BRITISH SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY ANNUAL CONFERENCES 2018 and 2019
Invitation To Tender
The British Society of Criminology (BSC) invites tenders from academic or related institutions for the organisation of the summer 2018 and summer 2019 BSC Annual Conferences.
Our annual conference is vitally important to the British Society of Criminology, our members and attendees. In 2015 at Plymouth the rich diversity of criminology was celebrated with speakers and participants sharing dialogue that will shape the future of criminological inquiry well into the twenty-first century. In the past few years at the Universities of Leicester, 2010; Northumbria, 2011; Portsmouth 2012; Wolverhampton, 2013; and Liverpool, 2014 the conference has attracted delegates – practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students – from the criminological community across the world. This is an opportunity to share wisdoms, push boundaries and discover, to present research, theory, policy and practice developments and innovations.
Hosting the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference is a very exciting prospect and a prestigious achievement. The Society is seeking an academic institution (or consortia of institutions within the same area) that will continue the tradition of the previous universities who have hosted our annual meeting – providing those in the criminological community with an opportunity to present the latest findings from their research and their experience of the criminal justice system and to debate the key issues of the day – while being open to innovation, ensuring the BSC remains attractive in the face of an increasing number of alternatives and that the delegate experience is of an exceptional standard.
Among the items which should be addressed in tenders are:
- Conference location, including national and international access;
- Facilities for main plenary sessions, parallel workshops, publishers’ exhibitions, receptions, etc;
- Range and quality of available accommodation, catering, etc, including the conference dinner;
- Local academic and organisational capacity/experience;
- Innovative sessions/events;
- Postgraduate provision;
- Sponsorship ideas for different elements of the programme;
- Promotional activity to attract new and returning delegates, nationally and internationally;
- Outline costings, including proposed delegate rates, for different categories of accommodation (if applicable) and delegate status (e.g. postgraduate students).
For an application form or informal chat about any ideas, concerns or general information about what is involved, please contact Dr Charlotte Harris (Executive Director, BSC) at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The British Society of Criminology, 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE.
Completed forms should be submitted to the BSC office or via email to email@example.com before October 4 2016 for 2018 bids and before December 6 2016 for 2019 bids. Any bidders unsuccessful in a 2018 bid will automatically be included into the 2019 process unless they specify otherwise. Please note the deadline for 2019 bids has been extended to December 6 2016.
Tenderers are also asked to consider the possibility of videoing parts of the conference both prospectively to advertise the event but also to record the event for wider dissemination afterwards – drawing a finer balance between our charitable need to advance public education widely with the commercial need to ensure the delegate experience is not completely replicated online.