Over the years, the annual meeting has become a cornerstone of the Society’s direct interaction with its membership and the place where those interested in exposure science can meet, exchange ideas, and develop ideas for the future. Initially, all meetings were held in collaboration with another society.
At the time our society was too small to have a meeting on its own. This approach also helped with increasing our visibility among other societies and disciplines. The year 1997 marked the first time ISES had its own annual meeting, and this now happens routinely, with the goal to have a joint meeting every third year with another society. The need for ISES “only “ meetings was determined to be essential for determining how well ISES was achieving its goals and mission.
It has been recommended that in the coming years the Society also plan specialty conferences devoted to particular areas of interest and new areas of concern to the membership and others.