As the usual annual international congress had to be cancelled because of COVID-19, the first-ever virtual international congress was held in August 2020.  Various sessions were held during the day for a whole week.  This was a great demonstration of the use of Esperanto with Esperanto-speakers participating from across the world with discussions in Esperanto on a range of topics including literature, sport, local activities, science, and many other topics.

The next annual international congress is due to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in July 2021.