Most importantly, all paid registrations, already accepted abstracts, contracts for exhibition and sponsorship will remain valid for the new dates. The "Important Dates" have been updated in accordance with the new conference dates so that the additional submission of abstracts becomes possible.
In the meantime, if you would like to find out a few important facts about the 20th WCNDT quickly, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) attached below. The official website of the 20th WCNDT will be re-opened shortly, as early as in August 2021, which will include the abstract submission page.
We are so much grateful to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and all other participants for their generous understanding and patience about this unprecedented situation. Hopefully, this postponement shall be the last one but the challenges with safety and the availability of travel worldwide will be all subjected to the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to cordially ask for your continued interest and participation in the 20th WCNDT and look forward to seeing you all in June 2022.
- ▶ Registration
1. Will early-bird registration be extended?
The deadline for early-bird registration for a reduced fee has been extended to 31 January 2022. More details about the registration will be announced as soon as the online registration system is activated.
1. Will my abstract still be accepted to present on rescheduled conference dates?
All accepted abstracts, which are already registered for the 20th WCNDT, will be offered the opportunity to present in the same format as currently confirmed at the rescheduled conference.
Please complete the registration by 31 January 2022, if you have not yet registered your accepted abstract.
Due to the limited number of slots available for oral presentation, if registration is not completed by that date, acceptance of the oral presentation may be canceled and the abstract may be relocated to the poster presentation.
Please note that if you need to withdraw your intent to present, however, you should notify the conference secretariat via e-mail (email@example.com) to request the cancellation of your abstract submission.
The new deadline to submit your abstract(s) is 31 October 2021. Authors who fall under the following will be notified whether they have been accepted or not via email on 30 November 2021.
· Authors who first submitted the abstract
· Authors who have submitted abstracts after the second postponement but have not yet received a notification email
· Authors who withdraw their existing accepted abstract and re-submit abstract to the new submission deadline
· Authors who have already been accepted but have changed the conference topic during the new submission deadline. (Please refer to ‘Q3’ below for more detailed information.)
You can modify the abstract including title, contents, author information other than conference topics until the due date of camera-ready abstract submission. However, please be aware that in case you would amend the conference topics, your abstract has to be gone through review again even if the abstracts have already been accepted.
If you wish to present your abstract at the conference as planned, you do not need to submit a new version of the camera-ready abstract as your submission will be rolled over and applied to the rescheduled conference. If you want to modify your camera-ready abstract, you are able to modify it in keeping with the updated due date.
The deadline will be extended. The deadline for submission of camera-ready abstract, the extended abstract or paper, and registration is 31 January 2022. Any submission you have made for your abstract won’t be lost as we will be using the same online submission system.
YES, as the conference is postponed, the number of abstracts canceled and maintained should be checked and may then go with a call for additional abstracts to fill the vacant spots in the program.
- ▶ Exhibition/Sponsorship
1. What is the refund policy for exhibition and sponsorship fees?
Regardless of the postponement of the 20th WCNDT, the eligibility and benefits of contracted exhibitors and sponsors remain unchanged. A refund shall not be allowed, according to the terms of agreement and the regulation of the 20th WCNDT.2. Will the exhibition hall be changed?
No, the exhibition hall is the same as before: Songdo Convensia, Incheon. The layout and booth number will remain the same.3. What about the personal information for free conference registration that exhibitors have submitted/registered in advance?
Unless your company cancels the contract for the booth, the benefits for exhibitors will remain the same. If you wish to change the participants’ information, you can directly amend it after logging in to the “Exhibitor Zone”.4. Will the 20th WCNDT official partners of the exhibition hall be changed?
Fortunately, the pre-designated partners at Songdo Convensia will remain the same.
Songdo Convensia is located in Incheon, an international city directly adjacent to Seoul.
Songdo Convensia has all the necessary elements of a world-class convention destination, including easy accessibility from Incheon International Airport, adequate tourism resources, high-quality hotels (5-star, walkable) and restaurants, and the existence of an active support network consisting of both public and private organizations.
Newly expanded two years ago, Songndo Convensia is now equipped with a state-of-the-art ubiquitous system, making it an ideal place for exhibitions and conferences.
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