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IPS Conferences

IPS conferences are held on even-numbered years in the venues of state-of-the-art facilities around the world, and are superb events for any IPS member to progress in their planetarium professional knowledge and skills.  IPS members, through their Affiliate Representatives, determine the sites of the Biennial Conferences.


13 October 2017

The 2020 IPS Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Congratulations to the team from the Tellus World of Science in Edmonton for presenting their updated bid during the 2017 IPS Council meeting and being selected as the site for the 2020 conference.

Council also expressed appreciation to the other bidders, Houston, Texas, USA and Bogota, Columbia, for their bids and encourages them to bid again for future conferences.

Stay tuned to this page for more details.


Apply for an IPS Conference Stipend

March 31 in year of the conference is the application deadline to apply for a stipend to cover the cost of the conference registration. More information is available on the Stipend page.


The dome at Cite de l'espace in Toulouse

IPS 2018

25th IPS Conference
Toulouse, France
July 1-6, 2018

Planetarian Article (December 2015)

Planetarian Article: Counting Down (June 2017)


Past Conferences

Example: The 23nd biennial conference IPS 2016, June 19-25 at Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium in Warsaw, Poland

IPS conference in Warsaw Poland

To bring IPS to your city...

If you are interested in proposing to host a future IPS conference, please contact the IPS President for further information and read the Guideline Packet for Potential Bidders. gavel imageInformation for IPS Conference Bidders* There are 3 parts to this pdf document:
  1. Letter to Prospective Conference Host
  2. Conference Invitation Submission - How to Submit an Invitation to Host an IPS Conference
  3. Conference Guidelines -
    The IPS Biennial Conference Guidelines
* This is Appendix C of the IPS Standing Rules - http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=rules.

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