tl;dr Please sign a petition to change the venue of the World Finals and organize them as soon as possible.
Dear fellow ICPC World Finals contestants and supporters,
As you all know, the ICPC WF event is being rescheduled. It will happen very late, as they plan to announce the date in January, half a year later than when it would happen in pre-pandemic times. Happening in late Q1, it will most probably collide with next year's regional contests, making it difficult both for people who want to take part again with a new team and for people who finished competing and often have jobs or other responsibilities.
In the mail, ICPC organizers claimed they work with AASTMT to reschedule, which suggests they want to keep it in Egypt. As we all know, conflicts like the one in Gaza often last way longer than predicted, so we are at risk of even longer delays than stated by ICPC. If ICPC would instead find a new, safe venue, they could organize the World Finals event way faster without any risk of a subsequent reschedule. Our team created a petition to do that, hoping that if we get enough signatures, ICPC would take our opinion into account.
Here is the petition Please sign and share with your team/friends (it will take a minute of your time), as without your support the ICPC committee will simply disregard the idea (no guarantee they won't ignore it anyway, but it will look way worse if they do so).
Thank you all for your support!
UPDATE: We still need around 20 more signatures for the petition to look good, then my team will send it to the ICPC committee!
UPDATE 2: I forgot to update this post, but we sent the petition over a week ago. We still did not get any response, I'll let you know once we hear back from the organizers.