IPSA Call for Bids - WC2020

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) invites the Collective Members of IPSA to submit a bid to host the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in July 2020 (WC2020).

If your organization is interested in hosting the 2020 IPSA World Congress of Political Science, please download a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related annexes and appendixes.

Download link: WC2020-RFP (1.5 MB)

The Call for Bids for WC2020 includes the following documents:

  • RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for WC2020 (Bid Manual to host IPSA 2020 World Congress)
  • 5 Annexes (Provide additional guidelines for the bidder’s information):
  • 4 Appendixes (Must be filled out and returned along with bidder’s proposal):

The call for bids to host the WC2020 is open from 21 April 2017 to 26 May 2017. Once 3 host cities are shortlisted by the Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC), site visits will be organized in September-October 2017. The 2020 host city will be selected by the IPSA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the BEC and announced in December 2017.

As per the IPSA Rules and Procedures, an application to host the Congress can be submitted by a national or regional political science association that is a collective member of IPSA, or by another body recognized by IPSA as an appropriate host organization (university campus, faculty or department). When preparing their bid, we encourage our Collective members to get support from a Destination Management Organization (DMO) such as the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Any questions regarding the WC2020 bid should be directed to wc2020@ipsa.org.