Expressions of Interest to Host 2015 ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Friday, January 31, 2014
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
of Interest to Host 2015 ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
The ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Network seeks
preliminary expressions of interest from colleagues and institutions throughout
the Asia-Pacific region to organize and host the 9th ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional
Conference, to be held in 2015. The ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Network
will decide on the host institution and location for the 2015 Asia Pacific
Regional Conference during its meeting at the ISTR Conference in Muenster in
ISTR Asia-Pacific Conferences have been held in
Thailand 1999, Japan 2001, China 2003, India 2005, Philippines 2007, Taiwan
2009, Indonesia 2011, and most recently in Korea in 2013. It is desirable that the opportunity to host
the conference be shared across this diverse region from north to south and
east to west. Hosting a conference provides an opportunity for strategic
engagement of stakeholders and promotion of the third sector within the host
nation and with its neighbours.
Hosting the conference requires in the first
instance the identification of an eager and committed host institution that can
access support from potential members of a local site committee. Members of the
Asia-Pacific Regional Network volunteer as the regional academic committee. The
host institution will need to have capacity for local and regional fund-raising
to generate the funds needed to host the conference and be able to provide
administrative support for the abstract review and programming process and for
conference planning and implementation.
The ISTR Secretariat will manage the registration
process. A regional website has been
launched at http://www.osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp/npocenter/ISTR/index.htm
and is hosted by Osaka University, Japan.
ISTR President, Wendy Earles, is the ISTR Board
contact person for expressions of interest on the ISTR 2015 Asia-Pacific
Regional Conference. Those interested should send their expression of
interest in the form of a letter to Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org, copying
Margery Daniels at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving detailed expressions of
interest from any interested colleagues and institutions in the Asia-Pacific
region by April 30, 2014.