INVITATION: Call for Bids to Host the XXV (2022) and XXVI (2024) IRT Meetings

Dear Members of IS3NA,

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in August at the XXIII IRT in San Diego. The XXIV IRT will be held in 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden and hosted by Roger Stromberg.

It is now time to consider the sites for the IRT meetings in 2022 and 2024, therefore we are opening the call for bids to all members to host the IRT either 4 or 6 years from now, as organizing the IRT requires much time and energy from the hosts to insure a well-run meeting. The IS3NA board will provide you with all necessary support to help organizing the meeting, as well as what to expect and the rules governing the IRT itself.

To submit a bid, please provide a brief description of the city where the meeting will take place, accommodations (including lecture hall, poster room, hotel accommodations, student accommodations, etc), how to reach the city (typical connecting cities via air and train) and, most importantly, the expected budget. Keep in mind it is important to try to keep the registration as low as possible, to enable many students to attend. In addition, the local hosts are expected to return some funds to the Society, as these funds pay for the travel awards for students and postdocs for the next IRT.

Please send your bid proposal to the president of IS3NA, Dr. Chris Meier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and to me in cc, Dr. Piet Herdewijn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by May 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards

Prof. Piet Herdewijn

On behalf of the IS3NA Board and the site selection committee.