Special Conference Proposals



Interested in organizing a special conference? We welcome ideas and expressions of interest from members who want to be involved in creating a special event that focusses on a specific topical area. These conferences are typically co-organized between the SMS, an Interest Group and a group of local individuals and/or local institutions. Currently, in addition to our annual international conference we hold 2-3 such meetings per year around the globe, which have become very successful additional forums to link thoughtful practice with insightful scholarship.

Proposals for special conferences are usually jointly developed in an iterative process with the organizers and once completed address the following broad questions:

To get started, please contact the SMS Executive Director or any member of the Conference Committee of the Board of Directors. We can schedule an initial exploratory conversation and take it from there. Maybe work through your Interest Group and its leadership, conferences proposed by Interest Groups have a great head start! Start early, we will work towards finalizing a proposal and confirming an envisioned event approximately 18-24 months before the event date.



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