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‘The April Conference Will Not Only Confirm, But Strengthen Its Reputation as a Platform for Innovative Research’

‘The April Conference Will Not Only Confirm, But Strengthen Its Reputation as a Platform for Innovative Research’

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Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Supervisor and Head of the Programme Committee of the XXI April Conference, addressed participants of the forum, which is being held in a distributed format this year.

Dear Colleagues,

As planned, today, April 7, we open the XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Circumstances prevented have prevented us from holding the event in the usual way, but the Academic Council of the University decided to hold the conference in a distributed format rather than cancel it altogether.

725 scholars and specialists from 55 countries have registered to participate in the Conference this year. All of them, as well as other researchers and experts, will be able to discuss the papers that were selected by the conference review committee. Participants were given the choice of format in which they would like to present their papers. Possible formats include detailed annotations, presentations, full texts, and video recordings. Along with the remote panel sessions, other conference events, including associated ones, will be held remotely as well.

The previously announced date for the official opening of the conference came only today, but the XXI April Conference has actually already begun. Participants' materials have been posted, video reports are now being published, and online broadcasts are being prepared.

There is every reason to believe that this year the April International Academic Conference will not only confirm, but strengthen its reputation as a platform where researchers share their latest, innovative research and discuss today’s most pressing issues of social development. This is the first time the event is being held virtually. I suggest we identify and use to the fullest the advantages of this new format. In the future, this will allow us to integrate them into the conference’s traditional format, which we will of course not abandon.

I sincerely wish the participants of the conference stimulating discussions, fruitful research, health, and success!

The programme of panel sessions as well as associated events is available on the conference page. Video presentations will be published on the conference’s official channel. Media representatives can contact Conference Press Centre for detailed information about the speakers and their papers.

 

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