Call for bids for hosting the International Congress of Acarology in 2022

Acarologists wishing to host the International Congress of Acarology in 2022 should express their interest via email to the General Secretary of the International Executive Committee (IEC), Peter Schausberger ( Deadline for submission of bids is March 16, 2018. Bids should comprise the following information

  • City, congress site and approximate date
  • Status and relevance of acarology in host country and city
  • Composition of local organizing committee
  • Highlights of the city/venue
  • International reachability
  • Infrastructure (congress site, hotels, leisure)
  • Approximate fees for regular attendants
  • Mode of publication of proceedings

The IEC will screen the bids and vote by roll call on the venue (via email). A candidate must reach an absolute majority (that is, 6 of 11 members) to win the election for hosting ICA 2022. If no candidate reaches an absolute majority, the two highest-ranking candidates are invited to give a 10 min presentation at ICA 2018 in Turkey. Following the presentations, the general assembly of ICA 2018 will decide on the venue by open vote (by show of hands), to be approved by the IEC.