Dear Alpenflow participants,

Due to changed situations, which were not foreseeable in this form until a week ago, we have to cancel this year’s Alpenflow to our great regret. We would like to justify our decision as follows:

We cannot take responsibility for hosting a meeting in a Corona hotspot in Austria. The sharply increasing CoViD-19 incidence in Upper Austria (especially in the Gmunden district) in the last few days do not allow the meeting. Even if we, the OEGfZ as the congress organizer and the Kongress and TheaterHaus in Bad Ischl, would offer the highest security standards, we all also move outside the congress venue.

In addition, leaving the Gmunden district (Bad Ischl) is now associated with a 3G control, which would make it extremely difficult for our foreign guests to return to their home country without having to go into quarantine.

Furthermore, the incidence situation for the next few days is extremely uncertain; we fear that the number of infections will increase and that the situation will be made more difficult in 1,5 weeks.

For this reason, we are unfortunately forced to postpone an excellently planned meeting until next year.

We sincerely apologize for this late cancellation and any inconvenience, but we hope for your understanding! Please believe us, this decision was not an easy one – it was an extremely difficult one!!!

Paid participation fees will of course be reimbursed by us.

Warm greetings from the board of the OEGfZ,

Your Andreas Spittler