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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to help you to successfully complete the registration process for WCIT 2012, the answers to common questions concerning registration can be found below.

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FAQs related to Registration

When can I register for WCIT 2012?

Registration will open on April 1, 2012. Subscribe to our RSS feed or newsletter in order to stay informed!

Learn more about WCIT 2012 registration packages and pricing.

Should I register in advance?

Of course! Early registration means two things: you save money and you are guaranteed to have an entry ticket to the world’s most important conference on Information Technology.

How much does it cost to attend WCIT 2012?

WCIT 2012 offers a number of different passes, ranging from a comprehensive Full Conference Pass to a Companion Pass. It all depends on what part of the World Congress on Information Technology 2012 you want to participate in! Learn more about WCIT 2012 registration fees.

Are there any taxes applicable to the registration fee?

When you complete the registration form, sales taxes will be added to the registration fees. The following taxes apply to this conference:

  • Goods and Services tax (federal): GST = 5%
  • Québec Sales tax (provincial): QST = 9.5% applied to the total of the registration fee and the GST
I am an international attendee. Do I need a visa/official letter of invitation to attend the Congress?

Some international visitors will need a visa. Please check with the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Official letters of invitation for visa applications are available to REGISTERED PAID participants. These letters do not and cannot commit the Organizing Committee to any financial obligation.

Attendees who require an official letter of invitation for visa purposes must do the following:

  1. Register and pay for their Conference pass,
  2. Access the link that appears on the payment/registration confirmation that is e mailed to the registrant upon successful submission of the registration file.

If you are unable to secure a visa

If an applicant is not granted a visa, the paid registration fee (less 25% for administrative charges) will be reimbursed to any participant who requests a refund, in writing, before October 10, 2012. You must submit documentation indicating that your visa has been denied along with the request. All approved refunds will be issued after the Conference.

Written requests should be addressed to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by e-mail, or by fax, to + 1-514-287-1248. You must indicate your registration reference number in the subject line of the e-mail or fax.

Are there discounted tickets for groups?

Yes, there are two options: the B2B Group Pass and the Full Conference Group Pass.

For the B2B Group Pass

Attendees who are interested in purchasing a B2B Group Pass for a minimum of 10 people should download the interest form. Please download fill out the interest form and return to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For the Full Conference Group Pass

Attendees who are interested in purchasing a minimum of 10 Full Conference Passes should contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The B2B Group Pass and the Full Conference Group Pass price applies to the B2B Group Pass and the Full Conference Group Pass only, and must be paid in full according to registration deadlines.

Additional discounts, such as those for Students, Developing Countries or others, cannot be combined with the B2B Group Pass discount or the Full Conference Group Pass discount.

Are there discounted tickets for students?

Absolutely! The future of ICT depends on the availability of young professionals with the knowledge, skills and talent to meet the evolving and diverse needs of this exciting industry. The World Congress on Information Technology 2012 is a wonderful opportunity to support the next generation, and we are committed to offering student tickets. Details are available here.

Learn more about Youth Activities.

The Student Pass price applies to the Student Pass only, and must be paid in full according to registration deadlines.

A valid full-time student ID or a letter from the Dean of Administration (on letterhead from the educational institution) stating the student’s status is required before the conference, and must be sent to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by fax or by e-mail.

Additional discounts, such as those for B2B Groups, Developing Countries or others, cannot be combined with the Student Pass discount.

Are there discounted tickets for professors?

Yes. The student discount is offered to professors

The Student/Professor Pass price applies to the Student/Professor Pass only, and must be paid in full according to registration deadlines.

A valid full-time professor ID or a letter from the Dean of Administration (on letterhead from the educational institution) stating the professor’s status is required before the conference, and must be sent to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by fax or by e-mail.

Additional discounts, such as those for B2B Groups, Developing Countries or others, cannot be combined with the Student/Professor Pass discount.

Are there discounted tickets for not-for-profit organizations?

No, there are no discounted tickets available for not-for-profit organizations.

Are there discounted tickets for participants from developing countries?

Delegates from developing countries receive a discount on the Full Conference Pass. The Developing Country Pass is for participants from “Low Income Countries” and “Lower Middle Income Countries”, as defined by the World Bank in its report entitled “World Development Indicators 2011”. Click here for the list of eligible countries.

The Developing Country Pass price applies to the Developing Country Pass only, and must be paid in full according to registration deadlines.

Additional discounts, such as those for Groups, Students, or others, cannot be combined with the Developing Country Pass discount.

How do I register?

