It’s the Organic World Congress -
you don’t want to miss it!

Join more than 2000 likeminded participants at the Organic World Congress 2020 (OWC 2020) with its 80 conferences and 8 pre-conferences on 6 main themes that zoom in on Leadership, Farmers’ and Advisors’, Science, Supply & Value Chain, Culture & Education and Stakeholders.

Registration Information

Organic Takes Centerstage

The OWC 2020 offers opportunities for personal and professional development, inspiration and networking. An event by the organic movement for the organic movement, we offer discounts to allow a broad geographic stakeholder base to attend.

See below for discounts and registration.

Registration is

Open

Registration is online, and payment can be made with your credit card on a secure server or via bank transfer. Registration per phone will not be processed.

Group Registrations:
Please contact the registration secretariat for group registrations: registration@owc2020.bio

Registration Enquiries:
registration@owc2020.bio

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Non-Members/Affiliates

Not yet a member? Join IFOAM - Organics International and benefit from a reduced rate at the largest global organic gathering.

3 Day Package
Low-Income Economies1 High-Income Economies1
Early Bird I (-20%)* €415 €535
Early Bird II (-10%)** €470 €600
Late*** €520 €670
On-Site €580 €740
Day Pass
Low-Income Economies1 High-Income Economies1
Early Bird I (-20%)* €215 €275
Early Bird II (-10%)** €240 €335
Late*** €265 €345
On-Site €290 €380

*Early Bird I (-20%) discount available until 23:59, 25 March 2020.
**Early Bird II (-10%) discount available until 23:59, 30 June 2020.
*** Late price available until 23:59, 20 September 2020.
On-Site price in effect from 21 September, 2020

Please read the Important Information below for Terms and Conditions.

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Farmers/Producers

If you are a farmer/producer you are eligible for a discount.



3 Day Package
Farmer/Producer Discount* €235
On-Site €260
Day Pass
Farmer/Producer Discount* €95
On-Site €105

*Farmer/Producer Discount available until 23:59, 20 September, 2020
Note: proof of activity may be requested.

Please read the Important Information below for Terms and Conditions.

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Members/Affiliates

Affiliates and Members of IFOAM - Organics International and all other co-organizers are eligible for a reduction on their attendance.2

3 Day Package
Low-Income Economies1 High-Income Economies1
Member Discount* €415 €535
Day Pass
Low-Income Economies1 High-Income Economies1
Member Discount* €215 €275

*Member Discount available until 23:59, 20 September, 2020
Note: A member registration discount code will be requested on the registration platform.

Before starting your online registration, be sure you are ready to provide your special OWC 2020 registration code that has been sent to you by your organization. If you have not received your code, please contact: contact@owc2020.bio

Please read the Important Information below for Terms and Conditions.

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Optional Extras

Pre-Conferences

In the days leading up to the Organic World Congress, delegates have the opportunity to engage in topic specific pre-conferences.

An overview of all pre-conferences and attendance fees are available here.

Important Information

Registration fees

All fees are in Euros and include 20% VAT (view the current foreign exchange rates at www.x-rates.com) and cover participation to the public sessions of the Organic World Congress and associated events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, plenaries and conferences; as well as the meals offered at the Convention Center

Fees do not cover local transportation, transfers to and from the airport or train station, accommodation, insurance, tours and visits, or the congress diner.

An additional 10 Euros (VAT exempt) will be added to the final registration cost. This is to cover for the carbon offsetting and compensation of the environmental impact of the participants’ travels to and from the Conference Center.

This additional cost is based on an average estimation of the total carbon impact for our expected 2000 participants. Funds will be entirely dedicated to carbon offsetting projects.

Access

These fees cover full access to the public sessions of the Organic World Congress and associated events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, plenaries and conferences, excluding the congress dinner.

This starts on the 22nd of September at 17:00 with the opening ceremony and ends on the 25th of September 2020 at 17:00.

Tickets are subject to availability, determined by the maximum capacity of the Convention Center, the Couvent des Jacobins, where the Congress will take place, in compliance with security measures.

Disclaimer

The Organic World Congress will not reimburse registration fees based on inaccurate information and registration profiles.

Insurance and Liability Disclaimer

The OWC2020 organizers and MCI cannot be held liable for the interruption or the cancellation of the event due to Force Majeure (political, social, health or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control).

