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Choosing a Host CityAre you interested in hosting an International ISPA Congress? ISPA is now accepting expressions of interest from potential Congress hosts for 2018 and beyond. Proposals will be accepted through March 18, 2016. Learn more about how to submit an expression of interest below.


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 Seoul, South Korea (2012), Wrocław, Poland (2013) and Bogotá, Colombia (2014). Upcoming International Congresses include Malmö, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark (2015), Melbourne, Australia (2016) and Montreal, Canada (2017). 

Who Should Submit an Expression of Interest?

The Congress locations tend to rotate around the globe but 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.

Information Packet

Download a complete information packet (PDF) which includes detailed instructions on how to submit a LOI, what factors will be considered in reviewing your proposal, a list of past Congress hosts, and an example host agreement.


Please prepare your expression of interest and forward it to David Baile, Chief Executive Officer, at no later than March 18, 2016 at 17:00 EDT.


Please contact David Baile at

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