Innovating in Times of Crisis - The XXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

How did we managed to put together a virtual conference in the space of 11 weeks?

At the turn of the year, the world was a quite different place. We were looking forward to another good year that would include major sporting events such as the Olympics and EURO 2020. We were planning our largest ever conference that was due to take place in Berlin in June. Then everything changed and the coronavirus pandemic confined us to our homes. 

As a response, we took the decision in early March, only 11 weeks before the planned start of the conference, to run our first virtual conference under the theme of “Innovating in Times of Crisis”.It is worth remembering that a conference is usually a couple of years in the planning, and this time our community chose to come t