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Bid to Host ETD 2016

posted Jun 4, 2015, 9:43 AM by NDLTD Admin   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 9:47 AM ]
The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is now accepting bids to host the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2016.

Please submit your bid by e-mail to Joan Lippincott (, NDLTD Conference Standing Committee Chair, by August 31, 2015. Bids will be reviewed by the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee and a recommendation will be presented to the Board at its next meeting.  You will be notified shortly after the meeting as to whether or not your bid was successful.

Please note that should your institution be chosen to host ETD 2016 you will have the full support and help of the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee in preparing for the symposium. The conference planning handbook will also be available to the Local Organizing Committee. Potential bidders are encouraged to contact Joan Lippincott early in the process of preparing their bid to express interest and receive guidance.

The following information should be included in your institution’s bid:

Rationale for hosting the conference. Your institution's involvement in ETD’s, past, present and future. The inclusion of a suggested conference theme and related sub-themes is not essential but will strengthen your bid.

Dates. Please include proposed conference dates and explain your choice. Please also indicate if dates are flexible.

  • Geographic location
  • Travel – how to get there
  • Detailed information on conference facilities, i.e.,. number and size of conference rooms
  • Availability of Internet access in conference rooms
Conference organization:
  • Level of logistical and financial support from host institution
  • Detailed information on conference support personnel
  • Detailed information on technical support personnel
  • Distribution of responsibility for conference organization
  • Capacity to record some/all of the conference on video preferred (optional)
Committed sponsors, if any, and level of expected funding if known.

  • Type
  • Cost
  • Access to conference venue
Proposed Social Activities

Tourist Information, including nearby restaurants, local attractions