Dear community,

Within the Bosch Alumni Network, we regularly bring people from across the globe together to foster cross-sectoral exchange and international collaborations. Our approach focuses on a culture of care, inclusivity, sharing safe spaces and acting responsibly together.

With this in mind, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of all our workshop attendees and our community as a whole. We are deeply concerned about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a rapidly evolving, urgent global challenge and have been monitoring the developments very closely. In the coming weeks, we too want to contribute to slowing down the spread of the virus.

We have therefore decided to cancel our upcoming physical events up until June 16. As of Monday, the iac Berlin staff has been advised to work from home and business travel has been suspended until April 20.

While we take this decision with a heavy heart, we feel confident that it is the right one for our community. At the same time, we see this situation as an opportunity to develop new, digital formats. We are currently in the process of evaluating which events can take place virtually and which ones will have to be rescheduled for later in the year and we will keep you informed on any updates.

For those of you who want to join the discussion, we have created a group “Online Events & Tools” to share experiences and gain insights into online formats, best practices and tools! Please join us here!

Finally, our solidarity goes out to those in highly affected areas. If you have any questions, please get in touch. We look forward to seeing you online!

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