15 August 2019

Reminder: WADA deadline to register for Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport is 30 August


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to remind you that 30 August 2019 is the deadline to register for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, which will take place from 5-7 November in Katowice, Poland. Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the deadline, as delegate status cannot be guaranteed once it has passed.

The Agency also wishes to remind you that 1 September is the deadline to book accommodation at the preferential rate negotiated for Conference participants. As the number of hotel rooms in Katowice is limited, we strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

The Conference, which is being organized with the generous support of the Polish Ministry of Sport and Tourism, will convene global anti-doping stakeholders to take stock of the evolution of clean sport and engage in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program. The Conference will culminate with endorsement of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards, which will take effect on 1 January 2021; as well as, the election of the new WADA President and Vice-President – who will assume their roles on 1 January 2020.
For further information regarding the Conference, and to
register by the deadline of 30 August, please consult the Conference website that contains all relevant information, including: the program; the goals and objectives; intervention registration and submission, participation terms; and a preliminary list of confirmed speakers, which includes the following individuals, among others:

  • Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland
  • Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee
  • Witold Bańka, Incoming WADA President
  • Jean-Paul Costa, President, International Institute of Human Rights
  • Ulrich Haas, Professor of Procedural and Private Law, University of Zurich
  • Yang Yang, Incoming WADA Vice-President
  • Richard Young, Attorney and main drafter of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code

Should you have any questions regarding the Conference, including queries relating to registration, accommodation and transport, please consult the list of key contacts on the Conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Katowice.