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ICC 2023

Call for Organizers: 2023 International Cartographic Conference

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 31st International Cartographic Conference in 2023 (ICC2023).

According to the ICA Statutes “the time and place of the International Cartographic Conference between General Assemblies may be determined by the Executive Committee… The host nation shall decide the programme subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.”

For further details please check the document Guidelines for International Cartographic Conferences and General Assemblies of Delegates.

Any member nation may lodge a bid via their national member to host the ICC2023. A letter of intent should be sent to the ICA Secretary General & Treasurer, accompanied by completed bid documents containing details on …

  • budget,
  • facilities, venue,
  • premises,
  • organizing committee and personnel,
  • scientific programme,
  • intended registration fees,
  • support letters (from national key organisation like national mapping agency) and
  • all necessary elements concerning the guidelines.

The bidding is competitive and it is important that as much information as possible is provided to the General Assembly. Please be aware, that bids will only be accepted, if the bid documents are signed by the head of the national member organization (ICA national member) and the bid documents are complete.

The deadline for submitting a successful bid to the Secretary-General of ICA is 15 February 2019, 24:00 GMT.

The bids should be submitted in paper form (one signed copy, per surface mail) and electronically (PDF file, per email).

Accepted bids will be handled as all other General Assembly documents. They will be made available on the ICA website GA2019 section after 15 February 2019 (five months before the first session of the GA2019) in alphabetical order according to the country name of the bidding organisation. This section will be made available for all national delegates to the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee of ICA will not conduct any inspection visit prior to the General Assembly. The EC will not provide any selection or shortlist. The EC will not accept any invitation or offer in relation to a bid. The decision will be made only on the basis of the bid documents. Although the EC will be neutral in the process, it will be ready to express their assessment of the submitted documents if demanded from the General Assembly.

ICC is preferably held during the months of July, August or September. A southern hemisphere conference may be scheduled for October/ November or March/April.

The call as PDF

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