Yes. Due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and its impact worldwide on our daily lives, MRS will convene the 2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit as a fully virtual event.
Virtual volunteer committee meetings are being coordinated with committee chairs and headquarters liaisons for a date and time that will allow committee members to attend the virtual meeting events.
In the lead-up to the 2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, look for special “sneak-peak” presentations, activities and events, along with a final schedule of Meeting symposia.
Author presentations will be available for advance viewing on our platform in April.
Registration details will be posted in mid-January.
All hotel reservations in Seattle, Washington, made through the official MRS Housing Block at www.mrs.org, have been cancelled. No additional cancellation efforts for these hotels are
required. If reservations were made outside the MRS official block, individuals will need to cancel their own reservations.
MRS headquarters staff has contact presenters with details about the virtual program. Guidelines for presenters will be posted soon.
MRS’s virtual platform will not permit downloading or sharing of content. MRS’s recording policy, which strictly prohibits any recording of presentations, is in place for this virtual meeting. Any attendees who do not comply with the MRS recording policy may have their access to meeting content revoked.
MRS journals do allow submission and publication of figures and content that have appeared online as part of a virtual presentation. Standard journal peer-review policies apply to these submitted papers. If you plan to submit to a non-MRS journal, we
recommend that you first review that journal’s policies.
You will be contacted by MRS exhibit headquarters staff regarding your options. If you do not hear from us shortly, please contact us to
review your options and opportunities.
The 2021 MRS Fall Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 28-December 3, 2021.
The 2022 MRS Spring Meeting will be held in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, on May 8 – 13, 2022. Note: These Meeting dates DO NOT coincide with Easter week, as has been our long-time tradition.