We hope that you and your families are in good health.
As you all know AgEng2020 is now the AgEng2021, scheduled for 4 to 8 July. It was our goal to organize AgEng2021 in the University of Évora and in the beautiful city of Évora! However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that is expected to still have a big impact on travelling during 2021, we had to accept that it will not be possible and so AgEng2021 will be an ONLINE conference.
The ONLINE conference will include invited speakers, oral and poster presentations, special sessions, workshops, industry exhibition and real time discussions. Oral presentations will be pre-recorded, with our technical assistance, and will be available via live-streaming. In each session, following the presentations, we will have a period in real time for questions, answers and discussion.
The pandemic situation brought to all of us into an unusual, unexpected situation, that changed our lives, showed the importance of health systems, but also the science, the technology and the agriculture. As agricultural engineers, scientists, technicians, academics and industry it is our obligation to not stop and to contribute to improve food and feed production systems as also the distribution channels in sustainable and safety conditions. We are doing our best to organize a very interesting conference where the participants will be able to exchange knowledge, ideas, and to present innovations and to discuss the state of the art and future perspectives for agricultural engineering as a motor for the sustainable future of agriculture. More than ever the AgEng2021 conference focus on New Challenges for Agricultural Engineering towards a Digital Worldmakes all the sense and it is a great pleasure to host this conference and we want to invite all of you to participate.
Due to the situation and format modification, we decided to slightly reduce the registration fees. This reduction combined with no-costs for traveling and accommodation make the attendance of the AgEng2021 ONLINE conference a great opportunity! We are looking forward to connect with delegates from Europe and from all over the world.
We hope to digitally see you all during the next conference of the European Society for Agricultural Engineers.
Take care and stay safe!