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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Certification will be issued to all participants who attended their panel and fulfilled their role (paper author, paper co-author, chair, co-chair, discussant or participant). A certificate of attendance and a letter of participation will be available in electronic format (PDF) in the participant's user account [My Congress] after 16 July 2025.

You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however you must be signed in to your IPSA website account to be able to submit a panel or paper proposal. Note that you must become an IPSA member in order to participate and register for the World Congress.

IPSA offers a limited number of travelgrants to help offset the cost of traveling to the World Congress.

To access the Travel Grant application form, log in to your IPSA account and select Application under Travel Grants in the [My Congress] menu.

For more information, please visit the Travel Grants page.

Please consult the Individual Membership Benefits to learn about the various perks of being an IPSA member.

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 8 May 2025. Failure to do so will result in a withdrawal from the program.

Participants who will simply attend and do not take part in the Congress program can register online until 11 July 2023.

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Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 8 May 2025. Participants who do not complete the Congress registration by this date are withdrawn from the Congress Program.

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

  • 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.

The registration fees give delegates access to the entire four-day Congress Program.

Introduced in 2023, the World Congress registration fee will be based on the country of residence of delegates. By recognizing the financial disparity between countries, residents of Upper-Middle Income Economies and Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies now have access to reduced fees to attend the 2025 World Congress.

  • If you already completed the Congress registration, you may 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 Congress 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, select one of the Pay later / Get an Invoice options as the method of payment and click [Continue to review] Screenshot
      An administrative fee of 30 US$ applies for wire transfers.
    • In Review, click on [Complete Order]

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.

Yes, all Congress participants must be individual IPSA members in 2025 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.

Registrations cancelled before 20 March 2025 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee paid; cancellations received as of 21 March 2025 and no-shows will not be refunded. All cancellations must be sent in writing to the IPSA Secretariat at wc2025@ipsa.org.

Please note: Membership fees are non-refundable or transferable. New and renewed membership will remain 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.