Dear RECE Colleagues,
As a RECE member you may have expressed an interest, or you may be interested, in hosting the RECE conference in the next five years. As RECE Steering Committee members, we are reaching out and inviting you to let us know if your institution is interested in hosting the RECE conference in the next five years. If you are interested, we would welcome your response including the year you wish to host by May 15th, 2023.
In recent years the RECE conferences have had about 300 people in attendance. Since the pandemic we have had one conference in British Columbia which was fully hybrid. The conference this year is in Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. and will also be hybrid. You have the option to propose an in-person only, or partially or fully hybrid as part of your proposal. While holding a fully hybrid conference is desirable, it is not the only consideration for hosting RECE.
Please read the RECE Charter and Appendix A on the RECE website as they describe principles and key requirements for hosting the RECE conference. The appendix gives guidance to the Host Chair, Host Committee Members, and to Programme Chairs. If you are considering making a proposal, we suggest you review these before sending back your response, or before asking additional questions.
Our aim is to develop a list of locations for RECE Conferences for the next 3-5 years. The RECE steering committee will review preliminary proposals and engage with each potential host committee to support the final decision for each year.
We would love to hear from you at your earliest convenience, or no later than May 15th, 2023, with the possible years you would like to host the RECE conference. The Steering Committee will then ask for preliminary proposals from the next couple of years (e.g., 2024 or 2025). Your preliminary proposal should include possible dates, housing possibilities, and institutional backing and support. The preliminary proposals would be due in June 2023. Please send your response to the Chair of the Subcommittee, Dr Colette Murray (Colette.Murray@tudublin.ie) by May 15th, 2023.
Thank you so much for considering this request,
Signed: RECE Conference Subcommittee
Chair: Colette Murray, TU Dublin, Colette.Murray@tudublin.ie
Iris Berger, University British Columbia
Janice Kroeger, Kent State University
Mimi Bloch, University of Wisconsin Madison