The call for organizers was open until 30 April 2012. The ICA received the following six bids to host the International Cartographic Conference in 2017 (in alphabetical order):
- Czech Republic, Prague
- Ireland, Dublin
- Italy, Florence
- Slovenia, Ljubljana
- Spain, Valencia (the bid is not valid: due to the lack of approval of the ICA national member)
- USA, Washington D.C.
Many thanks to all applicants for their willingness to host the ICC2017. Their effort and time spent on preparing the bids is highly appreciated. The decision for Washington, D.C. was made by the executive committee in summer 2012.