Important information for attendees and stakeholders: forthcoming BASES events
29th September 2020
The Board of BASES has considered all the current information available to them from Government agencies, and has made the decision not to hold any face to face meetings or events for the next six months or so.
Whilst it is not possible to exactly know what the COVID-19 status will be in around six months’ time, the Board would prefer to make this decision now, to allow people to plan for that, so members are not disappointed if events have to change or be postponed.
CPD will be planned and delivered through online webinars.
We will work with the Heads of Department Advisory Group to stage the Heads of Department event, scheduled for Wednesday 17 March 2021, virtually.
The Organising Committee of the 2021 Annual Student Conference, scheduled for Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 April 2021 at Solent University, have decided that they will run this conference online. Attendees and guest speakers will take part virtually, however, there will be some live interviews, panels and lab work hosted on site and streamed live. The Organising Committee will be making further announcements about the details over the coming months.
Details about the BASES 2021 Conference, scheduled for 16-17 November 2021 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, will be shared later this year.
The above decision was not made lightly, but the well-being, health and safety of our members, staff and volunteers continues to be paramount. It is important for BASES to act responsibly and play our role in helping to decrease possible social transmission.
This decision will be reviewed if there are changes to government guidance, advice and legislation. We appreciate your patience, understanding and support in this matter.
Ian Wilson Prof Richard Tong FBASES
BASES Executive Director BASES Chair