19th IACC postponed

It is with a heavy heart that the IACC Council, Transparency International, together with our Korean hosts, have decided to postpone the 19th IACC to a later date this year. The 19th IACC will no longer take place from 2 to 5 of June 2020. While being a difficult decision requiring concerted action between all the organisers, our main priority is to protect the health and well-being of our participants, partners, and staff

The government and people of the Korean Republic have been making enormous progress in limiting the spread of the virus in their territory setting an example for countries around the world, yet the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 is a global challenge that is affecting all of us. During these critical times, we need to be kind and supportive. Safety and health take prominence over any other consideration.

We see the postponement as a unique opportunity to foster a global dialogue about the new challenges posed by corruption, to explore solutions and find ways to promote transparency. The current pandemic increases the importance of jointly carving out new strategies to put an end to corruption and improve governance. Therefore, we are currently working hard to find suitable new dates to reschedule the 19th IACC.

We will keep you updated as soon as we can on our blog, email newsletter and our social media channels on our Twitter and Facebook.

We want to thank every one of you for your patience and understanding, and please stay home and healthy. We can do this together!

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the 19th IACC later this year!

We are  happy  to answer any questions and concerns you might have. Please feel free to get in touch with us over email at [email protected]


19th IACC Postponement FAQs

  • Who and why was decided to postpone the 19th IACC, Korea?
    • In light of the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having worldwide, it is with a heavy heart that the IACC Council, together with its Korean partners have made the mutual decision to postpone the IACC to a later date this year.

  • Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns?
    • The IACC team is here to help you with any queries you might have regarding the postponement of the 19th IACC as well as your attendance and participation. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can get in touch with us over email at [email protected]

  • When and where will the 19th IACC take place?
    • The Republic of Korea will remain the host country of the 19th IACC, as previously planned for 2-5 June 2020. The IACC team, together with the IACC Council, are currently working with their host partners in Korea to find new dates to reschedule the IACC.

      The IACC may take place in Seoul or another Korean city. We will announce the city and the new dates as soon as a collective decision is made.

  • How can I participate in the 19th IACC programme?
    • If you want to find ways in which you can participate and help shape the 19th IACC agenda you can always reach us via email and through our social media channels. The IACC agenda is the result of a global collective dialogue so you are welcome to reach to us and contribute!

  • How does this affect the selection of the next IACC host country?
    • The decision to postpone the IACC does not have any implications so far on the selection of the next IACC host country. Applications are welcomed over email to [email protected]

  • What are the organizers liable for, and what are the Conference participants responsibilities?
    • In critical circumstances, we reserve the rights at any time to change the programme or to cancel or postpone the conference. Our liability is limited to refunding any registration fee already paid. We strongly encourage everyone to get their own health and travel insurance when making plans to attend the IACC.

      For more info, we invite you to read the Terms and conditions on our registration site. on our registration site.

  • How will this affect registration fees, i.e. ticket holders, refunds?
    • Please know that if you are a ticket holder, your registration will still be valid for the new dates of the IACC. We will notify you at the address provided on your registration form of the postponement decision as soon as we can. In the meantime, you have two options:

      1. If you wish to hold on to your ticket because you want to join us to the 19th IACC, you don’t need to do anything else. We will send you an updated invoice along with the visa letter if requested once the new dates are secured.

      2. If you would, however, prefer a refund, just drop us a line at [email protected]. We are happy to assist you with any enquiries concerning full refund or a partial refund of bought tickets for a group.

  • Are there going to be new early bird rates?
    • Yes! During these challenging times, we want to be supportive as much as we can with our anti-corruption community.

      We will be communicating the new early-bird dates very soon on our website and social media channels, so stay tuned and don’t miss the opportunity to get your tickets, here.

  • What does this mean for my visa invitation letter request?
    • If you have previously received a visa letter when registering online, we will be sending you an updated letter once the new dates are confirmed. In the meantime, we will continue to provide letters of invitation upon request to participants that have already paid the registration fee in full.

  • My workshop proposal was accepted in the first-round review. What happens next?
    • We thank you for your time and effort in submitting a workshop proposal. The session you have proposed is still in the shortlist for the IACC Agenda. Please note that in April we may come back to you with one or two suggestions to potentially welcome other IACC stakeholders to your session. Thank you for your understanding.

  • My proposal was considered in the second-round review for the 19th IACC agenda. What happens next?
    • We appreciate your interest in shaping the 19th IACC agenda. Certainly, we couldn’t be doing so without your contribution. Our team is currently exploring ways in which we can accommodate your session to either a stand-alone slot or combine it with another session.

      We understand that this has been a long wait already, but we kindly ask you for some for more time to shape our new timeline schedule. You will be hearing from us very soon!

  • I nominated someone/institution for the Anti-Corruption Award. What happens next?
    • The decision to postpone the IACC does not affect your nomination for the Anti-Corruption Award. The Anti-Corruption Award Committee is currently reviewing your submission. The new time-frame for announcing the shortlist and winners will be informed by the rescheduled date of the IACC.

  • I applied for press accreditation. What does this mean for me?
    • The decision to postpone the IACC does not affect your application for press accreditation. We will be carrying over applications previously submitted. There is no need to re-apply.

  • What does this mean for my application as a Young Journalist?
    • This does not have any implications on your application as a Young Journalist. Your application will still be considered. Please note that we did not set a deadline for application but are rather accepting applications on a rolling basis given that we currently do not have a set a date for the IACC yet.

  • I applied to the Anti-Corruption Music Competition. What happens now?
    • Don’t worry! If you have already submitted your application to Fair Play, this will still be considered. If you are one of the winners, you will be notified by email.

  • How can I keep myself updated on the IACC and future developments?
    • To stay up to date with our latest news, we invite you to visit our blog at the iaccseries.org, subscribe to our email newsletter, and follow us on our Twitter and Facebook.

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