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.
Prospective 2020 Conference Hosts:
Bid proposals for the 2020 IPS Conference have been made by (in alphabetical order):
Planetario de Bogota
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tellus World of Science
Houston, Texas, United States
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Watch Planetarian for more information, and be sure to let your affiliate representative know which site you prefer.
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.
- A complete list of conferences can be found on the History page
- Conference proceedings are compiled on the Proceedings page.
The 23nd biennial conference IPS 2016, June 19-25 at Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium in Warsaw, Poland
See more photos of conference venues.
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
Information for IPS Conference Bidders
There are 3 parts to this pdf document
- Letter to Prospective Conference Host
- Conference Invitation Submission - How to Submit an Invitation to Host an IPS Conference
- Conference Guidelines -
The IPS Biennial Conference Guidelines
* This is Appendix C of the IPS Standing Rules - http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=rules