Approved by the CSLA Board of Directors on 15 March 1983. Revised 23 October 2013.
Selecting the right destination for the CSLA Congress is critical. The rationale behind choosing the next conference destination should be a business case. It will protect the association and mitigate risk. It may also help the CSLA reduce costs and ultimately manage all stakeholder expectations. The destination must be appealing, accessible and affordable; this will ultimately drive the delegate numbers.
The CSLA holds an annual Congress to hold Board Meetings, an Annual General meeting, an awards banquet and the investiture of new members of the College of Fellows. It also provides an opportunity for professional development and networking for members.
For many years, the CSLA partnered with a component association, who would, on the CSLA’s behalf, organize the Congress. Since 2013, however, the CSLA has taken on the planning of the Congress, often maintaining the host relationship with a component and relying on the component association for a segment of the planning.
A list of previous CSLA Congresses can be found at the end of this policy/guideline, in Schedule A.
Guidelines for Roles and Responsibilities of the CSLA and Component Organization
The following are guidelines for sharing areas of responsibility for the Congress:
_Coordination with venue
_Call for sponsors
_Call for presenters
_Graphic design and layout
_Coordination of registration
_On-site trade show coordination
_Setting theme, program and selecting presenters
_Appointing a Congress Chair and Planning Committee
_Establishing Congress budget
_Setting the schedule
Guidelines for the Evaluation of a Congress Destination/Date
In selecting the Congress location and dates, the following elements should be evaluated:
Destination Appeal and Resources for Participants:
Guideline about International Destinations and Remote Congresses
The CSLA may host a Congress in an international destination no more than every 5 years.
International destinations must:
Etobicoke Centre Public Space and Streetspace Plan (Toronto)
2012 National Merit Award - Planning and Analysis / Honneur national 2012 - Planification et analyse