February 28,2020

Dear Speakers and Participants of the 23rd WOC,


Due to concerns of spreading the COVID-19 and the health of all participants, as well as to comply with the national health emergency policy that discourages large gatherings, the City of Taichung has announced the postponement of the 23rd WOC.  It is likely to be resumed in the last quarter of 2020.  The announcement is attached.


We apologize for any inconvenience and loss this postponement may bring to you. If you would be interested in coming to Taiwan for the WOC later in the year, you may consider postponing your airline ticket to keep its value, instead of paying a penalty to cancel it. If you made hotel reservation, please remember to cancel it. We definitely will have some follow up for you in the next week or weeks. Thank you for your understanding of this unforeseen difficulty.


Letter to Attendees