9 July 2019

WADA highlights process for registering and submitting interventions for the World Conference

On 21 March, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) opened registration for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, which will take place from 5-7 November 2019 in Katowice, Poland. Today, WADA is pleased to highlight the process for registering and submitting interventions for the World Conference.

Just as the entire 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Review Process has been open and collaborative, it is important that WADA affords delegates the opportunity to intervene publicly during the Conference Plenary Sessions related to the Code.

Please note that only delegates can publicly intervene; and that, priority will be given to those that register to intervene prior to the Conference. Due to the high number of interventions expected, they will be limited to three minutes each. In the event that more intervention requests are received than available slots, WADA will be required to prioritize the interventions and/or possibly shorten the time offered.

For delegates:

  1. To register interventions

    Delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Plenary Sessions (related to the Code) should register their interest via e-mail to: worldconference2019@wada-ama.org by 4 October 2019.

    The same process applies to delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Side Sessions of the Conference where the focus will be on the various International Standards and the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights.
  2. To submit interventions

    Delegates who wish to make an intervention in Katowice are strongly encouraged to provide an advance copy of their written document in English and/or French via e-mail to: worldconference2019@wada-ama.org by 21 October 2019.

    Written documents should be a maximum of two A4 (or letter size) pages in length (approximately 400-500 words).

    All documents will be posted on the Conference website as soon as possible after the relevant session.

For non-delegate participants:
While non-delegate participants are welcome to submit a written contribution (via e-mail to worldconference2019@wada-ama.org), the Agency will not be able to accommodate these submissions with an intervention slot during the Conference Plenary Sessions.

Subject to available time, non-delegate participants may be able to deliver an intervention during the Conference Side Sessions. It is intended that non-delegate submissions will also be posted on the Conference website after the relevant session, regardless whether an intervention slot was afforded or not.

Please note that the full intervention registration and submission process can be found on the World Conference website.

Should you have any questions regarding the intervention process, or general inquiries regarding the event, please refer to the list of key contacts on the Conference website.