Following the success of the 2015 Dublin conference, we look forward eagerly to the sixth (or perhaps more correctly, seventh?) International Spenser Society conference. Bids are now sought for a host for the next International Spenser Society conference. Potential hosts should put together a short document including details of the venue(s), organizer(s), likely dates, rationale, a preliminary budget and details of additional financial support available locally. The bids will be assessed by the Executive Committee at MLA 2018. Please send the final bid-document to Jane Grogan (firstname.lastname@example.org), before December 15 2017. Any queries should also be addressed to her before December 15th.