Call for proposals to host the 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES 19)

The International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) is held every three years. The 18th ICWES (ICWES18) will occur in September 2020 in Coventry, UK. Therefore, INWES is seeking competitive proposals to host ICWES19 in the fall of 2023.

Proposals must provide enough information to assess, for example, the feasibility of the location for hosting a conference; the potential to obtain support and sponsorships to reduce registration fees; also the capacity to host the INWES Board Meetings before and after the conference. Proponents are asked to make sure that the items detailed below in the section called “Responsibilities of Conference Organisers” are well explained with information as to how the various responsibilities will be accomplished.

Proposals should be submitted vie e-mail to, Jung Sun Kim, Vice President Conferences or, Caroline Thoruwa, Secretary General, before November 30th, 2019, 11:59 EDT.


June 2019 Call for Proposals for ICWES19 issued.

August 31, 2019 Deadline for preliminary submission (see attachment 1).

November 30, 2019 Bids for ICWES19 submitted (no fixed format).

January 2020 Conference Committee makes recommendation to INWES Board.

February 2020 INWES Board votes on ICWES19.

March 2020 Announcement of ICWES19 host organization.

May 2020 The selected host organization should be prepared to present information about ICWES19 at ICWES18, in September, 2020 in Coventry, UK.

To obtain further information please refer to these documents