IPC - Volunteers


Guidelines and Rates for Registration:

1. When can I register as a volunteer for IPC?

You need to fill an application form to volunteer for the Conference or Convergence. Visit this link to fill the application. Once your application is approved, you will be sent login credentials to register and pay for Conference or Convergence.

2. Which event(s) can I volunteer for?

You can volunteer for any one of the two events - The Conference and the Convergence. They are two distinct events. Please know that Conference is open to all. You can volunteer in the Convergence if you have successfully completed a standard Permaculture Design Course (PDC) or are referred by a permaculture practitioner.

3. What are the requirements to apply as a Volunteer?

You will be required to work for a four-hour shift during the event and full time for a specific number of days before the event. You can attend the event after your shift finishes.

  • Conference volunteers are required to report for volunteering from November 23, 2017 morning until the end of the event on November 26, 2017. If you wish to attend the Convergence, regular participation rate will apply.
  • Convergence volunteers will need to arrive at the Convergence venue about four to seven days in advance. In general, Convergence volunteers will not be able to attend the Conference.

If event volunteers are unable to reach on the reporting date, the registration as 'volunteer' will stand cancelled. They can then attend the event only by paying the balance fee for regular participation.

Last date for application is October 23, 2017. Approved applicants must register within one week after approval of application. Limited tickets are available.

4. What is the registration cost?

Please see the rate card below for detailed information about registration (including discount) & 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.

For the additional days that you will volunteer prior to the event, the organizers will provide accommodation and meals.

The sooner you register, you can avail additional discount in fee as specified in the Early, Regular rates.

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 regular fee for adults. If you require a separate bed for the child’s accommodation, standard rates apply.

Indian volunteers 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.

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 if you are volunteering for the Conference.


Register by - Early Regular
until Apr 15, 2017 Apr 16 - Oct 31, 2017
Conference (Nov 25-26, 2017)    
International participants $ 60 $ 75
Indian participants ₹ 2,000 ₹ 3,000
Convergence (Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017)    
International participants $ 150 $ 165
Indian participants ₹ 5,000 ₹ 6,000

* 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 - fully booked $ 13 / ₹ 800
    Double occupancy in one tent $ 15 / ₹ 900
    Single occupancy in a shared tent $ 20 / ₹ 1,200