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[SA_scat] Call for bids to host SAS 2021

SAS2021 Host Site Bid Solicitation Notice:
A message from the IUCr Commission on Small-Angle Scattering:
Dear Small-Angle Scatterers,
The Commission on Small-Angle Scattering of the International Union ofCrystallography(http://www.iucr.org/iucr/commissions/small-angle-scattering) herebysolicits applications from scientific institutions to host a forthcomingInternational Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021.
Those who wish to organize the SAS2021 conference are kindly asked tosubmit a bid through the link on the SAS2015 websitehttp://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/sas/bid
After the deadline all bids will be made available online for viewingand discussion by the Community.  Discussion through the SAS listserverwill also be possible.
Further discussion will then take place at the SAS2015 Conference,followed by a public vote of the registered participants.  Thisdiscussion and the results of the vote will be taken as a recommendationto an evaluation board, which will award the conference.
The evaluation board will comprise:•    the Chairpersons of the previous three SAS Conference OrganizingCommittees (SAS-20012, SAS-2015 and SAS-2018),•    three recognized and substantially engaged conference experts fromthe SAS community, and•    three members of the IUCr SAS Commission.
Those interested in submitting bids are invited to post them as soon aspossible, but not later than midnight, July 1st, 2015, Greenwich Mean Time.
Completed applications should be submitted via email to:
Daniel Clemens (clemens@helmholtz-berlin.de)Email subject 'SAS2021 host bid nomination'
By post:
Daniel ClemensEM-ISFMHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbHHahn-Meitner-Platz 114109 BerlinGermany
The Commission hopes that this procedure will ensure long-term planningof the conferences, taking into account geographical balance, whilst atthe same time being open, thorough and fair.  In this connection, allare reminded that SAS2006 took place in Kyoto, Japan, SAS2009 took placein Oxford, UK, SAS2012 took place in Sydney, Australia, SAS2015 will bein Berlin, Germany, and SAS2018 will be at the Grand Traverse Resort andSpa on the Shores of Lake Michigan, USA.
SAS2021 Conference Site Bid Criteria:
Bidders will be expected to provide:
•    the proposed date(s) for the Conference
•    a motivation for wanting to host the Conference
•    the names of the members of the Local Organizing Committee (theChairperson(s) should be indicated)
•    the name(s) of the Chairperson(s) of the Scientific Program Committee
•    evidence of previous successful conference organization
•    details of any special scientific sessions or initiatives that areproposed
•    details of any local initiatives or legislation that may promote(e.g., scientific or cultural exchange agreements) or hinder (e.g., visarestrictions, travel embargoes) the attendance of delegates from variousparts of the world
•    details of the proposed venue and its infrastructure  (which mustbe capable of seating 350 delegates in Plenary sessions and provide formultiple parallel sessions, poster sessions, and a commercial exhibition)
•    a representative picture of, or a link to the website for, the venue
•    details of the convenience of delegate travel to and from the venue
•    details of the capacity, cost and distance of delegateaccommodation (a range of accommodation is preferred)
•    a projection of the standard delegate registration fee and detailsof what it will cover
•    details of support for students, young scientists, and scientistsfrom under-privileged countries
•    details of the likely climatic conditions at the venue on those dates
•    details of local tourist attractions and possible extra-curricularsocial engagements
kind regards,
Jill Trewhella,Chair, IUCr Small-Angle Scattering Commission
--  Dr. Daniel Clemens  Gruppe Kolloidphysik  Institut für weiche Materie und funktionale Materialien (EM-ISFM)
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