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February 9, 2015

ISQOLS Call for Proposals for Hosting the 2016 Conference

ISQOLS Call for Proposals for Hosting the 2016 Conference

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, a nonprofit professional society, is seeking proposals for hosting the 2016 Conference. Typically we have about 300 attendees, and the conference is held over a three-day period and includes an opening session and reception, multiple sessions in which attendees present their research, a keynote luncheon, and a closing awards dinner. We strive to keep registration fees affordable yet we also must realize revenue from the conferences to support ISQOLS as a nonprofit scholarly society.

ISQOLS retains intellectual ownership of conferences, determines themes, sessions, and oversees the process of session and paper proposals. This can be done in conjunction with the organizing committee that is composed of the local partner and the ISQOLS President, Treasurer, Executive Director and VP of Programs along with selected other members as needed. Organizational matters can be handled in a partnership arrangement with the local organizer to secure venues and ISQOLS to assume financial responsibility unless other arrangements are made with the partner. Sponsorships are always needed, and the organizing committee should help secure these. ISQOLS will coordinate with the conference committee on items such as ensuring conference proceedings are provided, along with any special publications, and marketing of the event.


We invite you to consider this exciting opportunity to host an ISQOLS conference in your community. Please send the following information to be considered by the ISQOLS Executive Committee:

  • Proposed dates of conferences (typically this is anytime from September through November)
  • Venues for hosting the conference (often at universities but not always, we can host at a hotel if cost effective)
  • Suggested conference theme (note this will be decided in conjunction with the conference committee) and any ideas for major speakers (along with sponsorship as needed)
  • Brief overview of the host city and university
  • Proposed accommodation venues
  • Ideas for potential sponsorship, particularly of the opening session and reception, or awards dinner and any other events during the conference
  • Any other suggestions or ideas for implementing a successful conference are welcome including scholarships, or potential exhibitors for increasing revenues and interest in the conference.


After the Executive Committee selects the proposal, we will finalize details and clearly outline responsibilities for the organizing committee. Please submit proposals by March 15th, 2015. Our intent is to have a three-year schedule of conferences identified for ISQOLS.

2015 – Phoenix, USA
2016 -  Available
2017 -  Innsbruck, Austria

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to discussing this opportunity with you.


Rhonda Phillips
President, ISQOLS

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