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Host an Upcoming Congress or Conference

ISPCAN holds two major types of events: Regional Conferences and Global Congresses. The bid process and general format is the same for both. Global Congresses are larger events for 1000 delegates or more, and held bi-annually in the even numbered years (2016, 2018, etc.) and target CAN professionals from around the world. Regional Conferences are for 200-400 delegates mainly focusing on a particular area (Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, North/South/Central America, or Australia) and are held more often.  There may be multiple regions hosting conferences during those years. 


We hope that you will consider cohosting one of these events in your country!


Bid Process:  All conferences and congresses require that there be a local group willing to serve as the nucleus for a local organizing committee that ISPCAN will partner with to organize the event. This is the group that will officially submit the bid to host the event. This group is drawn from professionals in the child welfare community and may all come from one agency/organization or be drawn from a variety of government, academic, NGO, and other related groups.


The first step is to complete an Expression of Interest document and submit it to ISPCAN. The Expression of Interest will be reviewed by the Conference and Congress Committee, and they will decide whether to request a full bid. If a full bid is requested, the ISPCAN Conference Coordinator will work with you to assist you in developing the strongest bid possible and in developing a draft budget. The request for a bid does not constitute any type of acceptance of that bid as there may be multiple bid applications that are being voted on by the ISPCAN Council.


These events are partnerships with both sides deeply involved in the planning and execution. If you would like to host a regional conference or a global congress, please know that ISPCAN will be there to assist you throughout the process.


  • Download the Global Congress Expression of Interest form>>>


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