Registration will open on April 1, 2012. Click here to learn about the Registration Process and the Passes & Prices.

How do I register a group?

Terms and conditions for B2B Group Registration

In order to qualify for our Group discount, your group must:

  • consist of 10 or more attendees from the same company
  • download the interest form
  • fill out the interest form and submit it to the conference This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The Registration Secretariat will then invoice the group handler for the number of passes requested. Upon receipt of full payment, an online link will be supplied to the group handler. Registration will allow up to the maximum paid for, and must be filled out online before October 8, 2012.

The B2B Group Pass price applies to the B2B Group Pass only. Additional discounts, such as those for Students, Developing Countries, or others, cannot be combined with the B2B Group discount.

Group registration will open on April 1, 2012.

For more information, e-mail the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 1-514-287-1070, ext. 237.

What is the cancellation policy?

Delegates who are unable to attend the WCIT 2012 Conference will be entitled to a full refund (less 25% for administrative charges), provided that the Conference Secretariat receives a written request by September 1, 2012. The organizers regret that refund requests received after this date will not be considered. All approved refunds will be issued after the Conference.

Are meals included with my registration pass?

Consult the Pass Comparison Chart to learn what is included with each pass.

I registered for WCIT 2012 online. How can I get a receipt and a confirmation?

Registration will open on April 1, 2012. You will automatically receive a Receipt/Invoice upon successful submission of your registration file by e-mail.

When will I receive my badge?

Event badges will not be mailed prior to the event. Instead, you can collect your badge on-site.

I have registered, but now I cannot attend. Can I send a substitute?

If you need to make a substitution, you may do so at no charge until October 15. After this date, you can make a substitution ONLY ON SITE, AND THERE WILL BE A SUBSTITUTION FEE OF $CAD 100 PER REGISTRATION FILE.

I have registered, but I need to make some changes to my registration. How can I do this?

If you need to make changes after you have completed the online registration process, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Why can’t I see the registration page?

If you cannot see the registration page, it may be an Internet browser issue. Please contact the WCIT 2012 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by e-mail for assistance.

How can I claim a tax refund?

The WCIT 2012 will not be promoting a tax recovery service. Our suggestion is that you undertake a search for a reputable service provider in your country, and/or speak to your accountants or auditors with respect to a recommendation that is suitable to your organization.

How can I contact a “live” person for help and information concerning registration?

If you have a registration question that has not been answered by our FAQs, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by e-mail, or by phone, at +1 514 287-1070, ext. 237. The Registration Secretariat is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding holidays.


FAQs related to Accommodations

Can I make a hotel reservation through WCIT 2012?

Yes. We have negotiated discounted rates for WCIT 2012 attendees at hotels close to the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Convention Centre). In order to receive the exclusive pre-arranged discount rates, you must book your hotel via Tourisme Montréal’s secure online hotel reservation platform.

Learn more about the WCIT 2012 Official Hotel Block.

Am I required to book my hotel stay through your official accommodation agency?

No. However, remember that you will maximize your networking opportunities if you stay at one of the official WCIT 2012 Conference Hotels,. Moreover, the official WCIT 2012 Hotel Block has been chosen for the quality of their accommodations and their convenient location in close proximity to the convention centre. There are many wonderful hotels in Montréal, but with thousands of participants attending WCIT 2012, finding a room may be challenging. That is why we recommend that you book your hotel via Tourisme Montréal’s secure online hotel reservation platform.

Learn more about the WCIT 2012 Official Hotel Block.

Are there any taxes applicable to accommodations?

There are taxes applicable the cost of each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal region. The amount of the taxes is 3.5% per night if visitors pay for the accommodations themselves, plus 5% GST (federal tax) and 9.5% QST (provincial tax).


FAQs related to the Canadian ICT Showcase

Can I attend the Canadian ICT Showcase exclusively?

You must be a registered attendee if you wish to visit the Canadian ICT Showcase.

What are the opening hours for the Canadian ICT Showcase?

The Showcase will be open during the opening hours for the Congress.

I am interested in being an exhibitor at the Canadian ICT Showcase. Who should I contact?

If you would like to learn more about showcase opportunities, please contact Melanie Rousseau by e-mail, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


FAQs related to Travel Information

Where can I get more information about Montréal?

To learn more about Montréal, visit the “Destination Montréal” section of our website, or visit the official Tourism Montréal website.


FAQs related to the Event

When and where is WCIT 2012 being held?

For FAQs related to the event, please click here.

Who will be attending WCIT 2012?

Learn more about WCIT 2012 participants and why you should participate.