WC2023 Important Information for Participants

Dear colleagues,

This page provides important information to all participants attending the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held virtually, 10-15 July 2021. Please familiarize yourself with the information below.

Program Schedule

Please refer to the Program Schedule (in UTC-3) for the most updated information on the time of your presentation or panel. Click [My Schedule] to view the schedule of panels where you have a role. The Schedule follows the local time in Argentina (UTC-3).

Each panel was scheduled taking into account the individual time restrictions indicated in the submitted schedule information form, conflicts with other roles in the program and preferences indicated by the panelists as well as room availability. In all, five (5) levels of restrictions/conflicts were considered during the scheduling process.

We are aware that some scheduled time periods may not be optimal for all panelists. If the majority of panelists are unable to participate at the scheduled time, the panel convenor or chair may send a reschedule request to wc2023@ipsa.org by 15 June 2023. All members of the panel MUST be consulted before sending the request. We will do our best to accommodate the request, but cannot guarantee it due to panel conflicts and a limited number of rooms available. We will unfortunately not able to accommodate everyone’s request.

Registered participants will also be able to access the electronic (PDF) version of the WC2023 Program on the Congress Program page as of 5 July 2023.

Congress Venue

Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) - Building San Jose - Buenos Aires (MAP)
To enter the Congress venue, all participants will require a participant badge with a unique identifying QR Code.

Building San Jose - Auditoriums
UCA1680 Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo
Buenos Aires, CABA, C1107
Visit the General Information page for details.


Registered participants can pick up their Congress badge and bag at the registration area located in the Main Foyer when entering the San Jose building of the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) (MAP). To enter the Congress venue, all participants will require a participant badge with a unique identifying QR Code.

Badges are organized in alphabetical order by the first letter of the participant’s last name (as it appears in the online profile).

Registration hours:

SAT,  15 July: 15:00 – 18:00
SUN, 16 July: 08:00 – 20:00
MON, 17 July: 08:00 – 17:30
TUE, 18 July: 08:00 – 17:30
WED, 19 July: 08:00 – 17:30


The exhibition area is located on the second (2) floor of the San Jose building of the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) (MAP) in the Juan Pablo II Foyer. To enter the Congress venue, all participants will require a participant badge with a unique identifying QR Code.

Our Exhibitors

Exhibition hours:

SAT,  15 July: Setup
SUN, 16 July: 10:30 – 18:00
MON, 17 July: 09:00 – 17:30
TUE, 18 July: 09:00 – 17:30
WED, 19 July: 09:00 – 16:30

Internet Connection at UCA

Network: WC2023  | Password: IPSA2023

Mobile App

Download the Pheedloop Go App to enhance your IPSA World Congress experience in Buenos Aires. This customized mobile app lets you navigate the conference schedule, activities, exhibitors, maps & floor plans and other useful information. In addition, you can create your own schedule.

Access to the event in the mobile app must be made via the Virtual Platform (Pheedloop), please follow these steps:

  • All Congress participants, including those who will attend in-person, were sent an email invitation to join the Congress Virtual Platform on 11 July 2023. This email is titled Virtual Event Portal Access (if you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder);
  • Click on the link contained in this email;
  • Choose a password.
  • Download the Pheedloop Go App (on Google Play or on the App Store) on your mobile device;
  • Enter your email (the same one you use for your IPSA account and for the Virtual Platform) and the password you chose for the Virtual Platform.

Conduct Guidelines

Be respectful and kind to everyone even if you disagree with their viewpoint or ideas. Advancement of knowledge flourishes most readily in an atmosphere of constructive debate in which all members treat each another with dignity and respect. Refer to the Anti-harassment Policy: Code of Conduct (PDF).

We recommend you dress appropriately keeping in mind the diversity of participants from across all continents and cultural backgrounds. It will be winter in Argentina, please check the weather forecast before your departure.

Note: The use of a masks in closed spaces in Buenos Aires is not mandatory. The recommendation for the use of masks is maintained, especially during the winter period.

Presentation Equipment and Internet

Each presentation room will be equipped with a computer, a screen and a projector. Wi-Fi Internet connection will also be available. Each computer is equipped with the Microsoft Office suite. The computer operating language will be in Spanish but volunteers will be available to assist. Please be sure to have your presentation ready on a USB drive (memory stick).

Note that virtual presentations in onsite panels / roundtables are not possible.

