IPC - Participants



Guidelines and Rates for Registration:

1. Which event(s) would you like to join?

The Conference and the Convergence are two distinct events. You will be able to choose in the registration form whether you want to attend one of the events or both.

Please know that Conference is open to all. You can participate in the Convergence if you have successfully completed a standard Permaculture Design Course (PDC) or are referred by a permaculture practitioner. If you are not able to attend the full 5-day Convergence, we offer an option to come for 3-day Convergence, either November 27 - 29, 2017 or November 29 - Dec 01, 2017.

2. What is the registration cost?

Please see the rate card below for detailed information about registration & accommodation fees. Meals during the event are included in the registration fee. Fee given in US dollars applies to International participants while fee given in Indian rupees applies to Indian participants. Registration fee is inclusive of Service Tax.

The sooner you register, you can avail relevant discount in fee as specified in the Super Early, Early, Regular and Late rates. Super early price is available only to the first 50 international participants registering for both Conference & Convergence.

If you would like to bring your children along to the event, registration fee per child (3 to 12 years of age) is 50% of the fee for adults. If you require a separate bed for the child's accommodation, standard rates apply.

Indian participants also have the option of paying the fees via NEFT:

  • For NEFT, the bank details are:
    A/C Name: Aranya Agricultural Alternatives - IPC
    Bank Name: Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Branch: Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad 500036, India
    Account No: 6511730504
    IFSC Code: KKBK0000563
  • Fill your registration form, pay the amount mentioned under Amount to be Paid tab in the form through NEFT, and enter the details of the transfer in the form by selecting the NEFT box.

Cancellation and refunds are allowed in exceptional cases subject to deductions viz. service tax remitted to Government of India and payment gateway charges paid. Cancellation fee is 25% of the registration fee and accommodation amount, whichever applicable. The balance will be refunded in the participant's account in 15 days of cancellation.

3. Is it possible to apply for scholarship support ?

Scholarships application are now closed for IPC India 2017.

If you have any question, please contact council[at]internationalpermacultureconvergence[dot]org

4. What is the next step?

Once we receive the registration form (complete in all respects) and the fee is credited in the account, you will receive an email confirming your participation along with your Registration Number. Please quote this number in all subsequent communications.
If you are coming from a foreign country, the IPC Office will email an invitation letter to you closer to the event that may be required for visa.

5. Miscellaneous information

- The main language of sessions at the Conference and Convergence will be English. Translation facility in Hindi and Telugu will be provided in the Main Hall during the Conference.

- You will be served with vegetarian food at the Conference and Convergence. At the gala dinner, scheduled on November 25, we will offer vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan food. Please share your food preference in the registration form.


Register by - Super Early Early Regular Late*
until Apr 15, 2017 Apr 16 - Jul 31, 2017 Aug 01 - Oct 31, 2017
Conference (Nov 25-26, 2017) 470 $ for Conference + Convergence      
International participants $ 180 $ 195 $ 210
Indian participants ₹ 6,000 ₹ 7,000 ₹ 8,000
Convergence (Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017) Available to the first 50 International participants      
International participants $ 370 $ 385 $ 400
Indian participants ₹ 15,000 ₹ 16,000 ₹ 17,000
3-day Convergence options
(Nov 27 - 29, 2017 or Nov 29 - Dec 01, 2017)
International participants   $ 250 $ 250 $ 265
Indian participants   ₹ 10,000 ₹ 10,000 ₹ 11,000

* Registrations may close before October 31, 2017 if the maximum number of participants is reached


There may be differences in the rates mentioned in US dollars and Indian rupees. This is due to factors such as exchange rate fluctuations. We thank you for your understanding.

Accommodation Type (Rooms) Cost per day Accommodation Type (Temporary Structures) Cost per day
Type I - Dormitory $ 5 / ₹ 250 Participant's Own Tent $ 3 / ₹ 150
Type II - Twin Sharing $ 8 / ₹ 500 Trekking tent $ 8 / ₹ 500
Type III - Twin Sharing (with attached washroom) $ 13 / ₹ 800 Dormitory in one tent
Type IV - Twin Sharing Premium $ 25 / ₹ 1,500 Triple occupancy in one tent $ 13 / ₹ 800
    Double occupancy in one tent $ 15 / ₹ 900
    Single occupancy in a shared tent $ 20 / ₹ 1,200

** The Convergence accommodation is available for five nights for the participants attending the full Convergence. Participants attending the '3-day Convergence' can choose between 'Own tent' or 'Dormitory' options.