Congress Programme 

See the detailed programme here.

Programme Structure of the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress


Please note that the programme above is subject to change without prior notice. The virtual-only sessions will take place on 28-29 October and 9 November. More information are available on this page.


All the times mentioned in the in-person programme are in the Doha time zone (AST – Arabia Standard Time | UTC+3).


Livestreamed sessions (dark blue) that will be available for in-person and online participants may be recorded for on-demand viewing for registered participants.


Main programme highlights:


Regular programme:

  • Plenary sessions with prominent keynote speakers 
  • Awards for Excellence presentations
  • Young Planning Professional (YPP) Workshop presentations
  • State of the Profession Keynote by ISOCARP President, Martin Dubbeling
  • Parallel sessions for forums, special sessions, and paper/case study presentations


Social programme:

  • Welcome Reception on the first evening (8 November)
  • Dinner reception and social activities  (9 November)
  • Congress/gala dinner on the last evening (11 November)


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