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International Conference on Digital Preservation

Bids to host iPRES 2024, 2025, 2026

iPRES Call for Hosts Extended until May 31st 2021

In light of the global pandemic and, to allow time for proposals to plan for and incorporate options for hybrid or online conferencing, the iPRES Steering Committee has taken the decision to extend the deadline for iPRES host applications until May 31st 2021.

For those working on a proposal for the upcoming 10 December deadline, we appreciate your patience as we all navigate these unprecedented times. Deferring the submission deadline will provide an opportunity to consider how proposals might creatively address the constraints and benefits of working and convening virtually.

To assist submitters, the iPRES STG is happy to work with all host proposal submitters to answer questions and help in any way we can. If you are interested in working with the iPRES STG on your proposal, please email the iPRES STG and/or the iPRES Interest Group (iiG).

A further benefit of extending the iPRES host proposal process is that it will also enable 2019 iWG recommendations – particularly those which address hosting and access – to be added into the requirements for future conferences. The iPRES Working Group (iWG) is seeking volunteers for its Action Area Team 4: Convening and Sharing to develop these requirements. If you are interested in volunteering for that Action Team, you can do so here and you can follow progress on the iPRES Interest Group (iiG) list – please join if you have not already subscribed.

Call for Bids to host iPRES

iPRES has evolved into the main international conference on the preservation of digital objects. Having been held annually since 2004 in places all around the world, with iPRES 2021 coming up in Beijing, China, iPRES 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sep. 12-16 2022 and iPRES 2023 in Illinois, respectively, iPRES is now inviting bids by prospective conference hosts to run iPRES 2024, 2025 and 2026.

Potential hosts are invited to submit a proposal for hosting any of the upcomming 3 editions of iPRES. Yet, with iPRES being committed to cover the digital preservation community as well as possible, we will aim at giving preference to the following regions for the annual editions as follows if all other qualitative aspects of two competing bids are equal:

  • 2024: preferably Asia/Oceania
  • 2025: preferably from Europe and/or Africa
  • 2026: preferably from the Americas

Potential hosts are invited to indicate, whether they see their bid limited to a specific year, or whether they would, in principle, be willing to host iPRES in any or two of the three years that the call is currently open for.

Bids should follow the guidelines outlined in the Guidelines for preparing bids to host iPRES

Bids need to be submitted by May 31 2021, 12:00 pm GMT by email to ipres-info@ipres-conference.org

For questions, please contact ipres-info@ipres-conference.org.

This Call for Bids is aimed exclusively at organizations in the academic and cultural heritage sectors. Inquiries from tourist organizations or convention bureaus will not be accepted.

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