Expression of Interest: Host the 2026 ISCN Conference

We are inviting members to submit an expression of interest to host the 2026 ISCN conference. Submissions due Friday, September 20, 2024.

Host Requirements

  • ISCN member
  • Commitment from senior leadership of the institution to host the conference
  • Institution has experience in hosting an international conference (of 100-150 people or larger)
  • Identified coordinator who is responsible for conference planning and management
  • Support team with financial and in-kind resources necessary to manage the conference process


  • A representative of the university has attended an ISCN conference
  • A senior university leader who will act as conference chair
  • Venues and facilities that exemplify sustainability principles and design
  • A plan to incorporate innovative conference design and delivery methods

Roles and Responsibilities (to be confirmed with the selected host)

ISCN is responsible for:

  • Overall conference planning framework
  • Website
  • Registration
  • Main program development
  • Budget

Conference hosts are responsible for:

  • Venues
  • Catering
  • Planning local tours and events
  • Cultural programming
  • Transportation (if required)
  • Audio visual and IT support
  • Other logistics

ISCN and hosts to collaborate on:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Sponsorships
  • Session design
  • Engagement with external partners

Process and Timeline

September: Submission deadline

  • Review and evaluation by ISCN Secretariat (clarification requested as needed)
  • Shortlist candidates for more detailed discussion

November: Final decision by ISCN Board
December: Conference Host for 2026 announced

January: Conference planning kickoff and timeline with key milestones confirmed

June: 18th ISCN Conference


EOI Submission

If interested, please complete the Expression of Interest form by no later than Friday, September 20, 2024.