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December 27, 2017

ISQOLS International Conference Proposal to Host

The Conference Committee of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) invites interested organizations to submit a proposal for hosting future ISQOLS Conferences. Hosting the conference can provide considerable exposure regarding quality of life in the area. Further, holding the conference can provide an economic stimulus to the area as well as opportunities to gain recognition for the sponsoring organization.


Proposal and Application

ISQOLS Conference Description:

ISQOLS conferences typically attract about 300-400 attendees, and the conference is held over a three-day period (four days including the pre-conference workshops) 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.

Conference Host Selection Process:

The conference selection is a two-part process. First, an interested local host committee should submit a proposal via the application below.

Next, the committee will invite complete proposals from groups who make especially strong proposals. It is crucial that ISQOLS conferences be self-supporting, held in a site with easy or low-cost air access, affordable housing options, and meeting space with minimal costs. Because the costs should be kept low, we encourage submissions from host organizations partnering with universities or other institutions where low or no cost meeting space and affordable housing options are available. After completed proposals are received, the committee will negotiate a memorandum of agreement detailing conference specifics with the host organization.

After the Executive Committee selects the proposal, we will finalize details and clearly outline responsibilities for the organizing committee. Please submit proposals by January 30th, 2018. The intent is to rotate through the major regions – Europe, North America, Asia, and South America or Africa – on a regular basis. Our intent is to have a three-year schedule of conferences identified for ISQOLS.

  • 2019- Granada, Spain
  • 2020- Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2021- Available, Deadline for submission is January 30, 2018
  • 2022- Available, Deadline for submission is January 30, 2019

All interested organizations should examine the “Guidelines for Hosting the ISQOLS  Conference” document provided. We invite and encourage your submission!



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