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Call for Proposals to Host Future International Conferences of ISTR

Thursday, January 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The International Society for Third Sector Research seeks proposals from institutions and colleagues around the world to organize and host future ISTR International Conferences, beginning in 2020 and every two years thereafter.

ISTR International Conferences are held every two years and have recently been held in Istanbul (2010), Siena (2012), Muenster (2014).  The 2016 Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden and the 2018 Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Hosting an ISTR International Conference provides an opportunity for strategic engagement of academic institutions, civil society organizations, funders, government agencies and others in the host city, country and beyond.

Hosting an ISTR International Conference requires the identification of a committed host institution and/or individuals that can mobilize widespread support from academic, civil society and other institutions, access financial support from local private and public funders to generate funds needed to host the conference, and be able to provide logistical support for the society and related activities.  

The Board of Directors has a particular interest in receiving proposals from regions of the world where the conference has not had a meeting in the last eight years.  We seek proposals that provide information on potential conference sites; hosts and supporting organizations; financial resources already available or that can be raised; logistical arrangements; visa restrictions (if any); and any other information relevant to hosting a major international scholarly conference.

Please contact ISTR Executive Director, Margery Daniels, at with proposals, expressions of interest, and with any questions about this process by February 29, 2016.

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