Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following provides a brief set of responses to a number of key questions and concerns regarding the congress:

1. If I have a proposal (special workshop or paper) accepted by the programme committee, do I still need to pay the full registration fees?

Yes. The format of the IVR World Congress is such that the vast majority of delegates participate 'actively' with a presentation either within a special workshop or a working group. Thus there can be no exceptions for those accepted to present, and all participants are required to pay the registration fees.

2. Must my proposal for a special workshop or paper focus on the lead theme(s) of dignity, democracy and diversity?

No. "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" is the main banner under which the congress will be held, and those three terms - and the relations between them - will provide a major thematic focus. But there is no requirement for proposals to centre on these topics - we welcome proposals on all legal philsophical, theoretical and jurisprudential issues, as well as on interdisciplinary directions, novel approaches, and new areas of enquiry.

3. Must I be a legal or social philosopher to take part in the congress?

Most definitely not. A major aim of the congress is to promote cross-cutting dialogue between theory and practice, and between law and other disciplines.

4. What is a special workshop?

The special workshops have long-since provided the backbone of the IVR World Congress. They might be organised by a single individual or a group of collaborators, and provide a forum for intensive exchange on a particular topic or theme. Workshop convenors are free to organise the workshop sessions as they see fit, and can either invite participants directly or publish an open Call for Papers. All participants in any workshop must register for the congress.

5. In which languages might I submit a proposal?

English is very much the main language of the congress. We are, however, more than happy to accept proposals (for workshops and papers) in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

6. How do I register for the congress?

To register, please follow the link here to the online registration portal.

7. How do I book my accommodation?

There are two options. Option 1: you can reserve a room in one of the official congress hotels while registering via the online portal (you will be prompted to do so during the registration process). Option 2: if you do not wish to stay in one of the congress hotels, then simply indicate that no hotel booking is necessary when prompted, and you are then free to make your own arrangements. A list of alternative accommodation options is available here.

8. How do I select the excursion that I wish to take?

During the registration process, you will be asked to select one of the three excursion options. Please be aware that spaces may be limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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9. If I have a query regarding registration, who do I contact?

Bucher Travel on +41 41 418 55 44.

10. If I have a query regarding the congress programme, who do I contact?

The IVR 2019 Congress Office.