ICES has been running for more than 20 years. Information about its origins and development was included in the introduction to the December 2014 special issue of the Journal of Official Statistics, which presented papers from ICES-IV. Information about its evolution and topic areas is included in the overview of the June 2018 special issue of the Journal of Official Statistics (linked here by kind permission of the JOS editors).
2000 ICES, Montréal, Quebéc, Canada
1993 ICES, Buffalo, New York