49th ISOCARP Congress – Practical Information

 

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The abstract selection has been made. Authors being selected can upload their full paper here from mid-June onwards.

Detailed guidelines for papers are on pages 3 and 4 of the Guidelines for authors and invited speakers.

Example_ISOCARP_paper. Please submit your paper in PDF format.

Deadline for paper submission: 22 July 2013.
Deadline for paper submission for authors having requested peer review: 1 July 2013.

Authors will be informed about the results of the peer reviewing on 1 August 2013.

Congress Registration

 Australian delegates can pay in AUD. 
We prefer to receive online registrations. In case you are not able to register online please contact the ISOCARP Head Office.

Congress Registration Fees include:
• Entrance to Congress Sessions (all days)
• Welcome Receptions and Technical Tour
• Congress lunches
• Congress Portfolio

Young Planning Professionals’ (invited) Fee includes: 
• Same as above plus additional inclusions under ‘YPPs Workshops’.

Congress Portfolio includes:
• Final Programme
• Congress Proceedings including the Introductory Reports by the Congress Team and full papers by invited authors
• ISOCARP REVIEW09 (2013), a thematic publication complementing the research efforts for each ISOCARP Congress with a collection of articles by invited contributors.

Early Bird Registrations
with full payment until 31 July 2013 benefit from a reduction in congress fees.
Other reduced fees (a.o. invited authors): see fee categories.

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES

Registration Category

Early Bird
01-04/31-07-2013

 

Late Registration
01-08/04-10-2013

 

ISOCARP Member and Invited Author

EUR 580

EUR 700

Non-Member

EUR 670

EUR 900

Invited Young Planning Professional

EUR 275

EUR 275

Reduced Registration fee

EUR 300

EUR 420

One Day Registration

EUR 280

EUR 300

Accompanying Partner

EUR 50

EUR 50

Congress Gala Dinner 3 October

EUR 70

EUR 70

AUSTRALIAN DELEGATES

Registration Category

Early Bird
01-04/31-07-2013

Late Registration
01-08/04-10-2013

ISOCARP Member and Invited Author

AUD 750

AUD 890

Non-Member

AUD 850

AUD 1150

Invited Young Planning Professional

AUD 350

AUD 350

Reduced Registration fee

AUD 400

AUD 540

One Day Registration

AUD 360

AUD 400

Accompanying Partner

AUD 65

AUD 65

Congress Gala Dinner 3 October

AUD 90

AUD 90

Reduced fee

Delegates from developing countries may benefit from a reduced fee

List of Developing countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran Islamic Rep., Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Dem. Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania , Micronesia Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Delegates younger than 33 years may benefit from a reduced fee.

Kindly send a copy of your passport to ornek@isocarp.org.

Groups may benefit from a reduced fee

Discount: Euro 750 total on Group Payment.

Group Definition: Minimum 10 persons; Same Country; Same Institute/Organisation or Employer; Can be composed of Members & Non-Members; Individual Registration obligatory;  Registration Fee as above; One Group Payment.
Group Single Day Registration upon arrival – Discount: Every ten persons, one free entrance.

– Keynote speakers and Congress Team members do not have to pay the registration fee.
– Invitation to any of the congress sessions or any other contribution to the congress does not waive the payment of the registration fee nor any other related expenses to any invitation.
– Accompanying persons have no access to the congress sessions.

A non-ISOCARP Member participating for the first time in an ISOCARP Congress is considered Congress Member for a trial period of 10 months starting immediately after this congress. He/she will get all the information that ordinary members get.

Cancellation Policy
• Notification of cancellation of registration must be sent in writing to the ISOCARP Secretariat (e-mail/fax)
• Cancellations received up to and including 15-08-2013: 100% refund (transfer/ handling costs Euro 80)
• Cancellations received from 15-08 / 20-09-2013: 70% refund (transfer and handling costs included)
• Cancellation received as per 21-09-2013 and no show: no refunds.
• Possible refunds will be processed after the event.

Sponsors/Supporters

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Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and/or take part in our exhibition

You are invited to join our 2013 Congress.

Being a partner at the Congress will provide you with an opportunity to participate in a unique knowledge creation and knowledge sharing with colleagues from many countries and regions. We trust that you will find this as a unique opportunity for your organization to explore new frontiers in international cooperation and business opportunities.

Showcase your activities, services and products during the 49th International Planning Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners to an expert audience. The congress brings together policy makers and the private sector in a professional setting of international experts, a unique opportunity for enterprises and institutions to introduce their activities.

