IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity

Call for Proposals for Future Site for IEEE NMDC 2026

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2024

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE-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 2024 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), Canada (Vancouver, BC) and Europe (Italy, France, Sweden). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in the first half of July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2026 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa/ Middle East). For conference history, visit

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2026 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the NTC ExCom and AdCom meetings in July 2024 held at IEEE-NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain. Final proposals are due in October for presentation at the Fall NTC ExCom meeting.

Initial proposals should be prepared in PowerPoint presentation format. An NTC Conference Proposal Guidelines and a PPT template are available upon 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 (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. Please prepare and submit two version of the budget: one corresponding to the expected number of attendees (typically ~200 – 250) and a second one for 100 attendees less. This request is related to risk evaluation.
    • 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 Kremena Makasheva ( with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (

Contact Kremena Makasheva, ( with any questions.

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