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5th IRCRA Congres is held ONLINE!
Headquarters: Izumi Campus of Meiji University, Tokyo, JAPAN
On behalf of the International Rock Climbing Research Association (IRCRA), we formally invite you to attend the 5th International Rock Climbing Research Congress, to be held in a virtual format online. The congress is an academic conference held every two years which is dedicated to research in rock climbing.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, we want to bring you the opportunity to engage in the rock climbing scientific community
through a virtual format. We will be offering a similar format of lectures and presentations. In continuing our tradition of bringing researchers and climbers together,
conference speakers will include a combination of researchers and practitioners on topics related to improving climbing performance and ensuring stewardship toward our continued interaction with
the climbing environment.
We, the executive committee of the 5th International Rock Climbing Research Congress, hope that this format provides ample opportunity for exchange amongst the thought leaders of the climbing community. Additional details will be provided shortly.
The Executive Committee of the 5th International Rock Climbing Research Congress
Pierre Legreneur (France) – IRCRA President
Vanesa España Romero (Spain) – IRCRA Vice President
Ludovic Seifert (France) - IRCRA Treasurer
Taylor Reed – (USA) – IRCRA Secretary
Shinji Mizumura (Japan) – Congress Manager
Masako Harigaya (Japan) – Venue Manager
Rina Miyawaki (Japan) – Vice-venue Manager
The local organizer is trying to hold the 5th Congress at Meiji University from 6th to 10th September in 2021. Meiji University will decide to rent or NOT to rent their campus for holding the Congress in 2021 at the end of January in 2021 due to COVID-19 situation. Although it depends on the domestic infection status of COVID-19 in Japan, please prepare your presentation and coming to Tokyo for the Congress. The organizer will inform about the venue at the beginning of February in 2021
2020.11.1 Yuji Hirayama has been added as a Special Lecturer!
2020.3.27 5th Congress has been postponed to 2021. (27th March 2020)
2020.3.1 Abstract submission has been opened. (1st March 2020)
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