Events - Host an IPSA Event

Bidding Process for IPSA World Congresses of Political Science

Cities interested in hosting the IPSA World Congress of Political Science will be asked to respond to a specially-prepared Request for Proposal (RFP) taking into account the requirements necessary for ensuring a successful event. Application must be submitted by an IPSA Collective member (national association of political science) or by another body recognized by IPSA as an appropriate host organization. View the list of IPSA Collective members. A Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) or another Destination Management Organization can support our members in preparing their bid. A Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) will review each bid in detail, and a shortlist of candidates will be produced. Each short-listed city will receive a site visit/inspection. The BEC will present a report to the IPSA Executive Committee (EC), featuring the results of the site visits. The 2025 host city will be selected by the IPSA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the BEC and announced in January 2023. 

Any questions should be directed to callforbids@ipsa.org.

The Call for Bids to host the WC2025 is now open!

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) invites the Collective Members of IPSA to submit a bid to host the 28th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in July 2025 (WC2025).

The call for bids to host the WC2025 is extended until 10 June 2022. Once cities are shortlisted by the BEC, site visits will be organized in August-October 2022. The 2025 host city will be selected by the IPSA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the BEC and announced in January 2023.

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).

Please visit the Call for Bids - WC2025 page to obtain detailed information and download the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Any questions regarding the WC2025 bid should be directed to callforbids@ipsa.org.


Hosting an Inter-Congress International Conference

IPSA invites its collective members (national and regional associations) to host an international conference between congress years. Past examples are Montreal 2008, Luxembourg 2010 and Sao Paulo 2011.

A representative of the interested member association (e.g. President or Secretary General) should contact IPSA at callforbids@ipsa.org.