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World Congress 2023

Note: The deadline for submitting proposals for the IALE World Congress 2023 was 1 January 2021. No further proposals will be accepted. The submitted proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Executive Committee soon. 

The International Association for Landscape Ecology invited proposals for the 2023 World Congress.  The IALE World Congress is the premier event for landscape ecologists worldwide and regular attracts ~1000 attendees.  The event lasts one week and includes plenaries, symposium, oral sessions, posters sessions, a social dinner, and field trips.  

Past locations include:    

  • 2003 – Darwin, Australia  
  • 2007 – Wageningen, The Netherlands  
  • 2011 – Beijing, China  
  • 2015 – Portland, Oregon, USA  
  • 2019 – Milan, Italy   

IALE is committed to providing the fullest support for hosting the event including loans, direct travel support for young scholars, processes and procedures developed over the past 20 years, program assistance, registration, etc.  We encourage all interested parties to submit a proposal, particularly regions who have not previously hosted, such as Africa and Latin America. 


  • All proposals must be routed through an IALE national or regional chapter. We will not accept proposals directly from individuals, academic/research institutions, or private companies.
  • Provide details about the city, transportation options, and local amenities (e.g. locations for field trips).
  • Provide potential venues, the name of institutional (s) support (not sponsors), and name of potential conference chair/co-chair   
  • Provide an overview of the meeting management structure. Will there be support from an events company?
  • Provide details about meeting sustainability efforts:  How do we reduce our meeting footprint?   

Past World Congress

10th IALE World Congress

2019 in Milan, Italy Website

9th IALE World Congress

2015 in Portland Oregon, USA

8th IALE World Congress 

2011 in Beijing, China Website

7th IALE World Congress 

2007 in Wageningen, Netherlands 

6th IALE World Congress 

2003 in Darwin, Australia 

5th IALE World Congress 

1999 in Colorado, USA 

4th IALE World Congress

1995 in Toulouse, France 

3th IALE World Congress 

1991 in Ottawa, Canada 

2nd IALE International Seminar 

1987 in M√ľnster, Germany 

1st IALE Seminar 

1983 in Roskilde, Denmark




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