ICON·S | The International Society of Public Law invites expressions of interest to host the ICON·S Annual Conference in future years.
What to Include in an Expression of Interest
- Prospective hosts are asked to identify the year and tentative dates in which they propose to hold the program, recognizing that ICON·S has traditionally held its Annual Conference in June or July.
- All hosts must commit to ensuring there is the capacity to host a certain number of hybrid and fully virtual panels, as part of the Conference. Priority will be given in allocating such panels to those unable to attend in person for visa, cost, or family reasons, but all members can apply to form or be part of such a panel – including in order to promote compliance with the Society’s Carbon Neutral policy.
- The Executive Committee and General Council of ICON·S take this occasion to note that ultimately a number of factors must be weighted in deciding where to locate a particular conference, including questions of geography, institutional capacity, substantive focus, and alignment with broader ICON·S strategic priorities.
Following an initial evaluation of expressions of interest, prospective hosts may be invited by the Executive Committee of ICON·S to submit a more formal proposal. Details about what should appear in the formal proposal will be made available at that time.
Wherever possible, institutions that submit an expression of interest but are unsuccessful in their application may be assisted in hosting a national or regional meeting of ICON·S (via modest financial and organizational support, as well as publicity on the I·CONnect Blog).