Before You Register – Please Note:
What is included in my registration fee?
Your fee provides you with full participation in all plenaries, workshops, and sessions; conference materials; a welcome reception on April 16, morning refreshment breaks on April 17, April 18, and April 19, afternoon refreshment breaks on April 17 and April 18, and a closing luncheon on April 19.
What is NOT included in my registration fee?
Your registration does not include your lodging accommodations or transportation. Stay tuned for more information about hotel accommodations a year out from the event. Be sure to make your room reservation early to get your first choice of accommodations.
How is my registration fee calculated?
Your registration fee is based on the Gross Domestic Product per capita of your country of residence.
How do I pay for my registration fee?
A credit card is required to complete your registration. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted. If you are not able to pay by credit card, please contact [email protected].
What if I cannot afford the registration fee?
A limited amount for funding is available for individuals from communities with minimal financial resources. See World Forum Fellowship Fund below for more information.
What language will be used at this conference?
All World Forum sessions are conducted in English.
Will there be optional tours at the 2024 World Forum?
Yes! A number of optional pre-conference events and tour choices are available for delegates on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16. Space is limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to participate in any of these activities, you will need to arrive in Vancouver the day before the scheduled gathering/tour.
•You must be registered for the 2024 World Forum on Early Care and Education in order to participate in a pre-conference event or tour.
•All pre-conference events and tours are non-refundable.
Can I register a group for this conference?
Yes, you will be able to view group registration options for this.
Can I bring my family with me to this conference?
The World Forum is family friendly. Any family members joining you in Vancouver are welcome to participate in any of the interactive exhibits at the event as well as No-Host Dinners at an extra cost. Attendance at the opening and closing receptions is open for family members at extra cost. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. Registrations canceled prior to two months before the first day of the World Forum event, will be offered a credit (see below) OR can be refunded less a USD 20% service fee. Registrations canceled after two months before the first day of the World Forum event, will be issued a registration credit (ineligible for a refund) to be used within 24 months from the start date of the World Forum event that you requested cancelation for.
Credits are to be used within 24 months from the start date of the World Forum event that you requested cancelation for. Credits are not refundable.
Past Event Credits
If you have a registration credit from the 2021 Vancouver event (that was postponed), the Orlando event, or the Panama event, you may use those credits towards the 2024 Vancouver event registration. Credits from 2021 Vancouver registration and 2022 Orlando registration will expire after the Vancouver World Forum. Credits from 2023 Panama registration will expire May 2, 2025.
If you recently registered for the 2024 Vancouver event and need a registration credit, it will be available for you to use for the 2026 World Forum, or any World Forum event that may take place until then. The credit expires if not used by the 2026 World Forum event.
World Forum Fellowship Fund
In accord with its value of “Differences,” the World Forum Foundation supports diversity in participation through its Fellowship Fund. This fund is made possible due to the generous contributions of sponsors and donors. Please apply for Fellowship Funding here: https://worldforumfoundation.org/vancouver-fundraising-kit/.
World Forum Community, you are amazing! Due to an influx of registrations overnight, the World Forum on Early Care and Education conference space has met our registration capacity. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the registration waitlist form below. If additional space becomes available, we will reach out to confirm your participation and collect your registration and payment details at that time. At that time, you will have 24 hours to confirm your participation by submitting your registration and payment. If we do not hear from you within 24 hours, we will contact the next delegate on the waitlist. If there are any special circumstances related to registration, please reach out to [email protected] with questions.