Hosting Opportunities

Hosting IMPS


General Information

Annual Meetings of the Psychometric Society have been held since 1935. The meeting has come to be called International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS). The meetings have been held in many countries, including the United States, China, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Japan, Chile, Italy, and Hong Kong, and are usually in June or July. Attendees and presenters typically come from about 30 different countries. A recent pattern has been to hold the meeting in North America (2012, 2016), Europe (2013, 2017, 2022), North America (2014, 2018), outside Europe/North America (2015, 2019). IMPS 2019 was held in South America (Chile) for the first time. We seek proposals to host the 2026 and 2027 meetings. 

See a comprehensive list of all past meetings here.

The success of the conferences relies on having a dedicated local organizing committee. Any member of the society can propose to host a meeting. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, we recommend you:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the meetings by attending at least one and talking to relevant people, such as the local organizers, the President, President-Elect, Secretary, or other Board of Trustee members.
  2. Contact the Secretary of the Psychometric Society to express your interest and request information about hosting a meeting (such as examples of previous proposals).
  3. Submit a Proposal Outline to the Secretary of the Psychometric Society.

The Psychometric Society announces the location of a future meeting at least two years in advance of the meeting. Therefore, we request proposal outlines at least 2 ½ years prior to the date of the proposed meeting, usually by November. The Society reserves the right to consider proposals for years other than the proposed year. All Proposal Outlines will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. After receiving feedback from the Board of Trustees, you may be asked to submit a Full Proposal to host the conference. Final decisions regarding the Full Proposal will be made by the Board of Trustees.

Thank you for your interest!

Calls for Proposals

Apply to host IMPS 2026 by submitting a Proposal Outline by November 15, 2023.

Apply to host IMPS 2027 by submitting a Proposal Outline by November 15, 2024.

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