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 $1.6M in tourism revenue

Build a safety net for child abuse prevention in your community

Improve your entire system of child protection


A committed local partnership is essential for a successful ISPCAN International Congress. Local child protection organizations partner with ISPCAN and the national 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.  ISPCAN does not provide this information as we are seeking to grow our network and this partnership must be strong between the convention bureau and the local host.

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 professional service.

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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: 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)

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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.


Comprehensive guidelines that outline how to become an ISPCAN partner and bring a congress to your region

Middle East 2020 (CLOSED)       Europe 2020                                       
Australia/ Asia Pacific 2020 (CLOSED)

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



Schedule call with us 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.

For general questions or inquiries, please email Pragathi Tummala, Executive Director ISPCAN, at [email protected]