Registration rates for the 2017 World Whale Conference:

WCA Partners:

2-day rate: $180 USD

4-day full conference rate: $320 USD


2-day rate: $250 USD

4-day full conference rate: $450 USD

If you are interested in becoming a WCA Partner please visit the WCA website or email us.

2-Day Rate allows entrance to EITHER the WCA Conference (Mon 26th & Tues 27th June 2017) OR the Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) Summit (Weds 28th & Thurs 29th June 2017).

4-Day Rate (Full conference) allows entrance to BOTH the WCA Conference (Mon 26th & Tues 27th June 2017) AND the Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) Summit (Weds 28th & Thurs 29th June 2017)

Please note: Entrance to the Workshops (Sun 25th June 2017) is excluded from these fees and will require payment direct to the workshop organiser. Details of workshops will be published shortly.

  • Students and delegates from low income countries* are entitled to a 10% discount on all published fees. Please use the code #WCADurban2017 in order to benefit from this discounted rate. Please note that you will be requested to provide proof of student status / residency, ie Passport.  You may either do this during the registration process, or on arrival at the conference.

*Reduced fees will be applied to ‘low-income’, ‘lower-middle-income’ and ‘upper-middle-income’ economies as indicated by the World Bank Classification.

(Please note that registration includes refreshments (during conference hours) and lunch, but excludes accommodation, flights, transfers, visas and insurance).


Categories & Registration Codes

  • At the start of the process you will be required to select an attendance category. Please take a look at the More details tab next to each category if you are unsure which selection is right for you.
  • For delegates using a code, please have this available. It will be requested when you start your registration and will be applied to your booking upon check out.


Group bookings

  • You can register up to 5 delegates in one session.
  • You will be required to make payment in full for all delegates in one session so please ensure you have sufficient funds available.
  • Ensure you have full details for all attendees you would like to book as all required fields on the registration form will need to be completed.
  • If you would like to register more than 5 people please email us with your requirements as this constitutes a group booking.


Payment process

  • You will be required to make a card payment to confirm your registration. Please note that if your payment via PayPal Express is approved successfully you will be taken to a confirmation page with your booking details. You will also receive a confirmation email with your login details. Using the login details provided you will then be able to view your booking and make any necessary modifications (for cancellations, please see below).
  • You will not receive a confirmation email unless the payment has been processed correctly. If, however, your registration has been unsuccessful at the payment stage you can log back in with the email you have used and proceed with an alternative card or email us for further advice.



  • If for any reason a registered delegate is unable to attend, registration can be transferred to another individual – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
  • If the above is not possible, the following refund terms apply:
    If you cancel your registration before 24th March 2017 you will be refunded the full amount of the registration fee you have paid. If you cancel your registration between 25th March 2016 and 21st April 2017 then 75% of your delegate’s fee will be refunded. If you cancel your registration between 22nd April 2017 and 19th May 2017 then 50% of the delegate’s fee will be refunded. All cancellations received after 19th May 2017 will not be refunded.
  • All transfers of registration (to another delegate) and all cancellations will incur an administrative charge of $25 per delegate.
  • The above does not affect your statutory right to cancel your registration at no charge within 14 days of the date of purchase.
  • Cancellation requests are accepted by email only.

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