Hosting the IAFFE Annual Conference

IAFFE's annual conferences are crucial for nurturing our organization and our mission. Below is some general information about hosting the IAFFE Annual Conference:

  • It is IAFFE's main venue for promoting research dissemination, networking and collaboration among members and potential members. 
  • It typically brings together approximately 250-400 individuals who participate in plenary and concurrent paper sessions, workshops, and business meetings. 
  • It usually takes place over two and a half days (preceded by a day of business meetings and a pre-conference workshop) typically in late June or July. 
  • It is most often held at university campuses or institutes during periods when the campus is under-utilized.
  • IAFFE policy is to rotate the site of the annual conference among locations in Europe, North America, and developing and transition economies. 
  • Site selection is made 2-3 years in advance.

We have developed a Site Proposal Questionnaire (see link below) to help assess the resources available at your institute or university to host an IAFFE conference. This information will be utilized by the IAFFE Board of Directors to better review proposals and make a site selection. 

Thank you for your dedication and willingness to serve IAFFE. Hosting a conference is a significant commitment, and we appreciate the hard work and effort of the people who are willing to take on this important task. The Annual Conference is very important to the life of IAFFE, and the contributions of local hosts are a real gift to the organization. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the IAFFE office,, with questions or requests for assistance as you create your proposal.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Site Proposal Questionnaire (243.9 KB)