Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however you must be signed up for a free IPSA website account to be able to submit a panel. In order to participate and register for the World Congress you must become an IPSA member.

 

Once your registration is completed, you may access the following three documents in PDF format In [My Congress] user menu, under 'Registration'.

  • Official Registration Receipt
  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice

NOTE: Your contact information on the receipt/invoice  (name, address, institution, etc) is taken from your online profile. If the institutional information or address needs to be modified, please modify your profile.

Participants that have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 27 April 2021. Failure to do so will result in a withdrawal from the program.

Participants that will simply attend and do not take part in the Congress program can register online until 14 July 2021.

  • If you already completed the registration, you can access the invoice in PDF format. In [My Congress] user menu, under 'Registration' the following documents in PDF format are available.
    • Invitation Letter
    • Official Registration Invoice
    • Official Registration Receipt
  • If you have not completed the online registration form, you must create a pending registration in order to obtain an invoice.
    Please complete the online registration form and once you get to the payment method, please select Check or money order:
    • Complete the registration form
      If the fiscal information (VAT or FIN) of your institution should be on the invoice/receipt, be sure to enter it in the Institutional information section.
    • In Order information, please select 'Check or money order' as the method of payment and click [Continue to review]
    • In Review, click on [Pay and complete purchase]

Invoice:
Once the online form is completed, access the invoice in PDF format in [My Congress] user menu, under 'Registration'.

NOTE: Your contact information on the receipt/invoice  (name, address, institution, etc) is taken from your online profile. If the institutional information or address needs to be modified, please modify your profile.

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 01 April 2021 if they wish to appear in the Printed Program. 27 April 2021 is the final registration deadline for all panelists.

All cancellations must be sent in writing to the IPSA Secretariat at wc2020@ipsa.org. Registrations cancelled before 15 April 2020 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee paid; cancellations received as of 16 April 2020 and no-shows will not be refunded. If mailed, the 50% refund will apply to notifications post-marked by 7 April 2020.

Furthermore, for those participants unable to attend due to official government or university issued travel bans, effective at the time of the Congress, IPSA will take the exceptional step to refund the full registration fee upon presentation of appropriate proof.

Please note: membership fees are non-refundable. New and renewed membership will continue to be valid even if registration to the World Congress is cancelled.  If you cannot attend the World Congress, please send your cancellation notice as soon as possible, to allow your panel to find a replacement in time.

The registration fees give delegates access to the 4 day Congress Program comprised of over 500 panels, 4 Plenary sessions, Special sessions, Opening and Closing ceremonies and social events and receptions.

Registration fees do not include food and accommodations. Congress participants are responsible for covering all congress and travel expenses, such as plane tickets, accommodations, transfer from and to the airport, food, conference fees, etc.
 

We appreciate your patience in waiting for the next update on 30 April before contacting the IPSA Congress team as we are currently working on developing new procedures and timelines for 2021. 

After this date, feel free to contact us at the following email addresses:

For questions about Congress program or registration, email wc2021@ipsa.org 

For questions about membership, email membership@ipsa.org

For general IPSA inquiries, email info@ipsa.org 

 

There will be a limited number of travel grants offered for congress participants. Travel Grant applications were made available on our website from 5 December 2019 to 5 February 2020.
In order to apply for the grant, the delegate must meet two criteria:

  1. must live and work (or study) in emerging/developing economies (list of eligible countries),
  2. must have a role in the Congress program (ie. chair, discussant, paper author)

NOTE: All travel grant applications must be completed online using the IPSA account, without exceptions. E-mail requests will not be treated.

Travel grant recipients already contacted on February 27 2020 will be able to use their travel grant for the World Congress in 2021.If a 2020 travel grant recipient cannot attend the World Congress in 2021, another candidate from the 2020 call for proposals will be considered.Due to limited funding available for travel grants a call for applications in 2021 will not occur.
 

Yes, all Congress participants must be individual IPSA members in 2021 to register for the World Congress. You may become a member during the online registration process using your IPSA account. IPSA membership is not necessary to submit a panel or paper proposal; only for participation and attendance at the World Congress.

IPSA announced the postponement of the 2020 World Congress to July 2021 on 1 April 2020. The registration system is suspended temporarily until 30 April 2020 while the IPSA Congress team works on developing new procedures and timelines for 2021. 

A letter of invitation will be available to fully registered and paid delegates in electronic format (PDF) from "My Congress" user menu. Registration must be completed and paid before a Letter of Invitation is made available in the participant's online account.

Do not send e-mails requesting an invitation letter before you fill out your online registration and complete the payment.

Once the online registration is completed, you may access the documents under the “Registration” header in "My Congress" in PDF format.

  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice
  • Official Registration Receipt