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Bid to Host ETD 2016, the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

posted May 13, 2014, 3:59 PM by John Hagen   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 8:39 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 John Hagen (address below), NDLTD Conference Standing Committee Chair, by January 30, 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.

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

·                   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

Committed sponsors, if any, and level of expected funding if known


·                   How to get there


·                   Type

·                   Cost

·                   Access to conference venue


Proposed Social Activities

Tourist Information

·                   Restaurants

·                   Local Attractions

Resources on how to host an ETD Symposium and general guidance are available from the NDLTD Conference Committee Web page at A listing of the most recent ETD Symposia is available at

institutions interested in submitting a bid should send an expression of interest letter by December 1, 2014. Bids should be sent to Conference Committee Chair John Hagen at no later than January 30, 2015.