The panel is 1h45min in length, and must include time for questions. For more information about your individual panel presentation, please contact your panel convenor or panel chair directly (view the contact list in your panel).

Full Papers & Online Paper Room

Paper authors are expected to submit their full paper by 1 July 2023. If you are the main author and have not uploaded your paper, please do so by the deadline.

Guidelines: A written paper no more than 25 pages, single-spaced on letter-sized (or A4) paper. The language of the full paper should match the language of the submitted abstract. Refer to Guidelines for Full Papers.

You may view all submitted full papers in the IPSA Online Paper Room, available to IPSA account holders. Once a paper has been uploaded, it will appear beneath its corresponding paper abstract.

Note to main authors:
You will be able to replace the uploaded paper at a later date (ie. If you are unable to provide the final version before the July 1 deadline). Inclusion of your paper in our Online Paper Room does not constitute publication of your paper. You can choose to have your full paper removed at any time after the Congress. (Instructions)

Duties of Paper givers, Panel Chairs and Discussants

As per the Guidelines for Participation in IPSA World Congresses.

Documents Available for Participants

Congress related documents are available to participants by logging into their IPSA online account at wc2023.ipsa.org in [My Congress] user menu.

Certificates of Participation

A Certificate of attendance and a letter of participation will be available in electronic format (PDF) in the participant's user account [My Congress] after the Congress, as of 20 July 2023.

Congress Virtual Platform

The WC2023 Virtual Platform (Pheedloop) is the portal where the virtual panels of the World Congress will take place from 15 to 19 July 2023. Here is how you can join the Virtual Platform:

  • All Congress participants, including those who only participate in in-person panels, will receive an email invitation to join the Congress Virtual Platform (10 July 2023). This email is titled Virtual Event Portal Access (if you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder);
  • Click on the link contained in this email;
  • Enter the login credentials you have received in the email (email and password).

For detailed information on how to use the Virtual Platform, please consult the following instructions document:

Virtual Platform Instructions

Time Zones

All dates and times in World Congress Website, the Printed (or PDF) Program and the Virtual Platform and on the will be displayed in UTC-3. The Mobile App (Pheedloop Go) displays panels and sessions times in your local time zone. You may also refer to WorldTimeBuddy or Time Zone Converter to confirm the schedule time in UTC to your time zone.

Virtual Presentations

Paper authors will have the option to present live or pre-record their presentation, in no more than 15 minutes. Paper presenters who uploaded a pre-recorded presentation are required to attend the live session and take part in the Q&A in order to receive recognition of their participation.

The panel duration is 1h45min and must include time for questions. For more information about the format of your panel and duration of paper presentations, please contact your panel chair (or panel convenor) directly (view the contact list in the panel).

Research Methods Courses (RMC)

Three Research Methods Courses will be offered at the occasion of the 2023 World Congress:

  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (7 hours) In-person:
    • 15 July 2023 | 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC-3)
  • Process Tracing (7 hours) In-person:
    • 15 July 2023 | 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC-3)
  • Research Methods and Designs (6 hours) Virtual:
    • 15 July 2023 | 09:00 to 12:00 (UTC-3)
    • 16 July 2023 | 09:00 to 12:00 (UTC-3)

Details are available on the Research Methods Courses page. The registration deadline is 30 June 2023 and the fee is $75 USD for each course. Advance registration is required, as places are limited. Any questions concerning RMC registration should be sent to wc2023@ipsa.org.

Plan Your Trip

Book your Tour!

A number of interesting tours are offered to Congress delegates in Buenos Aires. Be sure to reserve your next adventure by the booking deadline!
Please visit the Tours page for details.

Booking Deadline: 10:00 (AM) the day prior to the selected tour

Discounted Airfare - Aerolineas Argentinas

IPSA is pleased to offer discounted travel rates when using their exclusive official carrier Aerolineas Argentinas. As part of this partnership, Aerolineas Argentinas is offering exclusive discounted fares to all registered IPSA World Congress participants and their companions. These discounted fares can be easily booked online through the Congress website. Participants flying from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Italy or the US will benefit from discounts up to 10%.


Preferential rates have been negotiated for Congress attendees. Please visit the Accommodation page to book a hotel. There is a variety of rooms and rates available to fit all budgets.


If you can no longer participate in the IPSA World Congress, notify us urgently by sending an email to wc2023@ipsa.org so that the panelists can be informed.

If you have additional questions, contact us at wc2023@ipsa.org.

IPSA Congress Team