In line with many other international conferences, the 3DMC organizing team has decided to make this year’s conference a virtual event. This is due to continuing disruption caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Whilst it appears that the virus is coming under control in some regions, many national and company travel restrictions remain in place. Not all live events are being cancelled but travel restrictions, particularly for international events like the 3DMC, greatly increase the risk that delegate and exhibitor numbers will be significantly reduced.
For a successful, live 3DMC we need to be open to the entire 3DM community. We believe that removing uncertainties around travel for you, our supporters, will enable you to plan better for attendance this year. The move online will still deliver a great conference. Attendance for delegates will be free. We simply ask that you register on our web site where you will also soon find details of our programme which is already well developed.
Bilbao will still be our destination of choice for next year. We have found a modern, impressive venue in an attractive European city. This part of Spain is home to many hi-tech and metrology-oriented companies which are keen to welcome the conference to their home area. We expect to confirm the venue and dates by the end of September.
We are particularly grateful to this year’s upcoming presenters and those exhibitors who have already given their support. We will work closely with all our potential exhibitors to ensure we have a diverse online exhibition in 2021 and our largest-ever live exhibition in 2022.
3DMC is a non-profit event run by experts whose employers support the time they invest to make it a success. A delegate pass gives access to first-class talks and posters, a good exhibition and excellent networking evenings where food and drink are provided. Free passes for talks and discount options for exhibitors and delegates are designed to make the conference not only one of the best but also one of the most affordable.
Please join us online this year and in person in Bilbao next year.