Administrative information


Attendance at the conference is by invitation only.

COVID-19 risk mitigation measures

Due to the pandemic, most of the ABCD 2020 will be hosted by Zoom.

The on-site ABCD 2020 with limited number of guests will take place in the conference centre of the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, 33 Liivalaia street, Tallinn.

ABCD 2020 guests are kindly asked to undergo COVID-19 testing and expected to e-mail written confirmation about the negative test result before travelling to Estonia to abcd[at]

The required negative COVID-19 test should not be older than 72 hours when entering Estonia.

ABCD 2020 organising staff recommends all guests to acquaint themselves with the health and safety protocol introduced by the hotel to minimise risks related to COVID-19.

In cooperation with the hotel, ICDS will ensure that sufficient masks and disinfectants are available for all participants for the duration of the conference.

Guests are requested to wear masks at all times during the conference, except in the restaurant area. Participants are further requested to keep a suitable distance from others whenever possible. Seating in the conference and meeting rooms will be arranged to ensure increased physical distance.

It is recommended to install the HOIA mobile app that will notify you if you have been in close contact with an infected person during the stay in Estonia.

Conference proceedings

The conference language is English. Participants are free to use the information received in Sessions 1-3, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. We ask you to respect this approach during and after the conference in all forms of your communication, as it is in our common interest to facilitate a trusted environment for open and candid exchange of opinions during the conference.

Social media

The ICDS will conduct social media outreach, and encourages the guests to do the same (Facebook @ICDS.Tallinn and Twitter @ICDS_Tallinn). The conference hashtag is #abcdtallinn2020. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Travel arrangements

Conference guests are expected to cover their own travel costs and make local transportation arrangements.


Registered conference guests will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Recommended hotels:

Dress code

Dress code throughout the on-site event is civilian business attire or service dress.


All enquiries about the conference programme and logistics can be made by writing to abcd[at]
For media enquiries, please contact media[at]