24th World Congress Relocated from Istanbul to Poznań

On 26 February 2016, the IPSA Executive Committee, in coordination with our colleagues in the Turkish Political Science Association and the Local Organizing Committee, made the difficult decision to relocate the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Latest developments in Turkey and the region at large indicate deterioration in the security situation. The organization teams concluded that as we cannot guarantee the safety of all participants and provide an environment favorable to the exchange of intellectual ideas, we should not go to Istanbul at this time.

The Congress, originally scheduled to take place in Istanbul, will be relocated to Poznań in Poland. The main theme of the Congress and the scheduled dates (23-28 July 2016) will not change. All accepted panels and papers will be maintained in what is an outstanding Congress Program.
We are convinced that the international community of political scientists will approve of the IPSA EC’s decision and we count on your support  as IPSA members and  participants in the IPSA 24th World Congress of Political Science.

Congress Registration

All registrations completed before 25 February 2016 remain valid. The Early Bird Registration deadline has also been extended to 13 April 2016.

If you completed your Congress registration before 25 February 2016 but after the announcement of the new venue, you no longer wish to attend the Congress, please contact us at wc2016@ipsa.org and we will refund your registration fee (membership fees are non-refundable). All registrations completed after 26 February, will be subject to the regular refund policy.  

Hotel Reservations

If you have already booked your hotel in Istanbul, please notify your hotel immediately to cancel your reservation.


Please check with your airline for options on cancellations or changes of destination. Unfortunately, IPSA is unable to refund for flights that have been already booked to Istanbul.

 For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at wc2016@ipsa.org.