SAS2030 bids

We welcome bids to host the XXI International Small Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2030). Bids will be presented and voted on during SAS2024.

The SAS2024 Conference organizers, with the Commission on Small-Angle Scattering of the International Union of Crystallography, hereby solicit applications from scientific institutions to host a forthcoming International Small Angle Scattering Conference in 2030.

Those who wish to organize the SAS2030 conference are kindly asked to submit a bid via Criteria for the bid document, submission process, and evaluation board may be found below.

After the deadline, all bids will be available online for viewing and discussion by the community. Further discussion will then take place at the SAS2024 conference, followed by a public vote of the registered participants. This discussion and the vote results will be taken as a recommendation to an evaluation board to award the conference.


Those interested in submitting bids are invited to post them as soon as possible, but not later than Aug. 1st, 2024. Completed SAS2030 bid applications should be submitted via email to (Set the subject line of the email to: SAS2030 host bid nomination)

Evaluation Board

The evaluation board will comprise:

  • The Chairpersons of the previous three SAS Conference Organizing Committees (SAS2022, SAS2024, and SAS2027)
  • Three recognized and substantially engaged conference experts from the SAS community
  • Three members of the IUCr SAS Commission

The Commission hopes that this procedure will ensure long-term planning of the conferences, taking into account geographical balance while being open, thorough, and fair.

SAS2030 Conference Site Bid Criteria

Bidders will be expected to provide:

  • The proposed date(s) for the Conference
  • A motivation for wanting to host the Conference
  • The names of the members of the Local Organizing Committee (the Chairperson(s) should be indicated)
  • The name(s) of the Chairperson(s) of the Scientific Program Committee
  • Evidence of previous successful conference organization
  • Details of any special scientific sessions or initiatives that are proposed
  • Details of any local initiatives or legislation that may promote (e.g., scientific or cultural exchange agreements) or hinder (e.g., visa restrictions, travel embargoes) the attendance of delegates from various parts of the world
  • Details of the proposed venue and its infrastructure (which must be capable of seating 350 delegates in Plenary sessions and provide for multiple parallel sessions, poster sessions, and a commercial exhibition)
  • A representative picture of, or a link to the website for, the venue
  • Details of the convenience of delegate travel to and from the venue
  • Details of the capacity, cost, and distance of delegate accommodation (a range of accommodation is preferred)
  • A projection of the standard delegate registration fee and details of what it will cover
  • Details of support for students, young scientists, and scientists from under-privileged countries
  • Details of the likely climatic conditions at the venue on those dates
  • Details of local tourist attractions and possible extra-curricular social engagements

Recent Conference History

  • SAS2024, XIX, Taipei, Taiwan
  • SAS2022, XVIII, Campinas, Brazil
  • SAS2018, XVII, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
  • SAS2015, XVI, Berlin, Germany
  • SAS2012, XV, Sydney, Australia
  • SAS2009, XIV, Oxford, UK
  • SAS2006, XIII, Kyoto, Japan
  • SAS2002, XII, Venice, Italy

A more complete conference history appears on the journal article.

 Important Dates

Abstract submission opening:
Feb. 1, 2024

Registration opening:
Feb. 1, 2024

Guinier prize nomination opening:
Apr. 1, 2024

JAC special issue paper submission starts:
Apr. 15, 2024

Abstract submission deadline:
Apr. 30, 2024

SAS2030 proposal opening:
Jun. 1, 2024

Abstract acceptance notification:
Jun. 1, 2024

Close of Guinier prize nomination
Jun. 1, 2024

Early bird registration deadline:
Jul. 1, 2024

Registration deadline:
Oct. 1, 2024

Nov. 3-8, 2024

Close of JAC special issue paper submission:
Nov. 24, 2024

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