The MIDL Board is inviting interested researchers to bid for organizing the MIDL 2022 and (optionally) MIDL 2023 conference. If we receive multiple strong bids, we may also already decide on MIDL 2023.
- November 15, 2020
Submission of a bid book. Please follow the structure of the bid book listed below. Please provide as much detail as possible, knowing that it is okay if certain details are not known yet at this stage. We may ask for further input and provide feedback on any bid via e-mail or call.
- Nov 15-30, 2020
We will organize an online meeting with the MIDL Board and those who expressed interest to organize MIDL 2022 or 2023. Prospective organizers can briefly present their bid followed by an open discussion.
- January 30, 2021
Submission of full/final bid proposals.
- March 30, 2021
Decisions for MIDL 2022 and possibly MIDL 2023.
If you are interested in applying, please contact us at [email protected]
The 2018 and 2019 editions of MIDL were organized with support and financial guarantees of local institutions and local funds from the organizers. We also used the small profits from previous editions for upfront payments for the venue or gala dinner. The 2020 edition was organized in a similar fashion. If MIDL does not grow much, it should be possible to stick to this way of organizing the conference. For now, it would be important to indicate in the bid a tentative budget and possibilities to take local financial responsibility for scenarios from 300 to 1200 participants.
Contents of the bid book
- Proposed location (city), motivation for the location
- Accessibility of the location
- Conference should allow hybrid settings. Propose settings for remote participation
- Proposed dates (3 full days), early July is the target, compare collisions with other events in the city
- Proposal for general chairs, program chairs, local organizers, advisors (names, google scholar profile link). We encourage bids supported by diverse and inclusive teams.
- Suggestions for venues, preferably multiple, with capacity for attendees (single track) and posters
- Cost estimation for venues, with food/catering, strong/weak points of the venues
- Optional: possibilities of local sponsorship, e.g., by university, tourism/conference office
- Possibilities for hotels/lodging near/in the venue
- Budget estimates for upfront payments, if any
- Tentative schedule for key dates (to be discussed with MIDL Board)
- Ideas to attract and support young researchers, and general ideas for the conference, e.g., attract different audiences like clinicians, industry, minorities and underrepresented groups, special events, etc
- Ideas/suggestions/motivations for changes w.r.t. previous editions
- Suggestions/ideas for keynote speakers