Dear Potential and Hopeful Participants,
Registration for the 13th International Conference on Goats and payment of fees will be closed at midnight (CET - Paris time) on September 18, 2022.
We encourage you to complete your registration process right away!
Thank you for your understanding!
The Organizing Committee of the Conference
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13th International Conference on Goats, Eger, Hungary, September 18-23, 2022
Congress Opening Keynote: The role of goats in the world: farming, society, and rural sustainability
Deadline for abstract submission is May 1, 2022.
Dear Members of the International Goat Association and prospective hosts,
The International Goat Association is accepting proposals for the 14th International Conference on Goats to be held in 2026. Send all submissions and conference planning questions to Christian DeVries, IGA’s Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The International Conference on Goats (ICG) is a scientific and social meeting to present new research findings and provide expert input into important issues of goat production, health, food value chains, etc. Our conferences attract attention from scientists, scholars, veterinarians, government personnel, extension workers, and producers worldwide. Past meetings have been held successfully in the United Kingdom, France, USA, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. The 13th International Conference on Goats will be entirely virtual from September 18 to 23, 2022.
The IGA’s Board of Directors will meet during the 13th ICG to review conference bids and hear presentations. Interested host countries will present their proposals to the IGA Board during the conference.
To prepare for the proposal, please refer to the IGA Board Guidelines for Planning an International Conference on Goats (https://www.iga-goatworld.com/conference-planning.html)
We appreciate your interest in continuing the tradition of the International Goat Association.
Noemí Castro Navarro
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties regarding vaccination, the Organizing Committee, in close consultation with the Scientific Committee and the IGA Board of Directors, has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats. The conference is now scheduled for September 18-23, 2022. The venue will remain the same: Hotel Eger & Park, Eger, Hungary.
Our primary concern is to guarantee everyone’s health and ensure a high level of attendance from around the world.
The conference planning was well underway, with 10 confirmed invited speakers, seven sessions, five roundtables, and six workshops scheduled to take place over the four days. The program will include the first-ever international goat milk products contest, a full-day technical tour, and several wonderful social programs.
Conference organizers are working to ensure the program will be informative for all participants. We sincerely hope that it will be possible to organize a face-to-face international conference in 2022.
Please follow the conference homepage for the latest news!
I look forward to seeing you in Hungary!
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!
Follow all the IGA COVID-19 news here:
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.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.