We’re going virtual!

In keeping with the slogan of the Congress, “Adapting to a Changing World”, and due to the ongoing health and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress will be held in digital format.

PIARC’s congresses have been successful over the years due to their inclusiveness. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic – the emergence of variants of Covid-19 that erupt unexpectedly, the uncertainty of vaccine supply around the world, and the associated economic repercussions being felt in nations–delegates may not be to attend an international congress.

As a result, a unique virtual platform will be set up to enable a full event to be held in times of a pandemic. It will allow decision-makers as well as technical experts, road authorities and administrators, operators, equipment manufacturers and engineers, and academia to take part in the XVI edition of the Congress. It will also be easier and more cost-effective for all countries to take part in the Congress, since authors and delegates will not need to cover transportation and accommodation expenses.

Full technical details on the digital format will be shared in the coming months.

Registration Rates

Registration opens in September!

The following registration rates apply:

CAD
EURO*
USD*
PIARC Members
EARLY BIRD: September-October
$600
€ 408
$498
REGULAR: November-December
$700
€ 476
$581
LATE: January-February
$800
€ 544
$664
Non-Members
EARLY BIRD: September-October
$700
€ 476
$581
REGULAR: November-December
$800
€ 544
$664
LATE: January-February
$900
€ 612
$747

*Prices in Euro and USD are for comparison only. Canada will be accepting payment for the Congress in Canadian dollars exclusively, subject to 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST). The fee comparison is based on the exchange rate in June 2021. The actual cost at time of registration could vary according to fluctuations in international currency rates.