Image of the old Bufferty pumping engine in the West Midlands from 1872 (contemporary sketch)

Post-Pandemic Hope – Looking to October 2021

From Plan A to Plan C!

Our initial contingency plans to reschedule for May 2021 have been, predictably further disturbed by COVID19. The UK national lockdown in the new year underlined how serious the situation had become, BUT there is new hope with the successful vaccination programme well underway as we enter Spring 2021; indeed our conference venue – the Black Country Living Museum – is contributing to the vaccination programme in Dudley!

In the interests of safety we have decided to postpone IEEC2 by a further 5 months, from May until October 2021. Specifically 8th-10th October 2021 – and still able to combine the conference with BCLM’s “Red By Night” live steaming event. 

Conference format

Whilst we respect other conference organisers’ plans to run events virtually, we still believe the interpersonal and social aspects of IEEC2 are paramount and cannot be replaced entirely in a virtual context.

Conference timetabling is unchanged, i.e. Friday 8th Oct midday to Sunday 10th midday, with a Friday evening trip to Sandfields Pumping Station and the Saturday evening at the BCLM’s “Red By Night” live steaming event.

  • Please see the Conference page for the booking arrangements and outline agenda.

Further updates will follow as details are finalised.

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