GaN Marathon 2020 and Covid: message from the organizers

Considering that the SARS-Cov-2 virus is spreading quickly across several countries, and after truly spending quite some time modeling the dynamics (see here, if you are curious), we have decided that the best solution is to postpone the conference to April 2021 ( Monday 19 to Wednesday 21).

Changing to an online conference would have altered the nature of GaN Marathon, that is a lively workshop, where people meet, discuss, and spend time together with colleagues and friends in the GaN community. Postponing to September/October would have posed the risk of overlapping with other conferences, and unknowns on the status of the pandemic.

With this email, on behalf of the whole organizing committee, I warmly thank all of you for providing your abstracts, and for contributing to the success of the conference with your time and availability.

Of course, registration fees will be refunded (in case you want to give some support to the organizers, to partly compensate the losses, let me know). We are now defining the procedures with the agency in charge for conference organization, we will let you know soon.

I hope you will understand this decision, and I really apologize for all possible inconveniences, but this is something we can not avoid!

We really hope to see all of you at GaN Marathon…2021!

We wish you all the best, in these difficult times

After the success of the first two editions (2016 and 2018), we are organizing a new exciting event on gallium nitride, the GaN Marathon 2020. The workshop will be held in Venice, Italy, from April 27 to April 29, 2020.

Several invited speakers from all over the world (see the list here) will discuss the latest advancements in GaN technology for microwave, mm-wave, 5G communications, power conversion, and optoelectronics (LEDs and lasers). Several talks (back-to-back, as in a marathon) will be given, the discussion will be favoured by frequent breaks and social lunches/dinners.

Attendees returning from the GaN Marathon will have a deeper knowledge on GaN technology and related advantages. Attend this unique event, and play a role in the GaN revolution!

GaN Marathon is by nature a workshop, so the number of available seats will be limited (first come, first serve). The last editions of the GaN Marathon were fully booked: we strongly recommend to register in advance, and to start choosing your hotel right now.

Editions

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Plenary speakers

Invited speakers

Conference partners

Location

S. Marco, 2847, 30124 Venezia VE

Dates

April 27-29, 2020

Email

gan@dei.unipd.it