Bids for GR20 and GR21

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The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation will hold its triennial conferences GR20 and GR21 in 2013 and 2016. Please consider seriously whether you or your group could host either of them. Normally only bids for the next conference would be considered, but because of the possible link with centenary celebrations for general relativity we will also be willing to consider preliminary bids for GR21. Bids should be presented at the GR19 meeting in July 2010 in Mexico City.

Guidelines on what is needed are posted on the Society’s Web site at, and institutions or groups considering making a bid are encouraged to contact the Secretary, Prof. Malcolm MacCallum, at m.a.h.maccallum[AT], for further guidance if required. Past conferences have to some extent cycled between Europe, North America and the rest of the world but there has been no definite rule (e.g. there were successive meetings in India and South Africa) so no site is ruled out at this stage (although preference would probably be given to those which did not host the meeting in the last decade or so). Please also let the Secretary know at least a couple of weeks before GR19 if you do eventually decide to present a bid, so that he can schedule presentations.