Photograph from the opening ceremony at the 2019 congress in Geneva

Previous congresses

Find out where we held our previous congresses

Our first congress was held in 1953 in London, UK. Subsequent congresses were held approximately every four years to coincide with our general meeting.

Since 2017 we have held the congress every two years.

Our congresses have won major international awards: the congress in 2015 was recognised for excellence at the 2016 Singapore Tourism awards and the 2017 congress in Cape Town won an Incredible Impacts award.

Congress archive

Search our congress archive to find content from our congresses in 2019 and 2021.

The congress archive includes recordings of sessions and presentations, videos of opening and closing sessions, ePosters, abstract presentations - and more.

You can search the congress archive by topic, session type, presenter, congress year, key words.

Previous congresses

2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2021 online

Take a look at some of the sessions from our first online congress:

2019  Geneva, Switzerland

2017  Cape Town, South Africa

Watch video highlights of our first congress in Africa:

2015  Singapore
2011  Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007  Vancouver, Canada
2003  Barcelona, Spain
1999  Yokohama, Japan
1995  Washington DC, US
1991  London, UK
1987  Sydney, Australia
1982  Stockholm, Sweden
1978  Tel Aviv, Israel
1974  Montreal, Canada
1970  Amsterdam, Netherlands
1967  Melbourne, Australia
1963  Copenhagen, Denmark
1959  Paris, France
1956  New York, US
1953  London, UK

Content from previous congresses