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UKSG has made the difficult decision to cancel its annual conference to be held in Brighton in two weeks’ time (30th March -1st April 2020).

In recent days it has become increasingly clear that, despite the advice from the government scientists, to continue as planned would potentially put the health and wellbeing of our members at risk. We believe this is therefore an appropriate decision to take.

UKSG regrets the inconvenience caused to all our membership community, be they delegates, speakers or sponsors.  We will now begin to work through the process for refunding conference fees, so would be grateful if delegates and sponsors would look out for further instructions from us, rather than contacting individual members of staff at this time.  This is obviously going to take some time to sort through, and we are grateful for your patience in the meantime. 

This decision will have a profound impact on UKSG as it is a charity which relies on the annual conference to fund all of our other activity, and we will keep all of our members informed as we consider the future of UKSG.


Andrew Barker, Chair, UKSG