Registration Key Dates

15 NOV 2017 Registration for the Congress opens
15 MAR 2018 Deadline to register at a reduced Early Bird registration fee
10 APR 2018 Deadline to register to appear in the Printed Program 
09 MAY 2018 Final Registration Deadline for all panelists
Participants not registered are withdrawn from the Congress Program

Registration Fees (US$)

All participants at the World Congress of Political Science must register online. This includes all participants with a role in the World Congress (paper presenters, convenors, chairs, discussants).

IPSA Members

ALL Congress Participants must be 2018 individual IPSA members to register for the World Congress. You may become a member during the online registration process using your IPSA account. IPSA membership is not necessary to submit a panel or paper proposal; only for participation and attendance at the World Congress.

IPSA Member Registration Category Early Bird Registration
15 NOV 2017 - 15 MAR 2018
Regular Registration
16 MAR 2018 - 25 JUL 2018
 Regular Member $350 $400
 Senior Member (65 years and over) $275 $300
*Student Member $150 $175

Australian PSA Members

Members in good standing of the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)  who are also IPSA members in 2018 are eligible for a reduced registration fee as shown below.
For information about APSA membership please visit

APSA & IPSA Member Registration Category

Early Bird Registration
15 NOV 2017 - 15 MAR 2018
Regular Registration
16 MAR 2018 - 25 JUL 2018
 Regular Member $175 $200
 Senior Member (65 years and over) $140 $150
*Student Member $75 $90

* Registration category for students requiring proof of student status at the time of registration (a proof of student status in PDF format will have to be e-mailed to

Registration fees must be paid for online by midnight, EST, 15 March 2018 to be eligible for the Early Bird Fee or postmarked by March 5, 2018, if paying by check/money order.

Accompanying person

Paid participants may purchase an accompanying person badge for immediate family members onsite at the Congress. The registration fee per accompanying person is $80 USD, payable only by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or cash on site only (not online or in advance). No invitation letters will be issued for accompanying persons.

Not yet an IPSA member?

IPSA does not offer non-member registration fees. If you are not an individual member of IPSA, you may become a member during the online registration process or via the IPSA website using your IPSA account. For more information on the individual membership and its numerous benefits please visit

Individual 2018 IPSA membership fees are listed below.

IPSA Membership Category

Regular Membership

Global South Membership*

 Regular Member - 2 years $190 $90
 Senior Member - 2 years (over 65) $130 $40
*Student Member - 2 years (under 35) $90 $12
*Student Member  - 1 year (under 35) $55 $7
Lifetime Member $1,500 $1,500

* Global South Membership is available to residents of selected countries 


Registration fees may be paid for by credit card (preferred), cheque or money order (in US$ and made out to the “International Political Science Association”). We only accept Visa and Mastercard at this time. Please DO NOT SEND CASH to the Secretariat.

Registrants unable to pay online may send a cheque in US dollars to:

World Congress 2018 Registration
1590 Docteur-Penfield Avenue, Bureau 331
Montréal, QC H3G 1C5, Canada

We recommend you use registered or certified mail in this case. IPSA is not responsible for payment lost or delayed in the mail.

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to the IPSA Secretariat at Registrations cancelled before15 March 2018 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee paid; cancellations received as of 15 March 2018 and no-shows will not be refunded. If mailed, the 50% refund will apply to notifications post-marked by 5 March 2018.

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.  If you cannot attend the World Congress, please send your cancellation notice as soon as possible, to allow your panel to find a replacement in time.

Substitution Policy

Those people registered and later unable to attend the World Congress may use the fees already paid to send someone in their place. Written notification must be sent to the IPSA Secretariat at by 15 March 2018. Substitutes must be in the same registration category or additional fees may apply.