6 August 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe27th Annual Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, 01-06/09/13, Sofia +++ 16th Annual Conference of the TCI Network, 03-06/09/13, Kolding +++ 16th Annual Convention of the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks - Europe, 19-21/09/13, Vilnius
Asia51st Annual Symposium of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision, 13-17/10/13, Chongqing +++ 16th International Conference of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, 22-26/09/13, Nagoya +++ 19th Conference of the Asia Pacific Quality Organization, 06-09/10/13, Bali
America21st Annual International Colloquium of the Cochrane Collaboration, 19-23/09/13, Quebec +++ 51st Annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers, 17-21/09/13, Buenos Aires +++ 15th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, 10-14/09/13, Jackson Hole WY
Africa8th Annual Meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes, 29/09-02/10/13, Arusha +++ 16th Triennial World Clean Air Congress of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations, 29/09-04/10/13, Cape Town +++ 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, 22-25/09/13, Hammamet
Pacific25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, 21-23/10/13, Darwin +++20th Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, 09-13/12/13, Dunedin +++ 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 11-13/09/13, Perth
Relations between Public Institutions and Civil Society Organizations
by Cyril Ritchie, Vice President, UIA

Expansion. 22 years ago the Council of Europe wrote in one of its official documents: "We note a growing apathy towards politics among citizens in all countries. Some of the reasons are: the difficulty of dialoguing with public authorities; the shortcomings of the media as a channel of information about citizens’ concerns and NGOs’ initiatives; the inadequacy of the facilities available to elected representatives for meeting their consultation and documentation needs.”

This remains entirely true today, and one might add such considerations as the huge growth in numbers of NGOs and Civil Society Organizations; the uncontrollable...
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New jobs

Career. The Sustainable Food Trade Association, Portland OR, USA, is looking for an Executive Director. UIA's International Associations Jobs Board offers World of Associations News readers one free job listing, use the coupon code WAN2013.
India Association Congress

Chennai. The third edition of the India Association Congress is all set to roll out on 22 and 23 August 2013 at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai. Last year 200 delegates attended the India Association Congress in Mumbai.
IBTM India
New technology

Attendee experience. In his article "Mobile Social Networking Improving the Attendee Experience" IT expert Corbin Ball writes about mobile social tools that are for free or at very low cost.

Collective intelligence. A plenary session brings together knowledge. How to use it? More

Diversity. A panel of diversity reaches out to the audience. How diverse is your association? More
After the meeting in Budapest
Anikó Ferenczy, Director Hungarian Convention Bureau

Famous sites to visit:
Budapest offers beautiful green areas, romantic streets and world famous sites to visit: A huge part of Budapest is part of the Unesco’s World Cultural Heritage list: the Buda Castle area, the Banks of the River Danube, the Gellért Bath, the Parliament building, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and so many more...
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"It's crucial for practitioners and researchers to begin a dialogue"

Dilip K. Das, Ph.D., Founding President of the International Police Executive Symposium, IPES

Your International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) is just going on. The theme is: Global Issues In Contemporary Policing. Could you please name two of them?
This year our 23rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Interior and Hungarian National Police. Under the theme of Global Issues in Contemporary Policing we will explore: 1. Collaboration between police research and practice. Policing has been traditionally based on rule of thumb policy. Our goal is for police to make use of research. 2. Multicultural Policing - the world has become diverse with many countries having expansive cultural minorities...
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Important conferences
UIA Asia23-24/10/2013 SingaporeMore
UIA Europe12/11/2013 BrusselsMore

Important trade shows
CIBTM02-04/09/2013 BeijingMore
IMEX America15-17/10/2013 Las VegasMore

Number of the month

50th edition. The Yearbook of International Organizations is in its 50th edition. Its 1st edition, published in 1948, described 837, its 50th edition 66,298 international organizations.
New associations
IndustriALL Global Union (IndustriALL)
http: //w w w. industriall-union. org
European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM)
http: //w w w. eapm. eu. com
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
http: //w w w. avpn. asia
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