Agenda

Conference Theme: Democracy Under Pressure?

Europe, America, Asia. Worldwide more and more politicians are dividing our society. Populism, tribalism politics, hatred and incitement against "the other" are increasing in many countries. What can we do to make democracy strong again?

Programme Overview

Hosted as a four-day cruise on the Danube from Passau to Vienna, through one of the most scenic regions in central Europe, the 52nd World Conference is the perfect combination of first-rate symposium and wonderful sightseeing, with an unforgettable social programme. A general overview is given below:

  • Friday, 8 November

    • Arrive at Munich Airport
    • Lunchtime: City walk in Passau for participants who are attend at this time
    • After 2 PM: check-in on board the ship
    • 6.30 PM: welcome reception on board
    • 7 PM: welcome dinner on board
    • 11 PM: boat departs for Linz/Upper Austria
  • Saturday, 9 November

    • Breakfast on board
    • 9 AM: conference begins on board
    • 12 PM: lunch on board
    • 1 PM: visit to the Mauthausen Memorial Concentration Camp of WW II
    • Dinner on board
    • Free evening to attend a concert or do other activities in Linz
    • 11 PM: on boat departs for Krems/Upper Austria
  • Sunday, 10 November

    • Breakfast on board
    • 9 AM: start of the second day of the conference
    • 1.30 PM: lunch on board
    • Afternoon: guided tour of Krems with a visit to a museum and wine tasting
    • Dinner on board
    • Free evening for activities in Krems
    • 11 PM: boat departs for Vienna
  • Monday, 11 November

    • Breakfast on board
    • 9 AM: start of the third day of the conference
    • 1.30 PM: closing of the conference
    • Lunch on board
    • Afternoon: IAPC member meeting
    • 7.30 PM: cocktail reception on board
    • 8 PM: IAPC gala evening with democracy medal presentation, followed by a dance on board
  • Monday, 12 November

    • Breakfast on board
    • Followed by check-out

Book Together!

Thanks to the unique experiences being offered and the availability of two-bed cabins, the 52nd World Conference is an ideal opportunity to invite a guest along for the journey. A comprehensive additional programme included in the price is offered to accompanying guests who may not necessarily be interested in taking part in the conference.

Social Events

During the conference, the following supporting programme is planned for accompanying guests. Participation is free.

  • Friday, 8 November

    • 1 PM to 3 PM: City walk Passau
  • Saturday, 9 November

    • 10.30 AM to 12 PM: City walk Linz
  • Sunday, 10 November

    • 10 AM to 1 PM: Visit to Göttweig Abbey
  • Monday, 11 November

    • 9.30 AM to 1 PM: Short bus tour of Vienna
  • Monday, 12 November

    • Breakfast on board
    • Followed by check-out

Detailed Conference Programme

The detailed schedule, listing all topics and speakers, will be announced in April.

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