Expressions of Interest to Host 2013 ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Monday, February 20, 2012
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
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 8th ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, to
be held in November 2013. The ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Network will
decide on the host institution and location for the 2013 Asia Pacific Regional
Conference during its meeting at the ISTR Conference in Siena in July 2012.
ISTR Asia-Pacific Conferences
have been held in Thailand 1999, Japan 2001, China 2003, India 2005,
Philippines 2007, Taiwan 2009, and most recently in Indonesia 2011. 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. The host institution will need to have capacity for
engaging a range of
stakeholders from across the academic and practitioner spectrum within the host
local and regional fund-raising to generate the funds needed
to host the conference;
administrative support for the abstract review and
conference planning, logistics and implementation; and
financial reporting on the
conference to ISTR.
Members of the Asia-Pacific
ISTR Regional Network volunteer as the regional academic committee.
Wendy Earles is the ISTR Board contact person for preliminary expressions of
interest for the 2013 ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. Those
interested should send their expression of interest to Wendy at email@example.com, copying Margery Daniels
We look forward
to receiving expressions of interest addressing the key points raised in this
notice from any interested colleagues and institutions in the Asia-Pacific
region by April 30, 2012. ISTR Board
members located in the region will support bidders to make a presentation to
the Asia-Pacific Regional Network members in July 2012 in Siena.
Any members who
wish to express early interest in hosting the 2015 ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional
Conference are asked to also contact Wendy and Margery.