This year’s IMISCOE conference took place online

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This week’s annual IMISCOE conference was an exciting experience. Due to the ongoing health crisis, the conference did not take place in Luxembourg (as initially planned) but went entirely online. The organizing committee did an excellent job adapting and redesigning this event on such short notice.

The fact that a program originally meant to fill 2.5 days was now realized within 1.5 days meant, however, that the was not only highly interesting but also resulted in an extreme increase in the author’s hourly coffee intake. (Fortunately, the new setting also meant that coffee was available during the conference’s whole duration and not just during selected breaks.) [Click here to read the conference program]

The online format also meant that I got to give my first online presentation (entitled Investigating determinants of migrant transnationalism: A comparative multi-dimensional approach). I learned a lot and appreciated the possibility to share my conceptual thoughts on transnationalism.
Our new standing committee (SC) Methodological Approaches and Tools in Migration Research organized several stimulating sessions that were very well attended. We also used the possibility to have the first get-together with a larger group of scholars in a Meth@Mig side-event on Wednesday evening. Several colleagues joined the SC right away.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our group, please visit our presence on the IMISCOE website and click on the link in the “Apply for this SC” section (you will have to log-in with your free IMISCOE account to first).