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Amsterdam - 2018

Hosted by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Philanthropic Studies Department

      13th International Conference

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    10-13  JULY  2018


Conference updates can be found on our Blog

Registration is now open - click here to register!
If you are experiencing trouble with online registration, download our registration form -
here, and return to the Secretariat



ISTR Member

US $450

ISTR Student Member

US $300

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Registration refund requests received by the Secretariat before June 1, 2018 will be honored, less a $75 processing fee.  No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2018.

 Authors: All papers must be uploaded the AllAcademic Submission system by June 10, 2018.  This will allow your moderator and conference participants to read your paper in advance of the conference

Paper presentation guidelines

Paper writing and submission guidelines 

Poster presentation guidelines



ISTR has partnered up with Air France and KLM to offer you discounted airfare. Our event ID is 31109AF. Click here to book your flight.

Practical Information: Be sure to download this page and carry it with you when you travel to Amsterdam vis KLM/AirFrance.

Lodging Details: We offer a list of suggested hotels for your stay in Amsterdam during our conference and details for getting around Amsterdam. Please click here for more information.


Exhibit and advertise at our upcoming conference; engage with 800+ leading nonprofit, civil society, and philanthropy scholars from all parts of the world.  
Purchase before April 27, 2018.  Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis.  Artwork is due April 27, 2018.  All ads must comply with our ad and exhibit policy.  To learn more, click here.


Click here to learn more about Professional Development Seminars & Meet the Author Book Signings.



Donatella Della Porta is professor of political science, dean of the Institute for Humanities and the Social Sciences and Director of the PD program in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she
also leads the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). Born in Catania (1956), she graduated in Political Science at the University of the same city in 1978. In 1980, she received the Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and in 1987 her PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute. Based at the University of Florence since 1994 as associate professor, she became full professor in 1998.

To learn more about Donatella Della Porta, please click here.


Click here for more information and to request a visa support letter.


The conference will be held at VU  University Amsterdam, which is located at the South of Amsterdam. The Campus is easily accessible from the center of Amsterdam by various numbers of public transport (metro/tram).


Click here to view our preliminary conference schedule



March 16: Registration Deadline for presenting authors

June 10: All papers must be uploaded the AllAcademic Submission system by June 10, 2018.  This will allow your moderator and conference participants to read your paper in advance of the conference.

June 30: Conference Registration Deadline 


CALL FOR PAPERS (now closed)

Democracy and Legitimacy:  The Role of the Third Sector in a Globalizing World
To read the full call, please click here.

Abstract Review Process
Click here to learn about our abstract review process.

 Conference Academic Committee

  • Ruth Phillips (Co-Chair), Australia
  • John Mohan (Co-Chair), United Kingdom
  • Susan Appe, USA

  • Daniel Barragan, Ecuador

  • Anna Domaradzka, Poland

  • Markus Ketola, United Kingdom

  • Kyungja Jung, Australia

  • Shauna Mottiar, South Africa

  • Janice Nga, Malaysia

  • Alasdair Rutherford, United Kingdom

  • Theo Schuyt, The Netherlands

  • Armindo Teodosio, Brazil

  •  Deena White, Canada

  • Lili Wang, USA

  •  Jiangang Zhu, China





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