IAMCR 2019 offers opportunities for IAMCR members and partners to organise conferences, seminars and workshops around the main IAMCR conference. These pre or post-conference events take place in the days immediately prior to or after the main conference and in nearby locations. The events seek to make efficient use of resources, such as participant travel and availability of speakers, to the benefit of both the main IAMCR conference and the pre or post-conference event. It is expected that pre/post-conference will be held in Madrid. Other locations in Spain with easy access to Madrid may be considered.
Information about pre and post conference events will be posted here as it becomes available. This page also includes information about how to apply to host a pre/post conference event.
Pre/post-conference events can be organised by individual or institutional IAMCR members alone or in partnership with others. Approved events will be featured on the IAMCR 2019 website, social media and newsletters. They will also promote their association with IAMCR 2019 and encourage participants and speakers to attend the main conference.
IAMCR and pre/post-conference event organisers are invited to explore possibilities for cooperation with the main conference, for example spaces for events to report back to the main conference, collaboration on costs of invited speakers, joint publications, etc.
Pre and post-conference event organisers should submit a formal application for recognition that must be approved by the Conference Organising Committee (COC), made up of members of the Local Organising Committee and IAMCR’s Executive Board.
While the IAMCR 2019 Local Organising Committee (LOC) may provide assistance identifying and booking venues and information to help you arrange for catering, hotels, etc., the organisation of pre and post-conference events is the responsibility of the applicants. IAMCR is not able to provide support for registration, collection of fees or reception of proposals.
The University Complutense of Madrid has a campus with meeting spaces available to hire for groups of up to 50 people, including basic audio-visual services, at a low cost. Pre/post-conference events can also be held in meeting spaces provided by other Madrid-based universities. Please be aware that the meeting spaces provided by universities are limited. The LOC can also provide organisers of pre/post-conference events with a list of hotels where meetings can be held.
Pre/post conference event organisers may charge a reasonable registration fee to cover costs. If a fee is charged, it is expected that IAMCR members will be eligible for a discounted rate.
If you want to organise a pre/post-conference, please complete the application form. Requests must be received no later than 9 February 2019, but we strongly recommend that you send them earlier. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, generally 2 to 3 weeks after an application is submitted. Please note that there are limited opportunities for pre/post-conference events and there may be no space left by February.