The registration platform is OPEN. You may check the overview of fees here and read the step-by-step registration instructions as well as cancellation and refund policy below.

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Registration Guidelines

  • All international and national fees are payable in Euros (EUR) through credit card, PayPal, and bank transfer, and are quoted per person.
  • The fees for the in-person meetings cover full access to all sessions, workshops, site visits, technical tours, Congress publication materials, lunches, coffee breaks, reception dinner, and gala dinner. Meanwhile, the fees for virtual participation cover the costs of article publication as well as the expenses incurred by the organising team in the preparation and adaptation to a hybrid format.
  • ISOCARP requires that at least one of the authors of a paper or a case study pay a registration fee on or before 31 August 2021 in order to present their contribution in the Congress and for the paper to be published and included in the proceedings. Failure to register will result in withdrawal of the submission from the 57th World Planning Congress proceedings and programme. The rest of the co-authors and other participants/audiences who will register for the Congress are welcome to enjoy the same access to the Congress.
  • The Congress Team members of each track will decide on the presentation schedules, on a thematic basis, once all contributions and registration fees have been received. All full paper contributions of authors who registered for and presented during the Congress will be included in the Congress proceedings. Only paid registrations are considered confirmed
  • Authors who already presented during the ISOCARP 2020 Virtual Congress will also have the opportunity to present in-person in Doha, Qatar in November 2021, if they prefer, corresponding to the in-person Congress registration fees. The authors must, however, resubmit their abstract via the ISOCARP 2021 submission platform.
  • The author, by submitting a paper for the 2021 ISOCARP Congress, guarantees that the work submitted is original and has not been previously published. The only exception to this rule is if the work has been published in the ISOCARP 2020 Virtual Congress Proceedings.
  • We strongly recommend all participants of the 57th ISOCARP Virtual World Planning Congress to join ISOCARP as a member or to renew their memberships timely. 

Registration Procedures

IMPORTANT: If you have submitted an abstract or you already have an account on the Congress website for another reason, please log in to your account first before purchasing a ticket. If you buy the ticket without being logged in, we cannot assign the ticket to the account you submitted an abstract with.

The various fee categories for participants are classified into two ticket groups: (A) For ISOCARP members or (B) For all other participants who are NOT members of ISOCARP. Through the ticket form, you can purchase tickets for up to 9 persons. If you want to buy tickets for 10 or more people together, you qualify for a 10% discount. In this case, please contact us directly via

Step-by-step instructions:

1. To buy tickets, please log in to your account first then proceed to the ticketing page.

2. If you do not have an account yet, proceed directly to the ticketing page.

3. Please select the number of attendees first at the bottom of the page.

4. Then, fill out the form with the requested information. If you are logged in to your account, these fields will be automatically filled out when you tick the auto-fill option.

5. On the right-hand side of the form, select the ticket category per attendee. If you are buying tickets for multiple participants, make sure to use the correct email address of each attendee. DO NOT use a single email address for all.

6. If you have a special code / discount code, fill it in on the bottom right corner of the page and click "Apply".

7. Afterwards, click "Checkout" and complete the payment procedures. Registration can be paid via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

8. You will find your tickets and invoices - both pending and confirmed - on the Dashboard of your account. 

  • Credit card and PayPal transactions: Once payment is successful, you will receive an email notification with your tickets.
  • Bank transfer transactions: You will receive an automated email notification with the invoice as well as instructions on how to make the transfer. Once we have received the payment, you will receive a confirmation via email with your tickets.

General Conditions

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Cancellation of registration must be sent to the ISOCARP Secretariat at
  • Cancellations received before 15 September 2021: 100% refund minus transfer/handling costs (EUR 20,-)
  • Cancellations received from 15 September 2021 to 15 October 2021: 50% refund.
  • Cancellations received from 16 October onwards: no refund.

In the event that registered delegates would be unable to attend the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Doha, Qatar on 8-11 November 2021 due to last-minute changes in government imposed travel restrictions, the registration will be automatically converted to virtual only registration in accordance to the original registration category. The difference in registration fees will be refunded.

There will be no refunds for cancellations of virtual only registrations.

Should ISOCARP be forced to cancel the in-person event in Doha, the Congress will be moved to a fully virtual format. If for any reason, the Congress must be completely canceled, all registration fees will be refunded. ISOCARP and its local host, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, will not assume responsibility for any additional costs or charges, including but not limited to payments made for travel and accommodation.

Force Majeure and Cancellation

ISOCARP cannot be held liable by attendees for either the partial or total non-execution of the event due to circumstances beyond the control of ISOCARP (force majeure), including but not limited to, credible threats of natural disaster in the geographic vicinity, war, eruption of transportation facilities, governmental travel advisory, civil disturbance or any other comparable events beyond the parties' control. 

Under these circumstances, ISOCARP reserves the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future congress, or to reimburse the attendees after deducting the costs already incurred for the organisation of the event and which could not be recovered from third parties.

Modification of the Programme

ISOCARP reserves the right to modify the programme for the virtual sessions and in-person activities. No refunds will be granted for reasons related to the programme (including change of speakers).

Acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions

The General Terms and Conditions written on the ISOCARP Congress Platform shall manage your use of our platform and the participation in the Congress. These General Terms and Conditions as well as ISOCARP's Privacy Policy will be applied fully and affect your use of this platform. By using this platform, you agreed to accept these General Terms and Conditions. You shall not use this platform if you disagree with any of these General Terms and Conditions.

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