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—> All scheduled people-gathering-in-a-physical-location events are of course subject to what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update details here as soon as we know them.

November and December 2020. (exact dates TBA) Ig Informal Lectures (WEBCASTS)—Details, TBA. The new Ig Nobel Prize winners each briefly explain what they did, and why they did it. We will release these, one at a time, in November and December on www.improbable.com
November 27, 2020, Friday. Science Friday—Public radio— Broadcast of highlights from this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, with discussion by Ira Flatow and Marc Abrahams. Check your local station for the time, or listen online at the SciFri web site. In most cities (and online) the Ig will be in hour 2 of the two-hour SciFri broadcast, but in some cities it will be in hour 1.
December 3, 2020, Thursday, 5 pm. Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, USA—Marc Abrahams will discuss Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes, teledistantly.
December 9, 2020, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Café Scientifique, Muret, France USA—Marc Abrahams will be part of a discussion about the Ig Nobel Prizes, teledistantly. [Free, but you must register in advance]
January 11, 2021, Monday, 6 pm. Intersci, Edinburgh, Scotland— Details TBA
January, 2021. (Exact date/time TBA) Arisia, Boston, Massachusetts, USA—Dramatic readings from Improbable Research studies. Details TBA
February 22, 2021, Monday. Israel Physics Society (IPS) Conference , Israel—Marc Abrahams will give the closing talk, teledistantly, about Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.
September, 2021 (exact date TBA) The 31st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony—Details TBA.
Some time, 2021 2021 Ig Nobel Euro (and Brexitannia) Tour—The 2021 tour will—pandemic permitting—include many events that were postponed (because the pandemic was not permitting) in the truncated 2020 tour. Details TBA.
Some time, 2021 Ig Nobel Exhibition, and other events, Japan—Pandemic permitting, these events (originally scheduled for 2020) will happen some time in the fall. Details TBA.

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