Conference Organising Commission (COC)

Each IAMCR conference will be directed and given overall coordination by a COC, providing monitoring, evaluation, and as a team assuming different responsibilities for the effective, efficient, and inclusive organization of the annual conference for which they take charge.

The COC is a Commission established by the Executive Board.

The membership of the COC comprises: 

  • IAMCR President (Chair);
  • General-Secretary;
  • Treasurer;
  • Executive Director;
  • three representatives nominated by the Local Organizing Committee.


  • to implement the Memorandum of Understanding to be struck by IAMCR and the Hosts;
  • to support the LOC in organising the conference, within the framework of the MoU
  • to provide feedback on the Call for Papers (CfPs) developed by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
  • to  support the development of conference budget and finances;
  • to  develop the conference fee, and policy in relation to refunds and use of daily passes;
  • to provide feedback and approval of the conference schedule;
  • to discuss and provide feedback on the development the overall conference plan, including plenary and special sessions, and pre- and post-conference events;
  • to approve the Conference website, and assist and support LOC with promotion;
  • to approve environmental impact plans and best practice (in conjunction with the IAMCR Environmental Impact Committee);
  • to monitor language and interpretation provision and options;
  • to provide feedback on and support implementation of accessibility of conference for participants with disabilities.


  • Regular meetings
  • Consideration of key information, plans, and milestones in the conference
  • Post-hoc evaluation of the conference