The Coronavirus situation all over the world does not look very optimistic and we all have to face long-term restrictions on travel, social gatherings and conferences. According to the Health Directorate of the EU, the sanctions and restrictions related to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation will last for at least the next 12 months; effects of general vaccination are not expected to be seen until autumn 2021.
Due to this uncertainty created by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the ITRC Planning Committee and the ITS board made the final decision in December 2020 to postpone the 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference until July 10-15, 2022.
The 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference in 2022 will be held as an on-site conference under the existing plans. The venue at Copenhagen University and the hotel reservations have been rebooked. The conference organiser CAP Partner has agreed to the postponement. Main sponsors for ITRC have been contacted and all are in favour of postponing the conference. Conference programme, technical tours, the one-day practitioners´ seminar, and social events will be rearranged and set up in 2022 according to the existing plans.
Development and Sustainability is the theme of the conference and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in Agenda 2030 will act as the conference programme framework. The programme will focus on: increased sustainability by a multidisciplinary approach; science in action by ready-to-use research; and mobilising forces from academia to industry.
This is one conference that you will not want to miss. ITRC2022 will be packed with educational and social activities, so be sure to check out the ITRC2022 Website https://itrc2022.org/ for updates and additional details about the conference.
We very much hope to see you at the 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference, ITRC2022, to be held in Copenhagen on 10-15 July 2022 and arranged by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF).