Future Congress & Conference Venues
The IFSCC offers an international scientific event each fall: a Congress in even years, a Conference in odd years. Beginning in 2023 we will switch to only offering Congresses.
Here is a list of future Congress and Conference venues:
2019: Milan, Italy – 25th Conference – 30 September – 2 October 2019
2020: Yokohama, Japan – 31st Congress – 20-23 October 2020
2021: Cancun, Mexico – 26th Conference – 25-27 October 2021
2022: London, England – 32nd Congress – 19-22 September 2022
2023*: Barcelona, Spain – 33rd Congress – 4-7 September 2023
2024: Iguazu Falls, Brazil – 34th Congress – dates t.b.d.
2025: Zone 1 (Europe and South Africa) – 35th Congress
2026: Zone 2 (Asia) – 36th Congress
2027: Zone 3 (Americas) – 37th Congress
*Only Congresses held beginning in 2023. Last Conference is in 2021.
Societies Eligible to Host Future Congresses
The IFSCC Council voted in 2017 to allow the top 15 ranked Societies to host future Congresses. The ranking of IFSCC Societies is recalculated after every Congress, taking into account the number of posters and podiums presented at the last 6 Congresses, and the number of Members in a Society.
The top 15 Societies, calculated after the IFSCC 2018 Munich Congress are:
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- China (PRC)
Venue Selection Process
Note that the IFSCC divides its Societies into 3 geographic areas: Zone 1 (Europe and South Africa), Zone 2 (Asia), and Zone 3 (the Americas). The Zones vote on which Society to nominate to host an upcoming Congress in their Zone. The IFSCC Praesidium and Secretariat are not involved in this selection process.
After the Zone decides on their nomination, the IFSCC Praesidium approves the decision, then the IFSCC Council is notified of the nomination at the annual Council Meeting. The Host Society of a Congress is voted on 6 years in advance of the Congress.