SERVSIG held its first International Research Conference in 1999. The founding concept was that a different university would host the conference every two years. To ensure novel and fun service experiences, SERVSIG also promised that the conference would never repeat a city. The SERVSIG International Research Conference has taken place in wonderful places around the world like New Orleans, USA; Sydney, Australia; Reims, France; Singapore; Liverpool, UK; Porto, Portugal; Helsinki, Finland; Thessaloniki, Greece; Maastricht, Netherlands; Paris, France; Brisbane, Australia (virtually), and Glasgow, UK.

SERVSIG seeks possible conference hosts for the SERVSIG conference in 2024. The conferences have typically been held in late May or June. SERVSIG always tries to avoid dates when other service conferences are scheduled.

These are some of the essential details that possible conference hosts would need to address in their proposal:
• Background – Of the host school and host city.
• Conference Facilities – These can be on-campus and off-campus.
• Conference Format – SERVSIG prefers a brief two-day conference format on a Friday and Saturday schedule.
• Conference Dinners, Receptions, and Other Events – The conference starts with a Thursday reception, and include conference dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
• Conference Organization – Who would be the conference co-chairs and who would be the conference support staff? (Note that SERVSIG Officers would also select a conference coordinating committee.)
• Hotel Arrangements – What would be the primary conference hotel? What secondary hotels would be available? What would be the estimated prices?
• Travel Arrangements – What are the nearest international airports, train stations, etc.
• Summary of Projected Attendee Prices – Summarize the projected conference attendee prices for registration, hotel, travel, etc.
• Sightseeing Possibilities in Host City or Surrounding Area – Discuss the city, the region, the country, special attractions, etc.

Possible conference hosts should contact SERVSIG Co-Chairs Sertan Kabadayi ( and Kristina Heinonen ( with their questions and inquiries to indicate their interest to host the 2024 conference. 

All conference host proposals must be submitted by Oct 15, 2022. The final decision on the 2024 SERVSIG conference host will be made in October 2022.

Possible conference hosts should contact Ray Fisk, SERVSIG Conference Curator, to indicate their interest in hosting the 2024 conference.