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Choosing a Host City

Choosing a Host City


The call for expressions of interest from potential Congress hosts for 2018-2021 is now closed. The next call for expressions of interest will be announced on September 9, 2019.

View the list of upcoming congress locations


ISPA holds two Congresses annually, one every January in New York City and a second International Congress in a different area of the world. Recent International Congress locations include Malmö, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark (2015), Melbourne, Australia (2016), Montréal, Canada (2017), and Leeuwarden-Friesland, Netherlands (2018). View the list of past congresses

Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

Who Should Submit an Expression of Interest?

The congress locations tend to rotate around the globe and expressions of interest from all regions are welcome. In soliciting international congress locations ISPA initially requests a Letter of Interest (LOI). The LOI is reviewed by ISPA's Program Committee (a standing committee of the Board) and a recommendation is made to the Board of Directors.