Sigh. I hoped and wished I wouldn’t have to make this announcement, but the Covid situation is getting worse and worse all over the world, especially in Europe. In France it is now forbidden to eat or drink while standing in any reception or similar gathering. Naturally that precludes networking, the main interest of congresses like the DVN Workshops. We prioritise safety for everyone involved with DVN events, and we just cannot guarantee it right now. Moreover, we think it would be unfair for exhibitors to get less than their money’s worth due to reduced attendance and strict distancing requirements.
We value and appreciate the trust all DVN Gold members, and so we have made the unhappy choice to postpone the 2022 Paris DVN Workshop. I apologies to exhibitors who have been preparing their booths; the speakers working on their lectures, and to all attendees who saved the dates and booked their travel plans; we see this unhappy change of plan as less costly and disruptive than the real and potential negative consequences of trying to hold the Workshop during the pandemic’s depths.
So, we set our sights and work hard to have a wonderful Paris DVN Workshop in the 1st quarter of 2023.
With that unpleasant news out of the way, I want to wish all the DVN community again a happy new year. Be sure and see our report on CES, published three days after the close of the event.