We continue to hope that you and your families are safe. We thank all the members that completed the survey in March to help us gauge potential congress attendance both on-site and virtual. In the end, given the continued uncertainty presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to delay the Abu Dhabi Congress to October 2023. We are grateful to our partners, the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, for the efforts and investments they have made towards Congress 2021 and we look forward to continuing to work together collaboratively to realise an international archival event of significance.
Although the Abu Dhabi Congress is delayed, ICA is still planning on offering its membership a virtual conference in October 2021 and more information will follow in a few months, so please stay tuned.
Mr David Fricker, ICA President, and Dr Abdulla Alraisi, Ph.D, Director General, National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, Congress Host