Congress Programme 

November 8-11, 2021 in Doha, Qatar


Please note that the Doha programme above is still in its draft version and is subject to change without prior notice. The programme for the virtual sessions will be available shortly on this page.


All the times mentioned in the 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:

  • High-level Regional forum
  • One-day focused workshops - location and track-based
    1. Oriented around each track theme
    2. Extensive site visits
    3. Includes case study and research paper presentations from accepted submissions
    4. Hosted in various locations (limited capacity)
  • Technical tours as introduction to Qatar
  • Exhibitions (Qatar Museums)


Regular programme:

  • Plenary sessions with prominent keynote speakers (TBA)
  • 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)