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38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress

Dresden, Germany

Sunday July 27 - Sunday August 3, 2008

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Congress Registration

Additional information as of November 2007: English - Deutsch (PDF)
- speakers, registration fee, meals for children, day tickets, additional accommodation, post congress tour.

Register Early for a Discount - up to 1st of June 30th, 2008, it will be 20 discount, after that it will be full price - fees on the forms are for today and will be updated at the appropriate time.

Financial Assistance may be available for delegates of Societies in developing countries.- applications now closed.

Last booking date for Hotels: June 1, 2008. It may be possible to book after that date but cannot be guaranteed. As the event has limited capacity it is advisable to book as soon as possible.

Cancellation policy for the Congress and Youth Hostel:
Cancellation before 31st March 2008 - we charge 50 EUR processing fee
Cancellation after 31st March 2008 - 50 % refund
Cancellation after 1st July 2008 - no refund is possible
In case you indicate another person participating in your place, we charge 10 EUR processing fee, regardless when you cancel.
The cancellation policy for the Hotels is different, see the hotel booking form for details

Accommodation is from Dinner on Sunday 27th July to Breakfast on Saturday 3rd August, 2008. Check-in and check out times may vary with each hotel/hostel - join the ivu-congress group to request more details.

The Congress Registration (lectures etc); food (lunch/dinner with Gala Dinner on the Friday), and Youth Hostel Accommodation (6 nights plus vegan breakfast); Day Tours, can each be booked separately, or as a package, via the Congress organisers.
Hotels must be booked separately via the Dresden Tourist Board.
(see booking forms for details)

If you want to stay before or after the Congress at one of the hotels please see the Accommodation page and make your own (careful!) calculations about the cost.

For attendance/meals by the day or cheap arrangements for students/young people please ask the organisers via the ivu-congress group.

Note: the prices quoted may have to change slightly according to any circumstances which may arise.
The organiser, Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands e.V.(VEBU), cannot accept any liability, in case the congresshas to be cancelled due to natural catastrophies,terrorist attacks, or any similar act of providence.

To book your place at the 38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Dresden choose from these options:

NOTE: all single ensuite (comfort) rooms in the Youth Hostel are now fully booked!

Pay Online by Credit Card, using Paypal (Congress / Food / Youth Hostel / Tours, but not Hotels)

If you wish to stay in the Youth Hostel then this can be booked on the above form.

However, if you wish to stay in one of the Hotels you must book that separately via the Dresden Tourist Board/ IVU Congress website (with credit card)

Email + Bank Transfer Payment - note: this is NOT an online payment by credit card. You can send all the details by email, but you will then have to send the money by bank transfer, see below.

If you wish to stay in the Youth Hostel then this can be booked on the above form.

If you wish to stay in one of the Hotels you must book that separately, either via the Dresden Tourist Board / IVU Congress website (with credit card); or by using one of the print/post forms below.

If you have a problem sending the above form by email, then there are two postal options (to assist in completing the printed forms you may wish to print out this page with the Booking Fees):

Complete this registration form by typing the details on your screen - then print it (2 pages A4) and post it to the address given on the form, then send the money by bank transfer.

If you wish to stay in the Youth Hostel then this can be booked on the above form.

Hotel Room Reservation - if you wish to stay in a hotel you will also need to type-then-print (2 pages A4) this form and post it separately to the Dresden Tourist Board. Payment by Credit Card.

Print this form (PDF 3 pages A4) - then fill it in by hand and post the sections to the addresses given (includes registrations and hotels), sending the money as directed.
This form is also available in Deutsch

Note 1: we would prefer you to use option 3 rather than 4 because we get a typed form which is easier to read than handwriting.
However, if you have a problem with option 3 then please do use the 4th form but write clearly!

Note 2
: Payment by check/cheque will not be accepted due to substantial international bank charges.

Bank Transfers (to the Congress Organisers, NOT for Hotels)

For any of options 2-4 above you can send your payment by wiretransfer - bank transfer - it is quick and safe. Note that the sender will also have to pay something for this facility. If you wish to use this option here are the details:

Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands (VEBU),
no. 77800, Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern, BLZ 540 502 20
IBAN: DE39 5405 0220 0000 0778 00, BIC/SWIFT: MALA DE 51 KLK

Do not mention the number of invoice when sending wiretransfer - this will force us to send a fax to authorize the credit.


If you have questions for the Congress organisers, please subscribe to ivu-congress to avoid them having to answer the same questions to everyone individually:

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