The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of planners. ISOCARP encourages the exchange between planners, promotes the profession in all aspects, stimulates research, improves education and training, increases information and awareness on major planning issues.

Target groups for the exhibition
– Public sector, including national, regional and local authorities, municipal urban planning departments, NGO’s and international organisations.
– Academic institutions, including universities, research centers, publishers.
– Private Sector, including consultancies, infrastructure solution suppliers, other industry.

Build relationships with decision makers by taking advantage of access to our congress as well as our social events.

Maximum visibility at the event
Increase your organization’s or company’s profile through advertisements in the conference brochure, your logo on all event signage.

Please have a look at our Brisbane 2013 Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Brochure.

Accommodation Booking Platform

The Booking Platform via the booking engine is closed now.

If you would like to see hotel, domestic flight or car hire options in Australia please click here to check latest available rates: http://www.clicktrip.com.au/

Australian Visa Information

Visitors to Australia must have a valid passport and the appropriate Australian visa. The type of visa depends on the purpose of the visit and your country of residence. You must apply for your visa early to ensure that details are confirmed prior to your departure for the Conference.

The options for Visas include:

  • Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) – For people who want to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities and who are not eligible to apply for an ETA or an eVisitor.
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) – Available to passport holders from a number of countries and regions.
  • eVisitor (Subclass 651) – Available to passport holders from the European Union and a number of other European countries.

In order to determine which Visa is most relevant for you, please visit Australian Immigration Website .

General Information

On your visa application you may be required to provide details specific to the event, including contact details. Please contact ISOCARP Head Office if you need this information.

Invitation Letter and Visa
If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes please indicate this on your registration form or contact the Conference secretariat. Please note this procedure is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Conference.

— It is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses.
— It does not imply any financial support from the Conference.

Badges – Identity document
During the Congress (including the technical tours and the related social activities) participants must wear the Congress badge. Otherwise they will not be admitted.

Travel and Health Insurance
It is strongly recommended that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent. Neither ISOCARP nor the organisers will be responsible for injuries, loss of luggage and/or personal belongings.

Banking and Foreign Currency Exchange
Banks in Australia are open Monday to Thursday 0930 to 1600, and 0930 to 1700 on Fridays. Some banks are open on Saturday. Exchange facilities are available at airports and most major hotels. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available at a wide variety of outlets. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia.

Currency
Decimal currency is used in Australia – dollars and cents. Current exchange rates can be obtained from your bank and on-line at www.xe.com

Electricity
Electricity in Australia is 220-240V AC 50Hz. The sockets are three pin and you may need an adaptor. Universal outlets for 240V or 100V shavers are found in most leading hotels. Multi-voltage appliances as well as adaptors are readily available in department stores and luggage shops.

Taxes
A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% applies to all consumer goods and is included in retail prices. Overseas visitors may be able to claim a refund of the GST through the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS). Further information is available at: www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp

Tipping
Tipping is acceptable in Australia it is not compulsory. Generally tips are only given for good service but even then it is not mandatory. If you do want to leave a tip, ten percent of the bill is customary.

Water quality
The water in Australia exceeds the standards for safe drinking water set by the World Health Organisation. It is safe to drink water straight from the tap.

Main international airports for arrivals and departures into Australia
Brisbane 
– connecting with southern Asian ports including Singapore, Malaysia; with Hong Kong; with Japan; with Middle East; with the Pacific and some US ports.
Cairns – connecting with Hong Kong; with Japan.
Sydney – connecting with southern Asian ports including Singapore, Malaysia; with Hong Kong; with Japan; with Middle East; with the Pacific; with several US west coast ports and with South America.
Melbourne –  connecting with southern Asian ports including Singapore, Malaysia; with Hong Kong; with Japan; with Middle East; with the Pacific; with several US west coast ports and with South America.
Perth – connecting with southern Asian ports including Singapore, Malaysia; with Hong Kong; with Japan; with Middle East; with Africa.

Disclaimer

ISOCARP makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy of the information on its website. Hyperlinks to other websites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of the information contained in those websites on the part of ISOCARP.

Copyright
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This information may be freely used and copied for educational and other non-commercial purposes, provided that any reproduction of data be accompanied by an acknowledgement of ISOCARP as the source (© ISOCARP ).
This does not apply to the pages and images with explicitely reserved reproduction right : © followed by the right owner and the year of first circulation. Reproduction of the latter requires prior authorization from the author.

Privacy Policy
By accessing this site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on ISOCARP servers. These will not specifically identify the User. The information will be used internally only for website traffic analysis.


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