The 34th IGC, postponed from 2020, concluded yesterday with a closing ceremony.  Over the five days, more than 600 papers were delivered in the online event, with authors from 75 different countries.  At its conclusion, the Congress flag was handed over by the chair of the local organizing committee and President of the Turkish Geographical Society to IGU Vice-President Nathalie Lemarchand, representing the LOC of the Extraordinary International Geographical Congress that will take place in Paris next year in celebration of the IGU Centennial.  The Istanbul virtual event, which also hosted the IGU General Assembly, was a resounding success thanks to the tireless efforts of the local organizers, ably chaired by IGU Vice-President Barbaros Gonencgil.  The engine room of the Congress, at the University of Istanbul, was staffed by a team of volunteers and representatives of Dekon, the company employed to coordinate operations.  Congratulations to all who made this such a wonderful virtual experience!