Poznań will host the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

We are pleased to announce that the IPSA Executive Committee has selected the historic city of Poznań as the new host city for the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held at the Poznań Congress Center from 23 to 28 of July, 2016. It will be the first IPSA World Congress to be held in Eastern Europe.


Poznań is one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating from the 10th and 11th centuries. It is an ideal location for the 2016 IPSA World Congress, as an affordable university town with a quarter of its population being students. The Adam Mickiewicz University, in particular, has a strong international presence. In 2008 Poznań hosted the 11,000 delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference. There are good air connections to Poznań from European airports such as Copenhagen and Frankfurt as well as excellent rail connections, for example from Berlin and Warsaw. The Congress Centre is conveniently located for the many cultural offerings of the old city as well as for transport and hotels. There was strong support for the bid from the Polish Political Science Association.

We would like to thank all our collective members and participants who have supported IPSA during this unprecedented and challenging relocation process.

Nine cities across Europe have submitted bid applications to host the Congress and four of these bids were supported by national associations. After a detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of the bids, IPSA has selected Poznań as the new host city.

Please note that the main theme of the Congress will not change and all accepted panels and papers will be maintained in what is an outstanding Congress Program.

Congress Registration

Early-bird registration for WC2016 is available until April 13. ALL participants, including session chairs, panel chairs, discussants and paper givers, must register to attend the congress. All participants must be IPSA members in order to register.

Registration details are available on the IPSA Congress registration page.

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to the IPSA Secretariat at Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

If you completed your registration before 25 February 2016 and no longer wish to attend the Congress, we will refund 100% of your registration fee.
Please note: membership fees are non-refundable. New and renewed membership will continue to be valid, even if registration to the World Congress is cancelled.

The regular Refund Policy will apply to registrations completed after 25 February 2016.


Please check with your airline for options on cancellation or change of destination. Your credit card provider may also offer Trip Cancellation insurance. Unfortunately, IPSA is unable to offer refunds for flights that have already been booked to Istanbul.

Cancellations and Withdrawals

If you can no longer participate in the IPSA World Congress and wish to withdraw your name from the program, please notify us by sending an email to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Travel Information

IPSA has obtained special accommodation rates for IPSA World Congress participants. Detailed information on hotels, transportation and travel information will be available shortly on our website.

Schengen Visa

IPSA World Congress participants are requested to check with the Consulate of Poland in their home country for visa requirements. Schengen Visa is required for numerous countries; if required, it is the responsibility of participants to obtain a visa in advance.

List of countries whose nationals may enter Poland without a visa.

For detailed and updated information on visas, visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. Go to E-KONSULAT to apply for the Visa.

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