NF Information

Registration and voting

All national federations attending either online or in person must complete the registration. Each national federation can have a maximum of three attendees, of which one can vote. If there are three attendees from the same federation, at least one much be of each gender. 

All national federations have been sent a registration link. If your federation has not received the link please contact and state the name of your federation and your position in the federation. Registration closes 4 October 2022.

Due to the hybrid nature of the Congress, proxy voting will not be permitted for the 2022 ICF Congress.

All Congress papers will be provided online on the sub-menu above. There will be no physical Congress papers provided on site.

Voting will be completed by personal smartphone or computer both virtually and in the congress hall though a dedicated portal for the Congress. Login and password details will be provided to the voting delegate from each national federation in the week of the Congress. Therefore each voting delegate must have access to either a smartphone or computer throughout the Congress. Free wifi will be provided in the venue for the purpose of voting.


The Congress will take place at the Mytt Beach Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand

Address: 10 หมู่ 9 Pattaya 3 Alley, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

The meeting will also be available online for those who are unable to attend in person. Video conference and voting links will be made available directly to eligible, registered participants.


See the accommodation tab for more information on the various accommodation options


The official dinner will be held on site on Friday 4 November. All registered in-person attendees will receive an invitation for the official dinner.


Transportation to/from the airport should be booked and paid for through the registration form. Airport transfers will cost 50 USD per person each way. Airport transfers will be available from BKK to the hotel on Tuesday 1 November and Wednesday 2 November, and from the hotel to BKK on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November. Bookings for any other day should be made directly with the transport provider, and the cost will be per vehicle. Information will be provided as soon as it is available.

All accommodation venues are within walking distance of the Congress hall, meetings rooms and dining areas.

Invitation letter and visa

Please check if you require a visa to visit Thailand:

Should you require a VISA to travel to Thailand, please send your request (along with passport details and flight information) to:

Schedule and workshop information

See the schedule page

Covid precautions

The ICF's covid-19 policy will apply to this event.

To ensure a safe travel regarding covid situation, please check conditions and restrictions with your airline.

Travel information is available here:

Please check back regularly as travel advice and requirements can change at short notice.

Should you require a negative test for your flight back to your home country, please enquire about a test booking at the accreditation desk when you arrive.


The Congress will be simultaneously translated into English, French, Spanish and Russian and be available in venue and online.

Online meeting

The online aspect of the Congress will be held on Zoom in a webinar format (watch / listen and type only). Each person registered to attend online will receive their own unique link to join each day of the Congress. This link will only be able to be used on one device at any given time.

The Congress sessions will also be live streamed on the ICF's YouTube account, Planet Canoe. Links will be available closer to the Congress. 

Any national federation wanting to apply to host the 2024 ICF Congress should indicate their intention to bid to as soon as possible. Complete application files must be received by 10 September 2022.

Presentations for Congress papers to support the application must be provided by the registration deadline: 4 October 2022