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  • Yasmine

Childcare at conferences

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

This will be a short one - it’s fantastic.

I am attending the ICHEP conference in Bologna (Italy) with my partner and our 4 year old. I happened to be chairing some sessions in the parallels and my partner is giving a plenary talk.

One can easily imagine that the game that we had to play many times in the past, where of one of us would be entraining a child in the coffee area, and the other one trying to listen to talks would NOT have worked.

Has childcare at conferences become a standard? If not it simply must become one.

To the organisers of ICHEP, thank you ! This is a significant step forward.


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