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HOSTING AN ISQOLS CONFERENCE

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) aims to promote research on quality of life, well-being and happiness, as well as to provide evidence-based support for designing and implementing well-being policies. Annual conferences constitute a central instrument in attaining the Society’s goals. ISQOLS looks for organizing highly productive but friendly and relaxed conferences that allow for scholars and practitioners to enrich their own research and practices by meeting and exchanging ideas, findings, and experiences. ISQOLS conference participants usually come from all corners of the world and from many disciplines.

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. 

ISQOLS Conference Description:

ISQOLS conferences typically attract about 350-500 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.

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. The preferred dates of the conference should be between June and September, to avoid overlapping with other relate QOL conferences.

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. 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.


Call for Proposals To Host ISQOLS Conference:  2025, 2026

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. 

Application Deadline for proposals to host conferences for 2025-2026 is June 30th, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed at the 2022 conference by the Board of Directors/Executive Committee. Decisions will be announced by September 2022

Click below to download application: 

ISQOLS-Call-for-Proposals-for-Conference-Hosts Application.docx

Please contact office@isqols.org to request the conference guide and sample application materials. 


The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)

Email:

office@isqols.org

Address:

ISQOLS

P.O. Box 118

Gilbert, AZ 85299

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