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Host an ISPCAN International Congress

Bring our prestigious International Congress to YOUR region. UNITE professionals worldwide working to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect to share ideas which inspire new thinking and innovation to END VIOLENCE against children in your region.

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

GATHER World-Renowned Experts

Share global perspectives

Link local efforts to global initiatives

Teach best practices

Inspire political will and commitment to change

3 Full Days of LEARNING

Young Professionals/Emerging Leaders Forum

Core Competency Skill Building Courses for emerging professionals

Member and Partner Networking

HOST 250-1,500 Delegates

Over 50 Countries represented

Generate $1.2M in tourism revenue

Build a safety net for child abuse prevention in your community

Improve your entire system of child protection


RED: Closed for bids
GREEN: Open for bids

EOI:  Expression of Interest

Middle East 2020       Europe 2020
Australia/ Asia Pacific 2020

EOI Due by: Jan 1, 2019

Bid Due: Jan. 30, 2019


EOI Due: May 1, 2019

Bid Due: May 30, 2019


EOI Due: Sept 1, 2019

Bid Due: Sept 30, 2019


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



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

Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 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 (Bolivarian Republic of)

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, Viet Nam.

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 (Islamic Republic of), 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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A committed local partnership is essential for a successful ISPCAN International Congress. Local child protection organizations partner with ISPCAN and the regional Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus to share joint responsibility for the scientific and business aspects of the Congress.

Local 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. The local organization manages the program development and scientific aspects and can choose to hire a destination management company for onsite logistics or manage this aspect themselves.

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

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ISPCAN receives multiple bids for each Congress and it is a competitive, yet consultative process. ISPCAN is dedicated to providing support, feedback, and assistance every step of the way to prepare your strongest bid possible. Strong, successful bids not selected for their first choice of dates will be offered alternative dates for their Congress.

Step 1

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Expression of Interest Form

Review period

ISPCAN will review the EOI and notify of acceptance or need for more information within 1 week.

Upon acceptance of the EOI, a full bid proposal and budget will be requested.

Step 2

Download Request for Proposal


Download Budget Template

Submit your bid and budget to ISPCAN

Review period

ISPCAN will review your bid and budget and notify within 30 days of whether you have been awarded:

  • first choice of congress dates
  • congress for an alternate date
  • ISPCAN as a scientific sponsor
  • Deferred status: more work is needed to bring forward a strong bid (specific feedback will be given)


Step 3

Review Conference Manual and begin pre-planning

Conference Manual

Site visit will be scheduled, contracts and pre-work to be completed.  Congress planning begins 10 months prior to the event.

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To learn more, please request to schedule call with us to review the process so we can help you every step of the way.  Please use the ISPCAN bid template and include all proposal requirements.

Submit the final proposal and completed budget template to Pragathi Tummala, Executive Director, at [email protected].

For general questions or inquiries, please email Abby Sweeney, Global Marketing and Conference Manager, at [email protected]