10 December 2009

IAALD World Congress: Call for proposals

The IAALD Executive Committee invites expressions of interest from IAALD partners, members and associated groups to host the 14th World Congress, to be held in 2013, 2014 or 2015.

Please send your well-thought out and brief proposals by email to Toni.Greider@iaald.org to reach the Committee on or before 27 February 2010.

The Executive Committee will review proposals received and make a decision regarding the location of the next World Congress by April 15, 2010 to be announced in Montpellier, France at the 13th World Congress.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will consider at least the following criteria:
• estimated costs to hold the congress, and for participants to attend; including likelihood of sponsorships and income generation for IAALD;
• meeting facilities, logistics and accommodation options, including international access
• IAALD actual and potential membership base in the country/region and opportunities to strengthen this
• organisational commitment and capacities of the host institution(s)
• co-organising opportunities with IAALD partners and allies.

Please include the conference year you are applying for; name and complete address of the bidding organisation (including the name of a contact person); the proposed theme and dates of the Congress; a brief description of the local organizing committee; a brief description of the proposed meeting site; potential sources of financial and sponsorship support for the Congress ,including the ability to sufficiently underwrite any losses that may be incurred during the Congress; translation services and language policy if needed; any special considerations deemed relevant to the local context.

Note: Recent World Congresses have been held in:

• 2010: France (website: http: //iaald2010.agropolis.fr)
• 2008: Japan (website: http://iaald-afita-wcca2008.org/)
• 2005: USA (website: http://www.ca.uky.edu/AIC/conf_home.htm)
• 2000: Senegal
• 1995: Australia
• 1990: Hungary
• 1985: Canada
• 1980: Philippines

For additional information contact Toni.Greider@iaald.org

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