For the second consecutive year, the Austrian Curatorship for Alpine Safety (Österreichisches Kuratorium für alpine Sicherheit) has to suspend the Alpinmesse in Innsbruck due to lack of predictability of the pandemic situation. However, based on the current state of knowledge, the organizers assume that it will be possible to hold an Alpine Forum as a purely technical conference this fall, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, on the premises of Messe Innsbruck. The symposium will focus on current information and the exchange of ideas on alpine safety and prevention in the mountains. More information will soon be available on