I am very excited to be back in Boston for NPS 2013, and very grateful to Simone and her team for picking up the short preparation period when Chicago decided not to host in 2013.
As for Simone's comment that NPS 2014 is due for bid in August, I'm sorry to say that the SM vote for NPS 2014 should have been in March at WOWPS in Denver. Bid cycle posted below. What happens when we did not have any qualified bids in March is that the selection process falls to the EC for securing a host as soon as possible to allow for a 2 year preparation period for the event.
I am very glad to say that the EC has acted on securing a host for NPS 2014, and I will have an announcement very soon.
otes for NPS occur:
NPS 2012 - SM Meeting March 2010
NPS 2013 - SM Meeting March 2011
NPS 2014 - SM Meeting March 2012
NPS 2015 - SM Meeting March 2013
NPS 2016 - SM Meeting March 2014
Votes for iWPS occur: **
iWPS 2012 - SM Meeting August 2010
iWPS 2013 - SM Meeting August 2011
iWPS 2014 - SM Meeting August 2012
iWPS 2015 – SM Meeting August 2013
iWPS 2016 – SM Meeting August 2014
tbd by EC, announced at March SM meetings
If you are interested in seeing one of PSI's inspiring events in your town, please take a look at the bid process and forms that are in a thread at the top of this forum, and also, please email me, even if you are still in the germinal phase of thinking maybe you might want to host an event someday. Each event has an event coordinator, whose job is to help you complete a good bid, and then help you coordinate a most successful event. Not saying it's easy, just saying we have pretty good processes in place.
The next couple of events where bids are needed are (if memory serve me correctly):
iWPS 2013 and 2014