Participate in the Degrowth Vienna 2020 Conference!

There are three ways to register for the conference:  Via the regular registration,  via our quotas or as a volunteer.

If you handed in a submission via the submission platform, you’ll be informed on the acceptance of you proposal by the 8th of March and will get the chance to register seperately. You don’t have to register via the aforementioned options in this case.

We are aware of the recent developments concerning the COVID-19 virus. Austria has recently announced strong restrictions regarding mass events and university activities until end of March. Hence, we will offer a full refund of the participation fee (except transaction fees*), if the conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. In case of cancellation, we will inform you before 6th of April and we will provide you with the latest information on our planning here.

We need to cover a considerable share of the conference costs (45%) via participant fees. We're therefore reliant on you contributing financially to the conference. 
Prices include participation in all three conference days and three meals a day + snacks and coffee. 
  • 250 € Regular fee: people who are financed via their employer or that are in a stable financial situation
  • 150 € Reduced fee: For people who self-finance their participation (e.g. students, activists, participants from civil society)
  • 75 € Extra reduced fee: please only pay the extra reduced fee if you don't have the financial means to participate otherwise. E.g. if you have no regular job or live with low financial means (Consider that your place will be co-financed by other participants)

We can provide roughly 350 'regular registration' spaces for the conference (excluding submitters, hosts of consecutive sessions and the quota spots). We will do a lottery in case of higher number of applications than open spots. This avoids a "first come first serve" approach.
The registration for this lottery starts March 1st and ends March 29th.
If you are part of the organising team or want to volunteer, you don't have to register for the lottery. Learn more about volunteering below!
For 'regular registration' you must fill-in this form. In case the number of applications exceeds our number of open spots, then the free spots will be distributed randomly by the lottery. All registrations between March 1 - March 20 will be treated equally in the lottery.

On March 30th everyone will be informed via Email if (s)he received a spot. Within 24 hours, you must   confirm and pay for your spot. Otherwise, your spot might be given to another person.

We are very sorry in case you do not get a spot but the conference venue can't host more than 1000 participants. There will be also an exciting open program in cooperation with 4lthangrund. More info on that will follow!

Experience and surveys during the last degrowth conferences show that the audience is predominantly white and academic. We therefore strive to increase the diversity of participants. We have designated quotas for people of various backgrounds. By that we want to encourage people with non-academic backgrounds, people who suffer from ableist systems, members of migrant communities, LGBTQIAs, BPOC (black/people of colour), or people in care work, to participate in the conference.
The groups/organisations we have selected internally have at least one reference to these criteria and have been proposed by the organisation team or the advisory board. A link to degrowth is not necessary.
If you are a self-organized group or organisation related to the aforementioned and would like to receive quota spots: please write an e-mail to until the 20th of March.
The number of available spots depends on the size of your group/organisation:
  • Small groups/organisations (up to 1000 members): 3 spots
  • Middle sized groups/organisations (between 1000 and 5000 members): 8 spots
  • Big organisations (more than 5000 members): 10 spots
Quotas are available for the normal price. For groups/organisations which can not afford this, prices are negotiable. Please get in touch with us if this is the case:

Want to become a volunteer at the Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020?

For approximately 12-16 hours of your time and energy during the conference, you can participate for free. As a volunteer you play an important role to keep the conference running smoothly. Your responsibilities entail helping the organising team with a variety of tasks like providing technical assistance, taking responsibility for child care, serving food and many more!

Please fill in this form to sign up as a volunteer! 

Important Information

  • Confirmation: We will send out the first round of confirmation mails on the 23rd of March. If you are confirmed as a volunteer, please do not register as a regular participant. If you receive a negative response from us you will have time until March 23rd to register for the lottery as a regular participant. If you register for the lottery and do not get a regular ticket, you will still be able to take part in the conference and register as a volunteer if we haven't reached our maximum number of volunteers yet.
  • Accommodation: If your current place of residence is not in Vienna and you need accommodation, there will be an option to participate in a conference-internal couchsurfing pool. Information will follow soon.
  • Communication: We will get in touch with you through email. To ensure a smooth communication during the conference, we are planning to use a messenger channel like Telegram. We hope you're ok with using this messenger on your smartphone for the time of the conference. Owning a smartphone is not required for working as a volunteer.

*1,4 % + 0,25 € for European cards, 2,9 % + 0,25 € for non-European cards.