SPARK Innovation

Improve regional systems of child protection

Create a legacy of support for local children and professionals

Build a world free of all violence against children

Collaborate with professionals across the globe

GATHER World-Renowned Experts

Share global perspectives

Link local efforts to global initiatives

Teach best practices

Inspire political will and commitment to change

Earn continuing education for professional certifications

3 Full Days of LEARNING

Young Professionals/Emerging Leaders Forum

Core Competency Skill Building Courses for emerging professionals

Meet the Expert Sessions & Tours of local treatment centers

Legacy of child protection for the community

HOST 250-1,500 Delegates

Over 50 Countries represented

Generate $1.6M in tourism revenue

Build a safety net for child abuse prevention in your community

Improve your entire system of child protection




Local Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Organization: The local organization may be an association, NGO, hospital, non-profit, business, ministry, institute, agency, university, university department of medicine, psychology, psychiatry, social work, law, or criminal justice or another organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect.

Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau assist with business aspects such as sponsorship, business and community engagement, marketing, budgeting, PCO selection, logistical matters, and assisting with the preparation of the expression of interest and bid proposal.

PCO: Professional Conference Organizers can be the third partner in this local partnership.  Sometimes they assume liability and profit in the financial model, or they may also be hired as a destination management service to manage onsite logistics.

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ISPCAN rotates Congresses in every region every two years.  Europe is the only location which is annual.

NORTH + SOUTH + CENTRAL AMERICAS: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

AUSTRALIA + ASIA:  Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

EUROPE + RUSSIA: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.

MIDDLE EAST + NORTH AFRICA: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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Americas 2021 Europe 2021 Sub-Saharan Africa 2021

EOI Due: Jan. 1, 2020

Bid Due: Jan. 30 2020


EOI Due: May 1, 2020

Bid Due: May 30, 2020


EOI Due Sept 1, 2020

Bid Due: Sept 30, 2020

Middle East 2022 Europe 2022
Australia/ Asia Pacific 2022

EOI Due by: Jan 1, 2021

Bid Due: Jan. 30, 2021


EOI Due: May 1, 2021

Bid Due: May 30, 2021


EOI Due: Sept 1, 2021

Bid Due: Sept 30, 2021

Americas 2023 Europe 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa 2023

EOI Due: Jan. 1, 2022

Bid Due: Jan. 30 2022


EOI Due: May 1, 2022

Bid Due: May 30, 2022


EOI Due Sept 1, 2022

Bid Due: Sept 30, 2022

Middle East 2024 Europe 2024
Australia/ Asia Pacific 2024

EOI Due by: Jan 1, 2023

Bid Due: Jan. 30, 2023


EOI Due: May 1, 2023

Bid Due: May 30, 2023


EOI Due: Sept 1, 2023

Bid Due: Sept 30, 2023

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ISPCAN receives multiple bids for each Congress and it is a competitive, yet consultative process. Strong bids not selected for their first choice of dates will be offered alternative dates.

Step 1: Review RFP

Download Request for Proposal

Step 2: Expression of Interest (EOI)

Online EOI Form


Step 3: Review period

After an EOI is accepted: a full bid or more information will be requested within 30 days.

Step 4: ISPCAN Budget Template

Download Budget Template

Step 5: Submit Bid Proposal with all RFP Required elements


Budget in ISPCAN template

Step 6: Review period

After Congress committee review: Additional clarifications / modifications may be requested, or a date will be awarded for the bid.

Step 7: Decision (in 2-3 weeks)

Dates awarded or Feedback on Improvements needed

Contract Finalized & Site Visit

Congress Planning Timeline
ISPCAN Congress Manual
Site Visit Guidance
RFP For Professional Congress Organizer
ISPCAN Sponsorship Prospectus for Fundraising
Partner Task Overview
Sample Congress Program Outline (5 tracks)


Schedule call with us at [email protected] to review the process so we can help you every step of the way.  Please use the ISPCAN online bid template and include all proposal requirements.  You can edit the online form until the time of submission.

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