IPSA Call for Bids - WC2027 Bid Submission Deadline Extended to 15 March 2024

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) invites the Collective Members of IPSA to submit a bid to host the 29th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in July 2027 (WC2027)

The bidding period deadline has been extended to 15 March 2024.

Once host cities are shortlisted by the Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC), site inspections will be organized between 1 June and 15 July 2024. The 2027 host city will be selected by the IPSA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the Bid Committee and announced on 15 September 2024.

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).

If your organization is interested in hosting the 2027 IPSA World Congress of Political Science, please review the Eligibility Criteria here. If your organization and host city are able to meet the eligibility criteria, please download a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related annexes and appendices.

Download link: WC2027-RFP (2.2 MB)

The Call for Bids for WC2027 includes the following documents:

  • RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for WC2027 (Bid Manual to host IPSA 2027 World Congress);
  • 6 Annexes (Provides additional details on requirements);
  • 4 Appendices (Must be filled out and returned along with bidder’s proposal).

Any questions regarding the WC2027 bid should be directed to callforbids@ipsa.org.