ISEA is now accepting bids to host ISEA2008


The series of symposia known as the International Symposium on Electronic Art was initiated in 1988 to create and maintain an international network of organizations and individuals active in the field of electronic arts.
In 1990 this network took shape as an association, founded in The
Netherlands, called the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA).

ISEA was established to oversee the continuance of the symposia and each symposium promotes the aims and objectives of the Inter-Society: the event and the society are therefore mutually supportive. Both ISEA and the Symposium are dedicated to the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communication/cooperation between the arts and the fields of technology, science, education, and industry. Beyond its integral support of the symposium ISEA also realizes its mission by supporting other events, developing partnerships, implementing culturally diverse initiatives, as well as through publishing and archiving. ISEA is committed to collaboration, membership participation, and the creation of new work.

The aims of the Inter-Society and of the ISEA symposia are

  • the promotion of communication between organizations and individuals active in the field of the electronic arts
  • the creation of a structured approach towards the problems and potentials of electronic art.
  • the promotion of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communication/cooperation between the arts and the fields of technology, science, education, and industry.
  • research, presentation and exhibition of work related to ISEA’s mission.

For information on previous ISEA symposia, please see the ISEA website:


Submissions will be accepted from:

Category 1: (Educational) institutes (universities, art schools, museums, etc.), (artistic, cultural or scientific) organizations, overnment bodies, etc
Category 2: Congress organizing bureaus;
Category 3: Umbrella organizations created for the purpose of hosting an ISEA Symposium.
Category 2 applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of organizing earlier, comparable and successful events.
Category 3 applicants must show evidence of support and thus prove the feasibility of their financial plan.


All candidates are strongly advised to carefully read through the recently revised "Guidelines for Symposium Host Candidates" on the ISEA website at before they submit their letter of intent.

If you cannot access these guidelines online, please contact ISEA HQ at for a copy of the guidelines.


The ISEA Board of Directors currently invites those interested in hosting ISEA2006 to manifest their interest. The following schedule applies to this call for bids:

MARCH 31, 2006: Deadline for letters of interest – indicating location, host organization, year, and (if possible) dates of the proposed Symposium
APRIL 15, 2006 – Board vote on submissions
MAY 22, 2006 – Deadline for full proposals
JUNE 30, 2006 – Announcement of ISEA2006 host


All letters of intent must be sent by post, fax or email to ISEA HQ by March 31, 2006. No late submissions will be accepted.

ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 20 6273758

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