The end of any year is a good time for reflection and assessment, but this has been a year like no other. We have all been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us have lost family, friends, and colleagues. As more people worked from home and faced recurring travel restrictions, IGA members, and Board endeavored to provide more online content and opportunities. The feedback so far has been enthusiastic, with requests for more content in more languages, and we agree! Check the website or social media for updates. And please share any new content from your institution or country! Thank you.
The International Goat Association typically holds the International Goat Conference every four years, but COVID required that we postpone it. The new dates are October 3-8, 2021, and it will still be in Eger, Hungary, but check the IGA website for updates. Here is the ICG Conference website: www.icg2020.org.
The IGA Board of Directors held two virtual meetings this year, on March 24 and October 2, plus a Strategic Planning meeting on December 7. I give special thanks to all of the Board members who have agreed to extend their terms an additional year due to COVID and who also participated in our online and Zoom discussions with great enthusiasm and insight. The new IGA Strategic Plan will be posted on the website once finalized, and it will guide us through the changing world we will find in 2021 and onwards. I want to commend the Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Davinia Sánchez, and committee members Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Dilip Bhandari, and Paula Menzies for guiding this crucial process for IGA to increase activity, visibility, and impact.
The IGA Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats.
The new date is 3-8 October 2021.
Even though the 13th ICG is several months away, the current COVID-19 crisis has made it extremely difficult to plan any large gathering. We know the dangers of infectious diseases and the need to prevent exposure, so rather than put people at risk unnecessarily, the Board of Directors postponed this conference.
As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic moves across the world, we send our sincere hope for good health and protection to the entire IGA family. We are all affected by this situation, some more seriously than others.
We need to support each other professionally and personally as best we can. And we need a future where robust science informs public policy to prevent this type of tragedy. May we, our families, and colleagues endure this current situation, and we will see you again in Hungary in 2021!
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Organisers of ICG2021
Greetings to the IGA Community! We hope that you are safe and well.
The current COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary changes in our world. We know the dangers of infectious diseases and the need to prevent exposure. It has become challenging to plan any large gathering, so rather than put people at risk unnecessarily, the IGA Board decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goat.
A new date has not been chosen. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to announce the change soon.
Unfortunately, because the 13th ICG is postponed, elections for the new Board will be delayed. When a new date for the conference is selected, we will send out an official call for nominations. Any IGA member in good standing (meaning their membership dues are up-to-date) can be nominated to serve a four-year term. Check our website regularly for more information in the coming days and months!
On behalf of the Board of International Goat Association and the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association, we are delighted to invite you to the 13th International Conference on Goats (ICG 2020) to be held from 14 to 17 September 2020, in Eger, Hungary.
The conference aims to link research and production by sharing information, experience, and best practices. Scientists, researchers, advisors, technologists, farmers, producers, processors, vets and all industry suppliers are warmly welcomed to the four-day event.
The picturesque town of Eger is located in the Western gate of the scenic Bükk Mountains. This thousand-year-old Episcopal seat, today an archiepiscopal center, is one of the most beautiful baroque towns in the country. Its inhabitants are proud of its illustrious historical past and the valuable heritage of monuments and buildings.
Below is a report from Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, IGA's Secretary-Treasurer. This was presented in September 2016 at the 12th International Conference on Goats during the IGA General Assembly.
You can either download the PDF version or click through the slides below.
Thank you again to ALL of our wonderful members.
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the “12th International Conference on Goats - ICG 2016”, which will take place between September 25-30, 2016 in the great city of Antalya, Turkey. We are delighted to welcome all delegates to this event.
Goat production professionals in the disciplines of sustainability, management, social aspects, health and association establishment from all over the world will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge, share experiences and explore the exciting city of Antalya and its surroundings.
The theme for the conference is “Contributions of Caprine Agrosilvopastoral Production Systems to Society and the Environment” with a focus on research and evidence for practice, and the contribution to delivery of quality products of the goat. Our keynotes and invited speakers come from around the world, representing the very best in their field of expertise. Additionally we will have presentations, both oral and poster, from colleagues in practice, education, management and research. Poster sessions are organized to provide a forum for continued and expensive coverage of the topics addressed in conference and to encourage and provide the opportunity for young scientists to present their work.
Learning from the past and innovating for the future, the 12th Conference will provide us with an excellent opportunity to share our experiences and projects. In addition to outstanding scientific program being offered, we encourage delegates to enjoy famous cultural heritage and natural beauty of Turkey with our social and cultural events. You also may visit trade conference exhibition to get most updated knowledge on related technology and new systems.
We welcome all delegates to what promises to be a highlight of the 2016 calendar!
Dr. İrfan Daşkıran - Chair & Juan Capote - IGA President
Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 March 2016
Notification of Acceptance of the Abstracts: 01 June 2016
Full paper admission: 01 July 2016
Early Registration Deadline (for Registration Payment): 01 July 2016
Author Payment Deadline: 01 July 2016
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