IAPSS Membership, Convention Registration, Media Accreditation & Visa

Do I have to be member of IAPSS in order to purchase a ticket for the IAPSS World Congress 2017?

Yes – IAPSS Individual Membership is required to attend any IAPSS event. Membership comes at 10.00 or 15.00 EUR per year depending on your country of origin, with discounted rates available for 2-year memberships. You can purchase your membership directly here. Please note that you need to purchase your membership prior to your registration for the IAPSS World Congress 2017 in Budapest.


Which Congress ticket should I purchase if I am presenting a paper/acting as chair/as discussant?

Congress ticket prices are the same for both observers and panelists (paper presenters, chairs, discussants). Everyone attending must buy the same ticket regardless of whether you are participating in a student panel or not.


I am not a student anymore, can I still participate?

Our events are open to everyone. While the programme and concept of the Congress focuses on current students of all levels (Bachelor, Master’s, PhD), former students, post-doctoral researchers and all other scholars of political science, international relations and related disciplines are welcome to attend.


Our journal / newspaper / TV station / radio station would like to accredit a journalist. Who do we need to contact and what are the requirements for press accreditation?

We are welcoming press and media representatives as well as student journals to all our events. If you are interested in attending as a journalist, please get in touch with Eren Demirbas wc-info@iapss.org.


Which payment methods are accepted?

Our web store accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, Visa and MasterCard debit cards (only those debit cards that have a 16-digit code on the front of the card), PayPal, iDEAL, SOFORT Überweisung, Bancontact/Mistercash and even Bitcoins.


I come from a country where PayPal is not available, and I don’t have a credit card. How can I still pay for my ticket?

Please note that we also accept selected Visa and MasterCard debit cards. In case you do not have either, please contact us at finances@iapss.org for alternative payment methods (e.g. wire transfer or WesternUnion).


Are there any additional costs during the conference?

Apart from the participation fee (ticket), we don’t charge any additional fees so that we can keep participation in the IAPSS World Congress 2017 at a student-friendly level. However, we highlight that accommodation, travel, meals and visa costs (if any) are not covered by the participation fee. You can find recommendations on how to save money, book cheap accommodation and flights here . We generally recommend to arrange travel and accommodation at an early stage as Budapest is a well visited city.


I am in need of a visa invitation in order to apply for my Schengen Tourist Visa. Who can I can contact and what are the requirements?

All visa related questions and requests are handled by Eren Demirbas, available at wc-info@iapss.org. Please note that visa invitations are only issued for those who have completed their registration for the World Congress (requires purchase of a ticket).


I’m having problems registering / paying for my ticket. Who can I contact?

In case of any problems with your registration for IAPSS Membership or your ticket purchase for the IAPSS World Congress 2017 in Budapest, please contact Eren Demirbas at wc-info@iapss.org.


Can I cancel my ticket and get it refunded?

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the World Congress, restitution of your participation fee (or a part of it) is conditional and subject to deadlines.

(a) If you cancel your participation by March 1, 2017, IAPSS will refund 50% of the ticket price. If you cancel your participation after this date you will not receive a refund.

(b) In case of a rejected visa application, reimbursement of your ticket will be decided upon on a case by case basis. The responsibility for fees and timely application for a visa remains with the participant, and IAPSS is not liable for any fees incurred by the participant due to a rejected visa application.

Please consult with Eren Demirbas at wc-info@iapss.org in case you wish to cancel your purchased ticket.


Paper Submission / Presentation

I am presenting a paper at the World Congress. What is the deadline for the submission of my paper?

All paper presenters are requested to submit their final papers via the available online form at MyIAPSS by March 17, 2017. For inquiries regarding your paper, please do not hesitate to contact us at wc-panels@iapss.org.


Which paper structure and format requirements do I have to fulfill?

Please adjust, structure and layout your paper according to the IAPSS Paper Submission Guideline which aims at standardizing the formatting of papers presented at IAPSS events and published in IAPSS journals. The Guideline reflects leading international academic paper standards.


Are there opportunities to publish my paper in a journal after the Congress?

Successful paper presenters will be offered an opportunity to submit their papers for review either to IAPSS’ journal Encuentro Latinoamericano (if the paper has a focus on Latin American politics) or to Politikon (in other cases). Publication is, as always, conditional upon a successful outcome of the review process. We are looking forward to your submission!


Who should I contact for other questions regarding my paper submission / presentation?

For all inquiries related to your paper, the IAPSS Paper Submission Guideline and your presentation(s) at the IAPSS World Congress 2017 in Budapest, please do not hesitate to contact Anthony Medina Rivas Plata at wc-panels@iapss.org.


Travel, Accommodation & Other Inquiries

Is there any accommodation you negotiated a special deal with?

This is still a working progress, but we ask you to keep checking our website for future updates.


Will there be a specific dress code at the IAPSS World Congress 2017?

No. However, we advise to respect cultural sensitivity with regards to the diverse international audience present at the Congress by adequate dress.


I have been selected for a travel grant. When and where will it be disbursed?

Travel grants will be disbursed at the Info & Registration Desk, open throughout the duration of the conference and located at a central location within the venue. Please note that travel grants cannot be given in advance of the Congress as they will only be handed out on-site.


Does IAPSS cover my accommodation, meals or travel costs?

No. Accommodation, meals and travel costs are on the behalf of the participants. However, we provide information on cheap accommodation, meals and on affordable travel here.


Will there be social events and is attendance covered by my ticket?

Of course! Various social events, incl. an Opening Reception, a Congress Party and Bar Nights, will be held. More information will be shared in due time on our website and facebook event.


Other Questions?

Has your question not yet been answered or would you like to contact us?

Then do not hesitate to get in touch with:

for visa, registration, other administrative and media inquiries: Eren Demirbas at wc-info@iapss.org

for academic programme and partnership inquiries: Ariane Bouf at wc-program@iapss.org

for abstract, paper and panel related inquiries: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata at wc-panels@iapss.org

for IAPSS General Assembly and IAPSS Membership inquiries: Laura Dunkley at secgen@iapss.org

for travel grant, payment and cancellation related inquiries: Kateryna Dyshkantyuk at finances@iapss.org