5. Conference organizers’ responsibilities


IASA is committed to making conference hosting practical and feasible for most IASA members. To achieve this goal, IASA has made conference planning and management a shared responsibility between the host and IASA. With this arrangement conference hosts can concentrate on aspects of conference organization that can best be done by those with local knowledge, i.e., local arrangements.

Some responsibilities, depending upon the capacity and capabilities of the local host, are arranged jointly and as agreed between the host and the IASA Executive Board (EB).

Some tasks are handled solely by the EB with responsibility mainly delegated to the conference Vice-President.

IASA assumes the intellectual ownership of the conference including the main responsibility for the programme and sponsorship opportunities. IASA takes on most of the financial administration. The conference host concentrates on logistical matters.