Invitations for Expressions of Interest to host the Triennial Congress in 2025

AILC-ICLA Congresses are held every three years. The next Congress will be in 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The 2019 Congress was held in Macau, and the previous ones were in Vienna (2016) and Paris (2013).

We are now inviting expressions of interest from Universities or National Associations that may wish to host the XXIV Triennial Congress in 2025.

The Congress normally takes place in late July or August and, as a general rule, lasts seven days. Depending on years, congresses have attracted between 1000 and 2000 delegates from all over the world. The AILC-ICLA is committed to inclusivity and the support of junior scholars alongside established ones. Official languages for the Congress, including all published information and website, are French, English and the local language(s).

Given the complexity of organising such a large event, we wish to enable extensive lead time for the organisation. We would like to dialogue with potential hosts, sharing with them our Congress Hosting Guide, and we aim to select the location for 2025 at the 2022 Congress, when the General Assembly of members can approve the choice, or choose through a vote if there are multiple proposals. A Memorandum of Understanding will be then agreed and signed by both parties.

The ICLA offers a contribution of $10,000 towards the costs of organising the Congress. Delegates’ fees and sponsorships will cover the rest of the expenses.

The Congress will also be the occasion of a meeting, before the academic programme starts, of the ICLA Executive Council, and, during the Congress, of the General Assemblies and the elections of the new Executive Council. Arrangements for these are part of the organisation of the Congress.

For further information or to express interest, please contact both Secretaries, Anne Tomiche ( and Paulo Horta (

A list of past Congresses can be found here: