Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get any funding assistance?

If you reside in an eligible Tier 1 country, you may apply for the IRF Symposium Subsidy. In addition, discounts are available for speakers and students. Unfortunately, as we (the International RiverFoundation) are a small not-for-profit organisation, we are unable to provide funding assistance outside of this subsidy, including support for accommodation, flights or to countries outside of the Tier 1 list.

I live in a country not on the Tier 1 list. Can I get subsidised registration?

Unfortunately, as a small not-for-profit organisation, we have very limited sources of funds to bring people to the Riversymposium. The only reason we are able to offer a subsidy for people in the region is due to sponsorship from organisations who are passionate about the importance of regional participation. We are therefore unable to offer a subsidy outside this region.

How do I register?

Please complete the registration form, noting that you must make payment within two weeks of registration. To receive the earlybird rate, you must make payment by 31 July.

I am a speaker. How do I register?

Please refer to the instructions provided in your presenter confirmation email. You will be prompted to complete the registration form, enter your code when selecting you are a speaker, and make payment.

Can you fund my accommodation and travel?

Due to our limited funds as a not-for-profit organisation, we are unable to fund accommodation and travel.

How much do I have to pay?

Please refer to the prices on our registration page.

Can you assist with my visa requirements?

We are able to direct you to organisations who may be able to help provide you with information to apply for your visa. Please contact us at

Where can I stay?

We have been able to secure discounted accommodation at the Taj Palace which is available on our Location page. Alternatively, you might like to look at the options on this page or try or You will need to arrange accommodation for yourself.

Can I speak at Riversymposium?

Unfortunately we have finalised our speaker lineup and cannot accept any more abstracts.

When will I find out when I am presenting?

Our program will be finalised over the coming weeks. Please visit our program page for a draft.

Will sessions be video recorded?

Sessions will not be recorded—however, proceedings will be made available on the website following the conference.

What is the dress code for the conference and social events?

We recommend smart casual or business attire, and semi-formal or cultural attire for the Riverprize Gala Dinner.

When will the program be available?

Our program will be finalised once abstracts have been confirmed. At this stage, we would hope to complete the program by the end of July.

I have registered interest in being a volunteer; what happens now?

Thank you for submitting your enquiry. Once we are able to confirm our volunteer needs, we will email you with an outcome.


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