The IUCN Leaders Forum is an annual forum, gathering leaders and changemakers from around the world, in person and virtually, to discuss innovative solutions to critical global challenges, make bold commitments, build partnerships and catalyse action for impactful change in nature.

It will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 8 to 10 October 2024 at Palexpo, International Exhibition and Convention Centre. It will also be accessible virtually via a dedicated virtual platform.

Leaders and changemakers in the conservation field, including representatives of global governments, private sector, Indigenous peoples and civil society groups, policymakers and academia, as well as Geneva’s international community.

Opportunities for networking, debating key issues and making bold commitments will enable you to showcase your leadership in the conservation field and build strong relationships with your global peers. The IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is designed as an action-driven hub of exchanges between conservation impactful stakeholders. Discover more about the Forum.

Visit the Partner with us page or email PartnershipsLeadersForum@iucn.org to learn more about how your organisation can support the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024.

IUCN is dedicated to leading by example and strives to organise sustainable events.

As part of our sustainability efforts, during the registration process, participants will be requested to make a contribution to offset your on-site and travel related carbon emissions. All contributions will be donated to a UNFCCC or Gold Standard certified project.

In addition, IUCN is proud to partner with Palexpo, International Exhibition and Convention Centre in our sustainability efforts. Visit the venue page and sustainable Forum page for further information. 


As Geneva is the host city, this year’s Forum programme follows Central European Time (CET).

While the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is designed as an in-person forum, a number of sessions will be streamed online on a dedicated virtual platform.

All participants will gain access to the virtual platform up to two weeks before the Forum commences. This early access will facilitate online networking and give you time to plan your Forum agenda.

Yes. The mobile app will be accessible two weeks before the Forum commences.

The session recordings will be accessible to all participants on the virtual platform for 90 days after the close of the Forum.


Please visit the registration page for more information.

Different registration fees apply depending on your participant category and country of origin.

IUCN offers discounted registration rates for youth and young professionals, IUCN Members, members of certain other organisations, and participants from low- and middle-income countries. Visit the Registration page for detailed information.

The IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 is open to media. Journalists who wish to attend the Forum, in person or virtual, can request free accreditation. Please visit the registration page to review the terms and conditions. 

To cancel your participation at the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024, email IUCNLeadersForum@iucn.org. Visit the registration page to review the cancellation terms and conditions.

IUCN is committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. For any accessibility-related questions, email IUCNLeadersForum@iucn.org.

Please find the visa and travel information here

If you require an invitation letter to obtain your visa, you will need to request it during the registration process. You will be asked to provide your nationality and passport number. As soon as your registration is approved and fully paid, you will receive your invitation letter by email.

The IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 housing agency has secured various accommodation options at different rates. Visit the accommodation page for detailed information.