Call for letters of intent to host IASFM20 Conference in 2024

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the IASFM Executive Committee has postponed our IASFM18 conference in Accra, Ghana to July 2021. Consequently, we are also postponing the deadline for letters of intent to host the IASFM20 conference, to be held in 2024. The new deadline is still to be determined, but will not be until 2021.

Dear IASFM members and supporters,

We look forward to seeing many of you in July in Accra, Ghana for the IASFM18 conference. At our General Meeting in Ghana, we will hear updates on the IASFM19 conference from our hosts in Brazil, which will be held in 2022. At that time, we would also like to discuss bids for the IASFM20 conference, to be held in 2024.

On behalf of the IASFM Executive Committee, we invite you to submit a letter of intent if you are interested in hosting the 2024 meeting. Letters of intent are only a brief (2-3 page) expression of interest and should be submitted by April 17th, 2020 to Michele Millard at the IASFM Secretariat (mmillard@yorku.ca). Criteria to address in the letter of intent include: 

  • Proposed conference theme
  • Impact of forced migration issues in the region and on forced migration studies
  • Local scholars and partners whose expertise will be drawn upon
  • Member Access/visas
  • Inclusion of different stakeholders
  • Administrative capacity
  • Estimated budget 

The IASFM ExCom will review the letters and invite the most promising letters of intent to work with us in developing full proposals, with a submission deadline of June 30th, 2020.

The ExCom will review the full proposals, issue recommendations and, after their presentation at the General Meeting, will have the proposals available online for a vote by the full membership 

For questions about the process, or if you would like more information about what is typically involved in hosting an IASFM conference, please send an email to any of the following IASFM Executive Committee Officers:

Christina Clark-Kazak, President, cclarkka@uottawa.ca
Nasreen Chowdhory, Vice President, nchowdhory@gmail.com 
Idil Atak, Secretary, idil.atak@arts.ryerson.ca
Michele Millard, Secretariat, mmillard@yorku.ca

We look forward to working with you on selecting our venue for the IASFM conference in 2024!