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How to become an AC Forum Member? 

AC Forum membership is for European and International associations with a base in Europe that organise their own congress and have salaried in-house congress staff that carry the major responsibility for the congress organisation.

At a minimum, the membership requirements are as follows:

  • The organisation has a permanent office in Europe with salaried staff;
  • The organisation does not contract an external association management company to manage its organisation;
  • The organisation organises conferences on a regular basis, e.g. every 4 years, with a minimum number of 2000 registered participants;
  • The organisation manages the majority of organisational activities (scientific programme, abstract handling, registration, financial control, commercial sponsorship, hotel accommodation, exhibition, social events, venue contracts and price control) of its conference under the executive responsibility of a senior member of staff having substantial responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organisation's conference.

To apply for AC Forum membership, please complete the membership application form. You are also requested to send an e-mail to the Secretary General together with the association’s statutes, setting out why you would like to become a member. Please send the e-mail to before 1 October.

Member applications are reviewed by the AC Forum Board and decided on by the General Assembly of AC Forum Members in January. Member applicants are required to present their application to the General Assembly before the final decision is taken by the members.   

AC Forum Secretariat

Nina Nürnberger
T: +41 21 343 4400

Registered Address

AC Forum
c/o Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Dr. Karl Lueger-Platz 5
A-1010 Wien

Corresponding Address

AC Forum
c/o EFORT Head Office
La Pièce 2
1180 Rolle (VD)