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

Join more than 2000 likeminded participants at the Organic World Congress 2021 (OWC 2021) 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 2021 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. Given the recent decision to postpone the event, the timelines to register under the different categories have not yet been defined.

Please note that if you have already registered to attend you will shortly be contacted by email.

See below for discounts and registration.


Registration is

Closed

Due to the postponement of the event, registration will re-open at a later stage.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 deadline to be announced.
**Early Bird II (-10%) discount deadline to be announced.
*** Late price deadline to be announced.
On-Site price starting date to be announced.

Please read the Important Information below for Terms and Conditions.

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 deadline to be announced.
Note: proof of activity may be requested.

Please read the Important Information below for Terms and Conditions.

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 deadline to be announced.
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 2021 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.

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

Terms & Conditions

Download the Registration Terms & Conditions here.

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 7th of September 2021 at 17:00 with the opening ceremony and ends on the 10th of September 2021 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 OWC 2021 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 OWC 2021 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)

Postponement Announcement:

In light of recent developments around covid-19, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the Organic World Congress to September 8-10, 2021 (pre-conferences to take place September 6 and 7). We are grateful for the unwavering support from our international, national and local partners and are confident that this is the right decision for all involved.

We will adjust our messages to build on the heightened public awareness of the need for a paradigm shift: Questions around resilience, societal transformation, ecosystem regeneration, health and food sovereignty are more important than ever and we will address these under the event’s tagline - ‘From its roots, organic inspires life.’ Our ambition remains to offer a truly global and diverse space that inspires positive change through knowledge exchange, learning and the formulation of sustainable solutions, for a better tomorrow for all.

If you are a speaker, contributor, pre-conference organiser, sponsor, or if you have already registered to attend the event, we will shortly be in touch to clarify what the postponement means for you. The event website will continue being the central place for updates on the event and information on registration, reimbursement, program etc. will be published in due course. If you have not yet signed up for our event mailing list, you can do so here.

We thank you for your understanding and support, and look forward to welcoming you in Rennes.

Until then, stay healthy and take care,

The Organizers of the Organic World Congress 2021

There were several logistical implications we had to weigh up. Most importantly, however, the event venue, the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes, was not available before September 2021.

Yes. Tickets bought for the event in 2020 will be valid for the Organic World Congress 2021. In the coming weeks we will be in touch with registered participants with information on how purchased tickets will be updated to reflect the new dates.

Yes. We would love for you to attend the Organic World Congress 2021, but if you do not wish to do so, you will be reimbursed following the process that we will announce in the coming weeks.

If you have received a confirmation that your paper/contribution has been accepted for the OWC 2020, your submission is still valid for 2021. We are in the process of contacting authors about their submissions. They are requested to fill out a questionnaire to indicate whether they want to keep their submission, withdraw it, update and resubmit it, - or whether they do not know yet.

Certain authors have not yet been contacted about their submissions. This mostly applies to authors who had been asked to incorporate feedback and resubmit their work. As with the authors whose submissions have already been accepted, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to indicate whether you want to keep your submission, withdraw it, update and resubmit it, - or whether you do not know yet.

IFOAM - Organics International will contact each member directly by email to clarify next steps.

Pre-conferences will take place on September 6 and 7, 2021. The World Congress will take place from September 8 to 10, 2021.

At this stage we cannot share more details about the program as we are in the process of contacting every individual who has submitted a contribution for the OWC 2020 to confirm their availability to join us in 2021. From this first assessment we will then be able to start putting the program together again. All updates will be published on this website as they become available.

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.

Affiliates of IFOAM - Organics International benefit from preferential rates and in order to access this reduction, you will be asked to introduce your personal membership discount code. This code is non-transmissible and unique to your organization and can conveniently be accessed in the membership area of the IFOAM - Organics International Membership Directory.

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 2021 organizers will provide financial support.

In case of a visa request rejection, the OWC 2021 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 2021. 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 7 September 2021
  • Access to all Congress sessions from 8 to 10 September 2021
  • Congress bag and official documents
  • Access to the Exhibition
  • Workshop participation (according to availability)
  • Lunches on 8 Sept. / 9 Sept. / 10 September
  • Closing Ceremony on 10 September 2021

Full registration fees do not include:

  • Preconferences on 6 & 7 September 2021 (optional reservations, subject to availability)
  • Congress dinner on 9 September 2021 (optional ticket, subject to availability)
  • Post congress tours and visits 2021 (optional reservations, subject to availability)

The 'Day Pass' is available for 8 September, Thursday, 9 September or Friday, 10 September, 2021.

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 7 September 2021
  • Closing Ceremony on 10 September 2021 (except for daily registration on 10 September 2021)
  • Congress dinner on 9 September 2021 (optional ticket, subject to availability)
  • Post congress tours and visits 2021 (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 2021 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.