[Neutron] Call for bids to host SAS 2021

Daniel Clemens clemens at helmholtz-berlin.de
Thu Jan 15 16:29:10 CET 2015

SAS2021 Host Site Bid Solicitation Notice:

A message from the IUCr Commission on Small-Angle Scattering:

Dear Small-Angle Scatterers,

The Commission on Small-Angle Scattering of the International Union of
(http://www.iucr.org/iucr/commissions/small-angle-scattering) hereby
solicits applications from scientific institutions to host a forthcoming
International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021.

Those who wish to organize the SAS2021 conference are kindly asked to
submit a bid through the link on the SAS2015 website

After the deadline all bids will be made available online for viewing
and discussion by the Community.  Discussion through the SAS listserver
will also be possible.

Further discussion will then take place at the SAS2015 Conference,
followed by a public vote of the registered participants.  This
discussion and the results of the vote will be taken as a recommendation
to an evaluation board, which will award the conference.

The evaluation board will comprise:
•    the Chairpersons of the previous three SAS Conference Organizing
Committees (SAS-20012, SAS-2015 and SAS-2018),
•    three recognized and substantially engaged conference experts from
the SAS community, and
•    three members of the IUCr SAS Commission.

Those interested in submitting bids are invited to post them as soon as
possible, but not later than midnight, July 1st, 2015, Greenwich Mean Time.


Completed applications should be submitted via email to:

Daniel Clemens (clemens at helmholtz-berlin.de)
Email subject 'SAS2021 host bid nomination'

By post:

Daniel Clemens
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin

The Commission hopes that this procedure will ensure long-term planning
of the conferences, taking into account geographical balance, whilst at
the same time being open, thorough and fair.  In this connection, all
are reminded that SAS2006 took place in Kyoto, Japan, SAS2009 took place
in Oxford, UK, SAS2012 took place in Sydney, Australia, SAS2015 will be
in Berlin, Germany, and SAS2018 will be at the Grand Traverse Resort and
Spa on the Shores of Lake Michigan, USA.


SAS2021 Conference Site Bid Criteria:

Bidders will be expected to provide:

•    the proposed date(s) for the Conference

•    a motivation for wanting to host the Conference

•    the names of the members of the Local Organizing Committee (the
Chairperson(s) should be indicated)

•    the name(s) of the Chairperson(s) of the Scientific Program Committee

•    evidence of previous successful conference organization

•    details of any special scientific sessions or initiatives that are

•    details of any local initiatives or legislation that may promote
(e.g., scientific or cultural exchange agreements) or hinder (e.g., visa
restrictions, travel embargoes) the attendance of delegates from various
parts of the world

•    details of the proposed venue and its infrastructure  (which must
be capable of seating 350 delegates in Plenary sessions and provide for
multiple parallel sessions, poster sessions, and a commercial exhibition)

•    a representative picture of, or a link to the website for, the venue

•    details of the convenience of delegate travel to and from the venue

•    details of the capacity, cost and distance of delegate
accommodation (a range of accommodation is preferred)

•    a projection of the standard delegate registration fee and details
of what it will cover

•    details of support for students, young scientists, and scientists
from under-privileged countries

•    details of the likely climatic conditions at the venue on those dates

•    details of local tourist attractions and possible extra-curricular
social engagements

kind regards,

Jill Trewhella,
Chair, IUCr Small-Angle Scattering Commission

  Dr. Daniel Clemens
  Gruppe Kolloidphysik
  Institut für weiche Materie und funktionale Materialien (EM-ISFM)

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