It has been an extremely stressful time as we watch COVID-19 continue to spread and impact more and more people globally. As an international community, I’ve spoken with GAIN members around the world and heard the many different ways their lives have been affected. Naturally, we are also assessing how to proceed with GAIN 2020.
Our highest priority and concern is for the health and safety of everyone attending. Rice University has cancelled on-campus classes and events until the end of the current term (April 28), but due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation it is not clear how the University and local health officials will recommend handling events taking place this summer. We will continue to monitor the situation with these organizations. With 3 months to go until GAIN, we still do not have enough information to determine how GAIN will be affected, but we hope to reach a final decision by the end of March in order to allow everyone to plan accordingly.
If you have already registered for GAIN, we will be in direct contact to let you know how we proceed as soon as we reach a decision. If you have not yet registered, continue to monitor our website for details.