Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2018

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2018

ISEA International is pleased to announce the call for Expressions of Interest to host ISEA2018 (24th International Symposium on Electronic Art). Potential host organisations should consult the 2018 Guidelines for Symposium Host Candidates on the ISEA International website prior to making a bid. The Guidelines can be found here:

The Expression of Interest should consist of a 3-5 page proposal including details about host organisation, partners, outline budget and finance plan, symposium themes, artistic programme, creation of International Program Committee, plans for proceedings, milestone dates, registration fees and other relevant details. In preparing your response please refer to the Symposium Guidelines, section 4.2.

Selected potential host organisations will be invited to meet with the Board and give a presentation on their Expression of Interest to delegates at the ISEA International General Meeting during ISEA2015 in Vancouver, Canada (August 14-18, 2015).


May 31, 2015              Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest

June 15-30, 2015         Bidding organisations notified

August, 2015                Presentation of plans at ISEA2015 (Vancouver, Canada) and meeting                                                 with ISEA International board

November 15, 2015     Deadline for Full Bid documents

December, 2015           Possible Skype meeting with ISEA International Board

December 31, 2015      Candidates notified of outcome


Interested parties are encouraged to contact ISEA International HQ for further details. The Expression of Interest should be sent electronically to: Sue Gollifer, ISEA International HQ Director, University of Brighton, UK email: <>

ISEA is a forum for interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The Symposium is an annual nomadic event, hosted by organisations around the world. The first International Symposium on Electronic Art was held in 1988 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Future ISEA symposium schedule:

ISEA2015 Vancouver, Canada

ISEA2016 Hong Kong, China

ISEA2017 Manizales, Colombia

ISEA International

Sue Gollifer is currently the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters. She is an artist, a Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and the Course Leader for Digital Media Arts MA and a researcher and curator at the University of Brighton, UK. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, and (DAC) the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She is currently the ACM Chair of ‘The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art’.

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