Congress Postponement Update - 30 April 2020

We are pleased to announce that the revised procedures and timelines for the 26th IPSA World Congress to be held in Lisbon 10-14 July 2021, are now available on the Congress website.

The main theme of the Congress remains New Nationalisms in an Open World and all accepted panels and papers will be maintained in what is an outstanding Congress Program. Participants who will not attend the 2021 Congress, must cancel their participation by 15 October 2020.

Registered Participants

If you have already registered to the 2020 World Congress, your registration will be carried forward to 2021 along with any role(s) you may have in the program. 

To express our appreciation for your ongoing support and participation, we are pleased to offer a complimentary one-year IPSA membership to all IPSA members who maintain their registration. Your bonus year will be added to your current IPSA membership after 15 October 2020.

If you decide to cancel your participation, please do so by emailing us at before 15 October 2020. Please check our refund policy on the Congress website. 

World Congress Registration Reopens on 20 May 2020

You may proceed to registration as of 20 May 2020. Please note that all Congress participants must be individual members of IPSA to register for the World Congress.

If you register for the IPSA World Congress 2021 by 15 October 2020, you will receive a bonus one-year IPSA membership. This bonus year will come into effect after the expiration date of your current IPSA membership. If you are currently not an IPSA member, you will need to become one before benefiting from the bonus year of membership.

Updated Documents for Participants Available as of 20 May 2020

Starting 20 May 2020, Congress related documents will be available to participants by logging into their IPSA online at in [My Congress] user menu.

Additional Call for Proposals: 1 September - 20 October 2020

To give the opportunity to new participants to attend the 2021 Congress, an additional Call for Proposals will be open from 1 September to 20 October 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at