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IALP Procedures for Composium/Special Events


Proposals for composiums or special events must be submitted to the President Elect for approval, by at least 6 months before the date of the event. The President-Elect will review the proposal and forward it to the Executive Committee who will review and decide about proposal within 30 days of submission.


The proposal should include:

  1. Name of the Committee chair/IALP Board member who will be responsible for the event
  2. Name of the local organizer/s taking responsibility for assistance with on-site arrangements at the planned venue
  3. Description of the event (title, the main topic, goals, format, speakers, anticipated audience, etc.,) – approximately 1 A4 sheet
  4. The proposed budget  which should include: The anticipated income and expenses (such as local financial support, IALP funds being requested, local charges, estimated break even points). The budget should include funding for one member of the IALP Board to be present during the special event, covering hotel and travel expenses. This person, to be appointed by the Executive Committee or designee, should be involved in the organization of the Special Event from the very beginning.
  5. The names and number of presenters; presenters can receive an honorarium, hotel room and meal reimbursement from composium profits.
  6. Profits. Once expenses incurred by IALP are reimbursed, profits should be split between IALP and the local organizing group. 50% of the surplus or 2.5% of the income of the composium, whichever is the larger, should be forwarded to the IALP general operating funds following the composium not later than 6 months after the event. The other 50% goes to a Special Committee budget line or split with the local IALP Affiliated Society, should this be involved. In the event of losses being incurred, these would not be covered by the IALP but would be the responsibility of the Committee Chair.


If the composium proposal is approved, up to 1,250 EUR can be authorized by the EC for use as seed money, with the understanding that those funds will be reimbursed from the proceeds following the composium with a detailed accounting report to the IALP treasurer, not later than 6 months after the event.


22 August 2010

Revised February 2011

IALP Board