Call for proposals to host the 20th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES20)

The International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) is held every three years. The 19th ICWES (ICWES19) will occur in September 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. Therefore, INWES is seeking competitive proposals to host ICWES20 in the fall of 2026.

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.

If more than one proposal is received, the INWES Conference Committee will evaluate the proposals on the criteria outlined below and then make a recommendation to the INWES Board of Directors who will make the final decision. INWES Director(s) directly associated with a proposal will not be allowed to vote due to a potential of conflict of interest. Once the decision is made, within the next two months, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be developed and signed between the organisers and INWES to define the activities and the responsibilities of each party.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to (cc to in attention to Georgia Kremmyda, Vice President Conferences, by Monday 5 December 2022, 23:59 EDT. Use as email subject: ICWES20 bid.

For more information, please check the following files.

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