organizing committee