How to Bid

The ISEA International Foundation Board is pleased to make a call for Expressions of Interest to host ISEA2020 (26th International Symposium on Electronic Art).


 ISEA International makes an annual call for proposals to host the International Symposium on Electronic Art. The call for proposals is made 3 years in advance.

For information about past and planned symposia see

If you are interested in making a bid to host ISEA2020 contact Sue Gollifer, ISEA Executive Director, University of Brighton, UK email: as soon as possible and she will send you the full guidelines and submission information, which will be available in the very near future.

The Expression of Interest should be comprised of a 5-7 page proposal including details about host organisation, partners, Symposium themes, artistic programme, dates, registration and fee process and other relevant details, plus an outline of budget and finance plan.

Timetable for ISEA2020 bids:

March 31, 2017 – Expression of Interest deadline

April 14, 2017 – Bidding organisations notified

June 10 – 18, 2017 – Presentation at ISEA2017 (Manizales, Colombia) AGM and meeting with Foundation Board

August 31st, 2017 – Full bid document deadline

November 1st, 2017 – Candidates notified of outcome

Further information

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:

ISEA2017 Manizales, Colombia

ISEA2018 Durban, South Africa

Past Guidelines for information ISEA_Guidelines_2019 (2)