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Future Symposium

2021 IES Biennial Meeting is going VIRTUAL!!

Dear IES members,

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many lives and landscapes, and the IES meeting is no exception. The board of directors has decided it is unwise to schedule an in-person meeting in 2021, because of the numerous uncertainties that will prevail until (and perhaps beyond) then.

The plan has is still being developed, but overall, we will be scheduling a series of 2-hour and a couple half-day video-conference sessions throughout 2021. These sessions will be programmed to allow for maximal attendance, taking into account the numerous time zones that must be covered for IES membership. For those unable to attend, the sessions will be recorded. We have decided to use zoom as the platform for these meetings, and to propose attendance free of charge to IES members and trainees.

IES would also like to expand options for our trainee members and offer free membership for trainees in 2021. Please watch for additional details to sign up for free trainee memberships.

Be assured that we will do everything to make an in-person meeting happen in 2022, and will inform you of the dates and venue as that project progresses. Our current priority however is to finalize the virtual meeting program, and any help from IES membership would be very welcome!

We look forward to sharing this new adventure with you all, and hope to see you within foot-shaking distance in 2022!

IES Board of Directors

Call for proposals: Session Topics and Speakers

Please send us topic ideas for sessions and speakers for the 2021 IES virtual sessions, please send your ideas to

Call for volunteers:

IES is looking for volunteers to help with the scientific and fund-raising committees for the 2021 virtual meeting. If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the 2021 committees, please send an email to


Corporate Advisory Council

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