We would like to inform you that the board of the Dutch HRM Network has made the difficult decision to postpone the 12th Biennial International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network by one year. That means the Conference will be scheduled for November 2022.

As you may know, the Conference was originally scheduled to take place in November this year at the University of Twente in Enschede. However, the enduring Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that governments have imposed raise doubts about whether we can have a conference that sustains our tradition of live networking, festive atmosphere, and exchange of ideas. We particularly value the energy and enthusiasm of conference participants in both paper sessions and networking activities. Continuing with the original date – November this year – would bring the risk of not being able to welcome everyone in person.

Therefore, instead of having another fully online conference, the board has decided to organize the 12th Biennial International Conference one year later – with the firm hope and desire that we can meet each other again and keep the spirit of the Dutch HRM Conference alive.

Of course, this is disappointing message, but we prefer to provide clarity now and choose for the option that increases the chances of reconnecting with each other in person. Together with pHResh we are developing plans to organize a workshop for PhD students as an alternative for the scheduled doctoral consortium which always precedes our conference.

We hope to provide more details about this in the coming months. Information about the 2022 Conference will be provided in the second half of this year.

In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and healthy,
Board of the Dutch HRM Network.