Participant boom-All signs set for growth
The EGU23 General Assembly welcomed 18,831 registered participants – 15,453 from 107 countries attending in-person and a further 3,378 from 105 countries joining in online. Unlike last year, the Austria Center Vienna was once again able to welcome the majority of participants as on-site attendees. With a total of 16,357 talks taking place across 938 sessions, the congress was a great success.
“A destination’s attitude to the topic of inclusion is now among the main factors behind whether participants decide to attend a congress. So I am very happy that we have such an open city in Vienna and a partner in the Austria Center Vienna that we can implement inclusive concepts with.”
Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director Copernicus.org
A congress for everyone-Focus on inclusion
The congress sent out a high-profile signal about inclusion for all, regardless of their origin, cultural background or gender identity. Pronouns on badges ensured that no-one was misgendered when networking. Meanwhile, gender-neutral bathrooms, as well as nursing, retreat and prayer rooms also enhanced participant well-being. Many participants from low-income countries received travel support.
Local and organic-Catering to every taste
Childcare-Fun and games for children
With free childcare part of the package, participants were even able to attend the congress with their children. A quiet room, creative room, play room and movement room for children aged 1-12 were available at the venue, while the nearby Donaupark is always ideal for outdoor activities. And multilingual assistants made sure that all of the children felt comfortable.Childcare during congresses
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