IEEE Nanotechnology Council
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Call for Proposals for Future IEEE NTC Sponsored Conference Sites

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NMDC 2022 and 2023.

Deadline 30 June 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC) aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. NMDC 2020 will be held in Nanjing, China, and NMDC 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), and Europe (Sicily, France, Stockholm). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in late July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE NMDC 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 9 (South & Central America) for the first time, and for IEEE NMDC 2023 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe & Africa.) This Call for Proposals is a year earlier than usual for NMDC 2023 to give organizers more planning time than in the past.

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Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2022 and 2023 will be expected to present an informal 5-10 minute “Proposal in preparation” at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2020.

Proposal deadline:
30 June 2020 for both NMDC 2022 and NMDC 2023.


Proposals may be submitted in PowerPoint, Word, or PDF formats, but PowerPoint files are required for the presentation. A Conference Proposal Reference guide and a PPT template is available on request. Proposals should cover:

  • Venue:City (or nearby city for rural locations);  visitor access (e.g. daily flights,) with typical travel costs; hotel costs (including wi-fi, breakfast, etc?); tourist information
  • Facilities:Hotel or campus venue if known (with verification of availability for formal proposals); lecture theater and meal capacities
  • Personnel:General Chair(s), Program Chair(s), Treasurer, other volunteer personnel if known, (e.g program/advisory committees), and any administrative staff or management company.
  • Budget information:
    • For informal proposals:Target registration rates, estimated number of attendees, estimated income (registration, tutorials, exhibition, grants/donations, etc), estimated expenses (meals/receptions/breaks, administrative costs, etc.), other features of interest
    • For formal proposals:As above, but with more detail covering all budgeted income and expenses in the required IEEE NetSuite spreadsheet format. Note that the (Income-Expense)/Expense ratio must be at least 20%, in accordance with IEEE policy.

Formal proposals must be e-mailed prior to the appropriate deadline to: NTC Vice-President for Conferences Lixin Dong, ( with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (

Contact Lixin Dong ( with any questions.


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