ends April 15, 2023
ends July 31, 2023
starts August 1, 2023
*does not include post-docs or residents
**country classification (World Bank)
All registration fees listed above incl. access to sessions, the welcome reception, and coffee breaks as provided.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Congress and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Congress, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Canada, failure to utilize tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The organizer cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. The insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.
Preferred guest room rates are no longer available at the congress hotel as the room block is now full.
Social Event Tickets
All registration fees may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Amex), bank transfer, or cheque. To be eligible for the early bird fee, payment must be received no later than April 15, 2023. Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Any bank charges incurred (including non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees and any credit card charge backs for challenged registrations) must be paid by the sender and not the Congress Secretariat. Registration fees do not include any sort of insurance.
*Please note: for visa application denials, the cancellation policy will be extended to July 1, 2023 and you must provide a copy of the visa denial letter to receive your refund.
Please refer to IRCC website to learn about a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) and the process to apply for one.
Please note that visa applications are considered on a case-by-case basis based on the information presented by the applicant. The onus is on the applicant to show that they meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa. While a special event code has been assigned to your event, it does not offer any advantage to the applicant, in terms of a positive visa outcome. The applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive a visa.
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to check the processing times calculator for guidance, but generally we recommend applying at least 4-5 months in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.
Since the summer of 2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you need to give your fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years. For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Since November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.
ICBM can provide a letter of invitation to those who require one for visas or for other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for ICBM 2023 to provide financial support. To receive an invitation letter, delegates must first register for the conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. Please be advised that the Conference Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter. Please note that cancellations after the pre-registration cut-off may result in a partial or full cancellation fee. A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.
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