Vienna Convention Bureau
2 July 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe15th Congress of the International Union of Immunological Societies, 22-27/08/13, Milan +++ 32nd Annual Conference of the International Academy of Nursing Editors, 29-31/07/13, Cork +++ 42nd Annual Conference of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association, 31/08-03/09/13, Malmo
Asia35th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 08-13/09/13, Chengdu +++ 11th Quadrennial International Meeting of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, 13-16/09/13, Gifu +++ 40th Annual Congress of the Asian Pacific Dental Students Association, 19-24/08/13, Bali
America20th Biennial Congress of the International Society for Skiing Safety, 04-10/08/13, San Carlos de Bariloche +++ 10th Quadrennial Congress of the International Phycological Society, 04-10/08/13, Orlando FL +++ 30th Symposium of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, 11-15/08/13, Montreal
Africa6th Africa Conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 02-05/09/13, Lusaka +++ 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 12-16/08/13, Arusha +++ 3rd Africa Rice Congress of the Africa Rice Center, 21-24/10/13, Yaounde
Pacific24th Biennial Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, 25-29/08/13, Perth +++ 17th Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society, 06-08/09/13, Adelaide +++ 25th Triennial Conference on the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association, 26-30/08/13, Suva
Visas: check afresh
by Judy Wickens, UIA

Requirements. Associations hold meetings, and face-to-face meetings need participants. Although nowadays registration and travel can be arranged with a click or two, obtaining visas permitting the traveller to reach the destination often takes much longer than in the past.

Procedures and conditions change frequently, so both organisers and participants should inquire, double-check and above all assume nothing, even if 'it's just the same event as last year'…
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New jobs

Career. The World Development Foundation in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, is looking for a Country Director. UIA's International Associations Jobs Board offers World of Associations News readers one free job listing, use the coupon code WAN2013.
Volunteer Leaders

Study. New research suggests that more interdependent teams and less time in meetings make a big difference. See Study „What Drives Volunteer Leaders’ Commitment“ published in the American Sociological Review, read in Associations Now.
New technology

Webcasts. The on-demand webcasts from the International and European Associations Congress are now available online. 30 hours of presentations to view on your pc, ipad or tablet. Sessions are available here.

Diversity. A panel of diversity reaches out to the audience. How diverse is your association? More

Charity. A Lions Club in Berlin held its first Lions Charity Boxing Gala. Did the guests like it? More
IBTM India
After the meeting in Ghent
Annick Debels, Director Gent Congres

My favourite spots: Top restaurants:

Instead of highlighting three top restaurants, I would like to highlight three tasty trends as a result of the culinary revolution going on in Ghent. Three young and rebellious chefs are breaking with the gastronomic laws of dining. These three Flemish Foodies hate to stick by the rules...
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"Navigate the complexities of the global educational landscape"

Prof. Dr. Cheryl J. Craig, Secretary General of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, ISATT

"Teaching for 21st Century Skills" is among the main conference topics at your upcoming ISATT Biennial Conference 2013. Which are the "21st Century Skills"?
In a nutshell, 21st century skills, as understood by the ISATT community, are those skills that teacher educators, teachers and students will need to navigate the complexities of the global educational landscape as they press toward a future that is yet unknown. ISATT members focus on “a future worth choosing” (United Nations High Level Panel on Sustainability, 2010) rather than...
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Important conferences
UIA Asia23-24/10/2013 SingaporeMore
UIA Europe12/11/2013 BrusselsMore

Important trade shows
IT&CM India20-22/08/2013 DelhiMore
CIBTM02-04/09/2013 BeijingMore

Number of the month

International congresses. The top 6 cities in the UIA’s annual report “International Meetings Statistics” (released in June for conferences in the year 2012) are: Singapore, Brussels, Vienna, Tokyo, Paris, and Seoul.
New associations
International Street Painting Society (ISPS)
internationalstreetpaintingsociety. com
European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA)
http: //sugarrefineries. org
Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO)
http: //w w w. afocosec. org/
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