The 50th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium (50 WCARS) is the leading forum for the discussion of research and practice into the application of technology to auditing and reporting. The theme for this year is The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Accounting and Auditing, a topic that is front of mind of leaders in the profession today. The coronavirus poses one of the greatest challenges to the accounting profession in its history. It prompted the overnight adoption of technologies and remote work practices that might otherwise have taken years. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for all stakeholders, be it accounting customers, regulators, the Big-4 and regional accounting firms, internal auditors, and technology vendors to share experiences, best practices and emerging technologies.Given the constraints under which we all operate at present, the conference this year will be entirely online. We intend to make that constraint an asset by having invited speakers who would otherwise be unable to attend in person, making this, the landmark 50th edition of the conference, a truly unique occasion. In order to maintain the exclusivity of the event, this year’s conference will be available online only to registered attendees.As usual, a heavy demand for the conference is expected. You are urged to register before the early registration deadline of October 31, 2020.