Proposals for future sites

Save the Date: NAISA 2020 Conference, May 7 – 9, Toronto

 

NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES ASSOCIATION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE ANNUAL MEETINGS

 

The Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is seeking proposals from institutions interested in hosting the NAISA annual meeting. The Council will select sites for future meetings based on the following criteria from the NAISA bylaws:

In selecting sites, the Council should consider the fiscal condition of the Association, our ability to safely meet and freely conduct our business at the annual meeting site, the amount of local and regional support, proximity to Native and Indigenous communities, the adequacy of the conference facilities, and the ease of access to Association members. The Council will also consider a facility’s compliance with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (and its equivalents in other places) and other accessibility concerns. The Council shall, whenever possible, respond to invitations from institutional hosts with active members willing to host the annual meeting. The principles involved in the selection of the convention site shall include geographical rotation in order to maximize attendance, diversify participation, and insure a surplus of meeting revenues over expenditures.

The information below should be included in a proposal. Those interested in preparing a proposal can find out more about budgetary and other details by contacting the current treasurer and/or president (that information can be found on www.naisa.org).

Five pages is a good target length for proposals.

 

Please do NOT approach any hotels or convention centers for information. NAISA works with the non-profit company INMEX to find hotels and convention centers and to negotiate with them, and INMEX must initiate all contact.

 

OVERVIEW

Proposing institution(s):

Proposed dates (please include alternatives and also indicate if you are willing to be considered in another year):

Describe current constitution of host committee (current number, institutional affiliations, etc.):

Describe the potential for engagement with Indigenous communities (reservation, urban, student, non-profits, NGOs, or otherwise)

Describe potential institutional support (financial, administrative, other):

 

PROPOSED SITE

OPTION 1: ON CAMPUS

Briefly describe venue:

Number of possible concurrent sessions/range of room capacities (15 breakout rooms minimum, some of which should accommodate at least 80 people):

Describe venue for press exhibits (30 tables minimum):

Describe venue(s) for business meeting and presidential address (seating for 300 minimum):

Describe venue for presidential reception (should accommodate at least 300 people):

Please provide information on costs (such as room rentals, av, food and beverage for breaks and receptions):

Describe airport/airline and other transportation to the proposed site:

Housing available on campus (amount, costs, etc.):

Area/neighborhood you would suggest for accommodations for all those not staying on campus (including transportation options to campus):

Describe access to restaurants/dining and price ranges (near both the primary conference site and the primary accommodations site, if they’re not the same):

 

OPTION 2: AT A HOTEL OR CONVENTION CENTER

Area/neighborhood in which you would like the hotel to be located:

Reasons for choosing that area/neighborhood:

(if different from the hotel) area/neighborhood in which the convention center is located:

Describe airport/airline and other transportation to the proposed area:

Describe access to restaurants/dining and price ranges (near both the primary conference site and the primary accommodations site, if they’re not the same):

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Please indicate anything else you would like to be considered with your proposal: