Keep online option at conferences: it makes them more inclusive

We worked hard to make an inclusive useR! 2021 for our diverse community and the virtual setting of the conference was fundamental in that purpose. We are proud of what we were able to achieve and happy about the lessons learned along the way.

As the organizing team, we wrote a correspondence advocating for the continuation of online conferences as means to remove barriers for inclusion and it was recently published in Nature. You can also read the open access accepted version here.

To cite our publication:

Joo, R. (2021). Keep online option at conferences—It makes them more inclusive. Nature, 598(7880), 257–257.

  title = {Keep Online Option at Conferences \textemdash{} It Makes Them More Inclusive},
  author = {Joo, Roc{\'i}o},
  year = {2021},
  month = oct,
  journal = {Nature},
  volume = {598},
  number = {7880},
  pages = {257--257},
  publisher = {{Nature Publishing Group}},
  doi = {10.1038/d41586-021-02752-8},
  copyright = {2021 Nature}

A worldmap with the number of participants to useR! 2021 for each country. We reached 122 countries