Dear colleagues, due to COVID-19 the last few months were rather hectic for the entire World community. Our Association was also affected. For one, we had to cancel TRIZfest-2020 due to travel and accommodations restrictions. As you know, the next MATRIZ conference takes place in May 2021. Normally, the XII MATRIZ Congress would take place in 2021 as well. Due to many logistical and procedural issues, the MATRIZ Presidium made a decision to hold XII MATRIZ Congress in 2022 at a yet to be determined location.