Registration

The IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 provides an opportunity to learn from world-class leaders, network with peers, and establish and foster partnerships with individuals and organisations.

For the ultimate learning and networking experience, join us in person in Geneva. However, if you are unable to travel, you are welcome to register to join us virtually.

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In-person registration includes:

  • Interactive participation in all Forum sessions and events at Palexpo, Geneva
  • Attendance to the opening and closing ceremonies
  • Numerous networking opportunities with 500+ fellow leaders from more than 70 countries
  • Access to the virtual platform and event App, providing opportunities to build your Forum agenda
  • Access to session recordings for three months after the close of the Forum

Registration excludes:

  • Transportation to and from Geneva
  • Airport transfers and local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Excursions
  • Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided from Tuesday, October 8th, to Thursday, October 10th, 2024, except for those with day passes, who will only receive lunch and coffee breaks on the day of their registration.

 

Virtual registration includes:

  • Early access to the virtual platform, enabling you to build your Forum agenda 
  • Live participation in plenary and concurrent sessions
  • Live interaction with speakers via Q&A and polling features
  • Access to session recordings for three months after the close of the Forum

 

Registration fees

To encourage the broadest participation in the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024, we have adjusted this year’s registration fees to make the Forum as accessible as possible.

Registration fees are based on your country of residence, with lower registration fees for participants living in low-, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries (LMIC) as per the World Bank classification.

In addition, Member organisations and Commission Members of IUCN, young professionals under 35 years old and non-profit associations, universities, public research institutions and international organisations benefit from a discounted rate.

Click on your method of participation to view applicable registration fees:

DELEGATES FROM HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES
as per World Bank Classification

 
Early fee
(until 16 July 2024, 23:59 CET)
Standard fee
(17 July - 23 Sept, 23:59 CET)
Late fee
(as of 24 Sept)

Standard

All participants who are not eligible in other categories as defined below.
Early fee: € 950.00
Standard fee: € 1,190.00
Late fee: € 1,590.00

IUCN Members / IUCN Commissions

All participants who are staff of IUCN Member organisations, IUCN Commission members or staff of IUCN National or Regional Committees.
Early fee:€ 355.00
Standard fee:€ 440.00
Late fee:€ 575.00

Universities / Public Research institutions / National government / Regional & subnational government/ International organisations*

All participants professionally affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, museums, research institutes, international and governmental organisations, etc.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 480.00
Standard fee:€ 600.00
Late fee:€ 780.00

Non Governmental Organisations / Non-profit Associations / Philanthropy*

All participants professionally affiliated with non-governmental organisations, non-profit and philanthropy associations.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 430.00
Standard fee:€ 540.00
Late fee:€ 690.00

Young professionals** (under age 35)

Any participant between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of the Forum. Participants registering as young professionals will be required to present proof of age during the Forum.
Early fee: € 195.00
Standard fee:€ 240.00
Late fee:€ 340.00

Day pass

Participants may register to attend one day in person at the Forum, but will not be granted multiple one-day passes. The day pass includes in-person access to all sessions and social evening functions on that day.
Day passes do not give access to the mobile app, virtual platform, and livestreamed or recorded sessions.
Early fee: € 460.00
Standard fee:€ 575.00
Standard fee:€ 690.00

DELEGATES FROM LOW-, LOWER-MIDDLE- AND UPPER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
as per World Bank Classification

 
Early fee
(until 16 July 2024, 23:59 CET)
Standard fee
(17 July - 23 Sept, 23:59 CET)
Late fee
(as of 24 Sept)

Standard

All participants who are not eligible in other categories as defined below.
Early fee: € 545.00
Standard fee:€ 680.00
Late fee:€ 885.00

IUCN Members / IUCN Commissions

All participants who are staff of IUCN Member organisations, IUCN Commission members or staff of IUCN National or Regional Committees.
Early fee: € 235.00
Standard fee:€ 290.00
Late fee:€ 380.00

Universities/Public Research institutions / National government / Regional & subnational government/ International organisations*

All participants professionally affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, museums, research institutes, international and governmental organisations, etc.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 385.00
Standard fee:€ 480.00
Late fee:€ 625.00

Non Governmental Organisations / Non-profit Associations /Philanthropy*

All participants professionally affiliated with non-governmental organisations, non-profit and philanthropy associations.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 305.00
Standard fee:€ 380.00
Late fee:€ 495.00

Young professionals** (under age 35)

Any participant between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of the Forum. Participants registering as young professionals will be required to present proof of age during the Forum.
Early fee: € 120.00
Standard fee:€ 150.00
Late fee:€ 195.00

Day pass

Participants may register to attend one day in person at the Forum, but will not be granted multiple one-day passes. The day pass includes in-person access to all sessions and social evening functions on that day.
Day passes do not give access to the mobile app, virtual platform, and livestreamed or recorded sessions.
Early fee: € 240.00
Standard fee:€ 300.00
Late fee:€ 390.00

DELEGATES FROM HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES
as per World Bank Classification

 
Early fee
(until 16 June 2024, 23:59 CET)
Standard fee
(17 June - 23 Sept, 23:59 CET)
Late fee
(as of 24 Sept)

Standard

All participants who are not eligible in other categories as defined below.
Early fee: € 180.00
Standard fee:€ 225.00
Late fee:€ 280.00

IUCN Members / IUCN Commissions

All participants who are staff of IUCN Member organisations, IUCN Commission members or staff of IUCN National or Regional Committees.
Early fee: € 20.00
Standard fee:€ 25.00
Late fee:€ 30.00

Universities/Public Research institutions / National government / Regional & subnational government/International organisations*

