The nominal length of the monthly IQA Session shall be five consecutive days starting at 8:00 am on the second Monday of each month. This shall be adjusted as required to meet circumstances. Monthly Sessions shall be a minimum of one day, but otherwise no longer than necessary. All Members shall reside in facilities provided by the IQA throughout the IQA Session. The Session lengths shall be approximately as follows:
- The initial Session shall be four days, second Monday 8:00am through Thursday 5:00pm, during which the IQA shall adopt a short-term schedule for subsequent Sessions.
- The first year budget should enable the Sessions to average up to ten days per month.
- The second year budget should enable up to seven days.
- Subsequent annual budgets should enable up to five days.
Between IQA Sessions members may return to their families and work wherever located, or go to a location elsewhere in the continental United States, but must return before eight am on the first day of the next IQA Session. Visitors to Members at the IQA Facilities shall not be permitted. With Plenary Session approval, specified Members may remain at the IQA facilities after the end of a Session to complete unfinished work.