Dear Region Leadership:

It is time for the International Biometric Society’s Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) to solicit proposals to host IBC2022.

The Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) is charged with identifying potential locations for future IBCs. The selection is to be made five years prior to the event. Thus, we are now soliciting proposals, with a due date of 10 January 2018, for evaluation by the CAC during the spring of 2018 and final discussion and decision during IBC2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Based on our regular cycle, this IBC2022 is expected to be held in either North America or Europe. However, the bid process is not solely open to these areas. We also welcome bids from other parts of the world, and in particular our IBS Regions in Africa and Central / South America.

A complete list of what should be included in any successful bid, samples of recent successful bids, links to the IBC Conference Manual, and other useful content may be found at

We look forward to reviewing bids for IBC2022! In order to be considered eligible for review by the committee, all bids must be received at the International Biometric Office no later than 10 January, 2018.


Thanks for your attention!



Andrew Zhou, Chair, Conference Advisory Committee