Dear MusCan members,
You have likely just seen the message from the Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities about the cancellation of Congress 2020, in both in-person and virtual format. We wanted to follow up with some direct information from our own society.
The Federation has offered support to societies that wish to proceed independently with a virtual conference. However, after an assessment of many factors, including personal and technological barriers to participants, costs, and the increased demands placed on the local organizers, MusCan regretfully has to announce that we are unable to support the needs of our members within a virtual conference this year. We were particularly worried about the inequity between composers, performers, and more traditional academic disciplines in converting to this new format, although that was not the only factor to come into play.