The annual conference is the most important activity of the Society, and therefore hosting it is a very important contribution to the Society. In addition, being a host for this event can bring fame (sorry, no fortune) to the hosting individuals and organizations, and attract local interest in the field. In this meeting we will discuss the timetable and activities involved in pre-paring a bid to host the conference, the requirements for a successful bid, and the requirements for a successful conference. We will also discuss the Society’s schedule for conference site rotation, and the role of SIGs and Chapters in conferences. Please attend this meeting if you have any interest in hosting a future conference.