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SAS2021 Conference Site Bid Criteria:

Bidders will be expected to provide:

  • the proposed date(s) for the Conference 
  • a motivation for wanting to host the Conference
  • the names of the members of the Local Organizing Committee (the Chairperson(s) should be indicated)
  • the name(s) of the Chairperson(s) of the Scientific Program Committee
  • evidence of previous successful conference organization
  • details of any special scientific sessions or initiatives that are proposed
  • details of any local initiatives or legislation that may promote (e.g., scientific or cultural exchange agreements) or hinder (e.g., visa restrictions, travel embargoes) the attendance of delegates from various parts of the world
  • details of the proposed venue and its infrastructure (which must be capable of seating 350 delegates in Plenary sessions and provide for multiple parallel sessions, poster sessions, and a commercial exhibition)
  • a representative picture of, or a link to the website for, the venue
  • details of the convenience of delegate travel to and from the venue
  • details of the capacity, cost and distance of delegate accommodation (a range of accommodation is preferred)
  • a projection of the standard delegate registration fee and details of what it will cover
  • details of support for students, young scientists, and scientists from under-privileged countries
  • details of the likely climatic conditions at the venue on those dates
  • details of local tourist attractions and possible extra-curricular social engagements

kind regards,

Jill Trewhella,
Chair, IUCr Small-Angle Scattering Commission