All participants professionally affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, museums, research institutes, international and governmental organisations, etc.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 70.00
Standard fee:€ 85.00
Late fee:€ 105.00

Non Governmental Organisations / Non-profit Associations / Philanthropy*

All participants professionally affiliated with non-governmental organisations, non-profit and philanthropy associations.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum.
Early fee: € 55.00
Standard fee:€ 70.00
Late fee:€ 85.00

Young professionals** (under age 35)

Any participant between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of the Forum. Participants registering as young professionals will be required to present proof of age during the Forum.
Early fee: € 40.00
Standard fee:€ 50.00
Late fee:€ 60.00

DELEGATES FROM LOW-, LOWER-MIDDLE- AND UPPER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
as per World Bank Classification

 
Early fee
(until 16 June 2024, 23:59 CET)
Standard fee
(17 June - 23 Sept, 23:59 CET)
Late fee
(as of 24 Sept)

Standard

All participants who are not eligible in other categories as defined below.
Early fee: € 105.00
Standard fee:€ 130.00
Late fee:€ 160.00

IUCN Members / IUCN Commissions

All participants who are staff of IUCN Member organisations, IUCN Commission members or staff of IUCN National or Regional Committees.
Early fee: € 0.00
Standard fee:€ 0.00
Late fee:€ 0.00

Universities/Public Research institutions / National government / Regional & subnational government/International organisations*

All participants professionally affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, museums, research institutes, international and governmental organisations, etc.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum
Early fee: € 30.00
Standard fee:€ 40.00
Late fee:€ 50.00

Non Governmental Organisations / Non-profit Associations / Philanthropy*

All participants professionally affiliated with non-governmental organisations, non-profit and philanthropy associations.
Note: Individuals must be at least 18 years old and be able to present proof of full-time enrolment or employment during the Forum
Early fee: € 20.00
Standard fee:€ 25.00
Late fee:€ 30.00

Young professionals** (under age 35)

Any participant between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of the Forum. Participants registering as young professionals will be required to present proof of age during the Forum.
Early fee: € 20.00
Standard fee:€ 25.00
Late fee:€ 30.00

*To be able to register under these categories, individuals must be at least 18 years old and present proof of employment at a recognised organisation during IUCN Leaders Forum 2024.

**To be able to register as a young professional, individuals must be between 18 and 35 (inclusive) years old and present proof of age (official identity card stating the age).

Media registration

The IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is open to media. Journalists who wish to attend the Forum, in-person or virtually, must be accredited.

IUCN will not cover journalists’ travel, accommodation or related expenses.   

Media contact:

IUCN Media Relations
Email: press@iucn.org

It will be possible to request media accreditation at the end of June. In the meantime, please contact us if you have further questions. 

Mandatory carbon offset contribution

IUCN is dedicated to leading by example and strives to organise sustainable events. As we are aiming to achieve net zero emissions at this year’s Forum, in addition to the registration fee, all participants, in-person and virtual, are required to make a mandatory contribution to offset their carbon emissions.

Please find more information about our sustainability efforts here

For in-person participants

IUCN will estimate the total carbon emissions linked to your participation including your transportation to Geneva. During registration, you will be requested to donate your contribution to one of the projects certified by renowned international bodies like UNFCCC, Gold Standard, or Verified Carbon Standard. Based on your project selection, your carbon offset fee will be calculated and added to your registration fee.

For virtual participants

A 1 Euro flat fee will be charged on top of registration. During registration, you will be requested to donate your contribution to a UNFCCC, Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard certified climate-friendly project.

Terms & Conditions

Please read the General terms and conditions for registration and participation to the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024.

Cancellation Policy

All participant registrations are subject to the following cancellation policy:  

Delegates wishing to cancel their registration must fill out a Refund Request Form and send it by email the IUCN Leaders Forum Organising team no later than 10 September 2023. Note that cancellations will incur a fee as follows:

Cancellation request submitted before the early registration deadline (16 July 2024, 23:59 CET time): Full refund will be made.

Cancellation request submitted until 23 September 2024, 23:59 CET time: Full refund will be made minus an administration charge of 25% of the original fee paid.

Cancellation request submitted  after 23 September 2024, 23:59 CET time: No refund.

No Show: No refund.

Reimbursements will be processed within 30 days after receiving the Refund Request form duly filled in and signed.

Registration format change

A switch between virtual and onsite registration is allowed as follows:

For changes from virtual participation to onsite participation, the difference will be charged.

Changes from onsite participation to virtual participation can be done free of charges until 23 September 2024, 23:59 CET time. After this date, all refunds are subject to a EUR 50 handling fee.

Forum format change

If the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 changes its format to fully virtual, all in-person registrations will be converted to virtual registrations and the difference will be refunded at no extra cost.

Fee waiver

If the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 changes its format to fully virtual, all onsite registrations will be converted to virtual registrations and the difference will be refunded at no extra cost (bank transfers fees, and any other expense related to participation like travel or visa costs are not reimbursed).

Minimum age

Registration and/or admittance to the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is limited solely to delegates who are 18 years of age or older on the day of the event.
Any registration by anyone who is under 18 is unauthorised and will result in a registration forfeit.

Substitution policy

Substitution of a registered delegate is only permitted until 23 September 2024, 23:59 CET time between delegates from the same organisation. Original registered delegates must submit a written authorisation in the form of an email with the details of the new person by 23 September 2024, 23:59 CET time to the IUCN Leaders Forum Organising team.
After receiving a confirmation email issued by the IUCN Leaders Forum Organising team, the substitute delegate must complete a new registration within one week.

To get more information about registration please visit the FAQ.

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