Joint CIB WO99 & W123 Annual International Conference - Glasgow
8th - 10th September 2021
2020 saw the Glasgow conference replaced with an online webinar due to the COVID 19 pandemic. For 2021, we propose a blended conference, following on from the planned ARCOM conference, here at Glasgow Caledonian University, September 8th –10th 2021. The success of the 2020 web-conference has prompted us to utilise the blended format of ‘face-to-face’ or ‘virtual’ conference attendance. We will also have a back-up plan, if the current restrictions are still in place, to be fully virtual, but with a bigger and better web-conference.
Many conference organisers are preparing for a ‘lessons learnt’ theme over the next 12 months and we expect to receive plenty of research papers on such matters. However, the 2021 theme will be focused on ‘Changes and innovations for improved wellbeing’ and is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 9. This draws on the very successful ‘Digital Solutions’ theme that was voted most enjoyable at the 2020 web-conference and is also designed to encourage papers on creative and novel approaches in a time that we now call the ‘new normal’. However, W099 and W123 (formerly TG59) conferences are always inclusive and papers on our usual topics are also welcomed.