UPDATE: DECEMBER 2020
AICA IWG and the venue took the decision to go fully online. AICA 2021 will take place on the same dates (15-16 March 2021) as a virtual event.
The AICA IWG, organiser of AICA 2021, is committed to provide a physical event in Paris next March, as planned, believing that the world should not entirely succumb to fear and keep planning for the future.
However, the realities of the pandemic crisis mean that alternatives are planned and ready. The conference is ready to go fully online if international travel restrictions and national regulations will make impossible to gather in Paris, especially for speakers and attendees travelling from North America.
In any case, even in case of a physical meeting, North American and indeed all speakers that are forbidden or will choose not to travel will be allowed to present accepted papers remotely.
A final decision for the conference to go ahead as a physical event or a fully online one will be taken after the notifications of acceptance for accepted papers and the organisers commit to discuss this with the authors of accepted papers as well.
The venue at the Ecole Militaire will in any case provide all the health and safety measures required by the general COVID situation, including guaranteeing adequate distancing and sanitisation of the environment.