Congress cancellation policies shall apply in all cases. A participant's registration implies acceptance of the cancellation policies. It is recommended that participants obtain travel, health, accident and cancellation insurance before they depart from their countries.

The OWC2020 organizers and MCI will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by, or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress participants and accompanying persons either during or as a result of the Congress or during any event organized in conjunction with the event.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The classification of countries into High-Income Economies and Lower-Income Economies reflects the official World Bank Listing of Economies (June 2019) where we take High-Income Economies as listed in this overview and Lower-Income Economies as meaning all other, non-high-income, economies listed in the table.

Affiliates of IFOAM - Organics International and other co-organisers are eligible for the Member discount.

It includes members and affiliates to the following organizations:

  • IFOAM - Organics International
  • SYNABIO, Syndicat national des transformateurs et distributeurs de produits naturels et de ce culture biologique
  • FNAB, Féderation Nationale d'agriculture biologique des régions de France
  • ECOCERT SA
  • ITAB, Intitut Technique de l'Agriculture Biologique
  • Féderation NATEXBIO
  • MABD, Mouvement de l'agroiculture biodynamique, Fédération des Organismes Régionaux, nationaux et Francophones de l’Agriculture Bio-Dynamique
  • GRAB, Groupe de recherche en agriculture biologique
  • IBB, Initiative Bio Bretagne
  • Nature et Progrès, Fédération internationale nature et progrès pour notre santé et celle de la terre
  • AGENCE BIO, Agence française pour le développement et la promotion de l’agriculture biologique
  • INTERBIO NOUVELLE AQUITAINE
  • BIOCENTRE, Association de la filière biologique de la région Centre
  • A PRO BIO, Association pour la promotion des produits biologiques
  • Cluster Bio Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Interbio des Pays de La Loire

You will have the possibility to request an invitation letter through the registration process.

A customized invitation letter for visa purposes is only available for delegates with a confirmed registration that has been paid in full. The letter is intended to help delegates raise travel funds or obtain a visa but does not imply the OWC 2020 organizers will provide financial support.

In case of a visa request rejection, the OWC 2020 organizers will refund the full registration fee only upon receipt of the official refusal document from the Embassy. You can claim for a refund until the 20th of September 2020. After this date, no refund will be possible.

Please visit the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further information concerning the documents required to obtain a visa.

We urge all delegates to keep in mind that a visa application may take some time to be processed and should, therefore, be initiated early enough to ensure it is accepted before the Congress begins. We invite you to check with your local embassy regarding what sort of documents are necessary, as this may differ between delegates from the same country.

Full registration fees include (all categories except daily registration):

  • Opening Ceremony on 22 September 2020
  • Access to all Congress sessions from 23 to 25 September 2020
  • Congress bag and official documents
  • Access to the Exhibition
  • Workshop participation (according to availability)
  • Lunches on Wednesday, 23 Sept. / Thursday, 24 Sept. / Friday, 25 September
  • Closing Ceremony on 25 September 2020

Full registration fees do not include:

  • Preconferences on 21 & 22 September 2020 (optional reservations, subject to availability)
  • Congress dinner on 24 September 2020 (optional ticket, subject to availability)
  • Post congress tours and visits 2020 (optional reservations, subject to availability)

The 'Day Pass' is available for Wednesday 23 September, Thursday, 24 September or Friday, 25 September.

Day pass registration includes:

  • Access to Congress sessions on the nominated registration day
  • Congress bag and official documents
  • Access to the Exhibition
  • Workshop participation on the nominated registration day(according to availability)
  • Lunch on the nominated registration day

Day Pass registration fees do not include:

  • Opening Ceremony on 22 September 2020
  • Closing Ceremony on 25 September 2020 (except for daily registration on 25 September)
  • Congress dinner on 24 September 2020 (optional ticket, subject to availability)
  • Post congress tours and visits 2020 (optional reservations, subject to availability)

Share knowledge, innovations and experiences with organic farmers, producers, researchers, advocates and policy experts from around the world.

As a OWC 2020 attendee, your ticket covers the participation to the congress and meals offered at the convention centre.

Remember: Your ticket won’t cover local transportation, transfers to/from the airport or train station, accommodation, insurance, tours and visits, or the congress dinner.