FAQs
Third postponement of the 20th WCNDT
The Organizing Committee of the 20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (20th WCNDT) has now decided to reschedule the conference as follows. We are not considering a virtual format as an option for the 20th WCNDT and the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference shall be the top priority.
The new conference dates:
May 30 ~ June 3, 2022
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea
(The venue remains the same.)
We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the change of dates for the third time. However, the Organizing Committee of the 20th WCNDT strongly believes that a postponement to June 2022 would ensure a most fruitful and successful conference program while allowing as many delegates as possible to attend from around the world. In fact, the new dates are very close to the original dates of the 13th ECNDT, which has already been postponed to July 3-7, 2023. Although the situation with COVID-19 pandemic is still fluid due to the problems such as the resurgence of the virus variants, we also hope the conditions for international travels could be improved by increasing vaccination worldwide. We truly appreciate your patience and support over the years as the conference has been postponed and many details kept changing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

Organizing Committee of the 20th WCNDT

Important Dates

  • ■ Abstract Submission : 31 October 2021
  • ■ Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 30 November 2021
  • ■ Submission of Camera-ready Abstract (Mandatory) : 31 January 2022
  • ■ Submission of Extended Abstract or Paper* (Optional) : 31 January 2022
  • *For the Conference proceedings (NOT for the SCIE journal submission)
  • ■ Registration and Payment of Presenting Authors : 31 January 2022
  • ■ Preliminary Program : 28 February 2022

  • The 20th WCNDT Postponement FAQs

    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.


    Songdo & Vicinity
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