Dear Colleagues,

current pandemic situation makes a successful, well-attended MARSS2021 in Toronto quite impossible. Besides, it is becoming increasingly clear that mass vaccination will take much longer than expected. MARSS2021 Organization Committee carefully discussed possible options and decided to move the conference to 2022. We also deliberately decided against organizing a virtual conference, after having underwhelming personal experience at such events recently. Actually, before COVID not everyone had this clear understanding that an in-person conference has a much higher significance for the academic community than just joining presentations.

The next MARSS conference will be held in-person in Toronto, Canada, most probably in July 2022, provided that international travel will be fully re-opened by that time. The Organization Committee will notify the community as soon as new information becomes available. We also encourage you to visit MARSS website from time to time.

We look forward to the soonest possible end of the pandemic disaster and to a great MARSS gathering in Toronto!

Sergej Fatikow, Founding Chair, MARSS
Yu Sun, General Chair, MARSS2021