The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (ISMPB) hosts a biennial international conference that traditionally attracts 300 – 400 participants from over 20 nations. The Conference brings together leading researchers, new investigators and research students with interest in the measurement of physical behaviors including physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep. The 2019 conference will be held in Maastricht and chaired by Kenneth Meijer and Guy Plasqui (Maastricht University), and Jorunn Helbostad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
The Conference is jointly managed by the Society, through the Board, its Secretariat and Professional Conference Organizer (PCO), and the Conference Chair. Duties and responsibilities for each of these parties is outlined in the ICAMPAM General Responsibilities document.
In an effort to confirm 2021 plans, ISMPB is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for interested individuals who are members in good standing to serve as Conference Chair.
The 2021 preferred conference destination is North America, however the ISMPB board is open to potential sites in other locations.
ISMPB has a Conference Chair model that prefers the conference to be located in the same location as the conference location. However, the board wishes to ensure the best Chair and the best location are selected and will make their final decision based on a number of factors. Following the submission deadline, the PCO will contact each candidate to clarify aspects of their proposal and request a second, more detailed EOI. A meeting with one or more board members and the PCO may be requested.
The PCO will then forward the EOI’s to the Board for discussion. Depending on the destination options provided with the EOI’s the PCO may also suggest suitable destinations for the conference as part of this submission.
Based on the Board deliberations, shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide additional information prior to a final decision. Additionally, the PCO may be asked to undertake site inspections of prospective conference venues in proposed conference destinations prior to finalizing a destination decision.
The final decision of the Board for both the 2021 Conference Chair and the Conference destination is expected by the beginning of 2019. At this time the successful candidate will be notified, and appropriate agreements will be put in place. Unsuccessful candidates may be considered for future conferences.
All Conference Chair candidates must submit an initial expression of interest prior to Friday, November 23, 2018.
For enquiries and submissions, please contact:
ISMPB Secretariat and PCO
c/o Podium Conference Specialists
Victoria, BC Canada
+1 (250) 472-7644 x103