Registration remains open. All participants - panel convenors, authors, chairs, discussants, organisers, keynotes, plenary speakers, guests, volunteers, committee members and those without any specific role - MUST register in advance of the event, in order to participate. Please note that this is a fully face-to-face (only) event - not hybrid - and thus there will be no remote participation.
Registration is by online form only and does not require instant payment. On completion of registration you will be emailed an invoice with payment information - payment can be taken online by credit card or bank transfer, and invoices should be settled within 15 days.
How much are conference fees?
- Concession (low income*): €235
*those with a gross annual income of below €20,000
- Full: €335
- Day registration*: €180
*for delegates who attend for a single day, choose the date for attending
Registration includes an opening drinks reception, three lunches and six tea/coffee breaks, access to all sessions and events, as well as KVB-ticket for public transport in Cologne.
Any queries, please email admin(at)ecasconference.org.
Due to the popular demand, the dinner tickets have now been sold out.
For discounted accommodation options, please visit our accommodation page.
What are you paying for?
It is important for a conference titled "African Futures" to welcome as many young researchers and colleagues from the African continent to Cologne as possible. We use the full price fees to subsidise the low-income registration fee, and also through funding travel and accommodation of many of those on low/no income.
However, due to the pandemic and the Ukraine War flights have become more expensive as have most services, energy supply and food costs. Additionally, many parts of Europe are suffering from an immense lack of personnel across various sectors. These dynamics make finding sponsors for a scientific conference very difficult. We have tried hard and have at least found some donors willing to provide some funds for delegate assistance. We have done our utmost to reduce costs without making the event less convenient or insightful for you, while sticking to (new) ecological and sustainability standards. Therefore, we will only provide the conference program in a digital format - not as a printed book of abstracts.
The University of Cologne has a certificate as a Fair Trade University and you will be served fairly traded drinks during the coffee breaks. Additionally, we want to reassure you that the water in all restrooms at the conference venue is drinkable! We will be serving a minimal amount of meat in order to ensure that the meat you will get complies with sustainability guidelines.
Registrations cancelled (notifying us by email) more than three weeks (before 20 May) before the conference will be refunded, less an admin fee to cover administrative and finance costs. Cancellations made within three weeks of the event will be ineligible for such a refund, due to costs already incurred. Refunds at that point will be discretionary.
The Call for Funding is now closed. ECAS aims to give grants to some precarious scholars and students to partially cover registration fees, as well as other costs such as accommodation, travel, covid tests and visas for F2F participation.
Codes of conduct
We ask that all delegates behave appropriately at this event respecting the others present. We bring three University of Cologne 'codes of conduct' to your attention: