13th Conference of the IAGS, June/July 2017: Call for Site Proposals

CALL FOR SITE PROPOSALS
SITES FOR THE 13TH CONFERENCE OF
 THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GENOCIDE SCHOLARS
June/July 2017
Deadline for site proposals: March 16th, 2015

The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) is soliciting proposals for local hosts and venues for our thirteenth conference to be held during June or July of 2017. Recent conferences have been held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2001); the Irish Human Rights Centre of the National University of Ireland, Galway (2003); Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (2005); University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo (2007); George Mason University, Fairfax (2009); UNTREF, Buenos Aires (2011); University of Siena, Siena (2013); University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2014); and the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute, Yerevan (2015). IAGS conferences typically feature several plenary sessions, keynote speakers, as well as concurrent thematic panels where approximately 200 papers have been presented. Proposals should contain the following information:

  1. Brief description of proposed host institution and name, telephone number, and e-mail address of contact person(s).
  2. Available accommodations for conference participants (should include cost of rooms and distance of hotel/dormitory from meeting site).
  3. Provision for meeting rooms for plenary sessions (for at least 200 participants) and for individual panels (for as many as 50 or more participants). A map of meeting rooms including capacity for each and proximity to each other and to places of lodging and meals should be sent to Dr. Andrew Woolford, whose contact information is listed at the end of this announcement.
  4. Availability of audio-visual resources, including: microphones (stand-alone and wireless), overhead transparency projectors, computers, data projectors, etc.
  5. Availability of simultaneous translation (from English to any locally spoken language and vice versa)
  6. Capacity to organize banquet services, meals, and coffee breaks.
  7. Capacity to prepare conference materials (program schedule, hand-outs, and conference gifts, such as pens, bags, etc)
  8. Capacity to coordinate or facilitate communication with presenters (proposal acceptance, bio, title, papers, etc), local publishers or museums (book sales, book exhibit, etc), potential advertisers, and with the IAGS website manager.
  9. Ability of host institution to provide partial or complete subvention of:
    a. Expenses and honoraria for keynote speakers
    b. Meals and coffee breaks
    c. Housing (especially for students, participants from developing countries, and 
participants whose institutions cannot pay their travel, meeting and lodging expenses)
  10. Ability of host institution to provide complete subvention for provision of meeting rooms, audio-visual resources, and translation (if organized)
  11. Estimated cost of current round-trip air travel (economy) between proposed conference site and the following cities: New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Sarajevo, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Yerevan, Baghdad, Dhaka, Phnom Penh, Sydney, Kigali, Lagos, and Nairobi.
  12. Organization of opportunities for associated sightseeing excursions, commemorative events, etc.
  13. Any special reasons why the conference should be held in the proposed location.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Andrew Woolford,
Second Vice-President
Department of Sociology

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3T 2N2

Andrew.Woolford@umanitoba.ca
ph: 204.474.6058

fax: 204.261.1216

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PROPOSALS IS 16 MARCH 2015.