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38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress

Dresden, Germany

Sunday July 27 - Sunday August 3, 2008

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This form is to enable you to send the details to Germany by e-mail,
You can then send the money by Bank Transfer to the account below.
For discount purposes your registration will be dated from when you send this first page.
Your final registration will not be accepted until the money arrives.

* = required field, must be completed

Name of participant(s)
Couples and families, where one person is paying all the bills and all details are identical, may put all names on the one form. BUT groups of friends who are paying separately must complete a separate form for each person.

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If you would like randomly allocated roommate(s) tick here:

If you wish to share with friend(s) sending separate form(s) give their names:

I will be bringing a child/children to the event, please give age(s) Arrangements for children will vary with the hotel chosen.
If there is enough demand, we may organize some kind of child care - please indicate in the comments box below.

Congress languages will be English and German.

All prices on this form are in Euros ( € )

Accommodation - click for more details of the hotels/hostels & other accommodation (opens in new window) - if you want to stay extra nights in the Youth Hostel please calculate the cost and see the notes in the next yellow panel.
For attendance/meals by the day or cheap arrangements for students/young people please ask the organisers via the ivu-congress group.

You MUST select one option in each category - even if it is 0/zero

Registration fees include Congress working material, Congress and workshop participation, opening and closing ceremony, evening entertainment in the Kulturpalast. This will increase by 20 July 1, 2008 - prices shown are for today and will be updated at the appropriate time.
No registration fees for children under 12 years (if you have a child or other person on this form who does not have to pay, whilst others do, you can manually change the figure in the 'total payment' box below to deduct the appropriate amount).

Reduced fee for students, young people under 25, people with limited income (please show an appropriate document on your arrival or by fax, 0049-6305-5256) - 50% of the above fees.
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None (only for those that have been told not to pay this)
Registration before June 1st, 2008:
160 (£120/US$238)

Meals (lunch and dinner in the Congress Center):First meal: dinner Sunday, 27th July; last meal: farewell dinner, Friday, 1st August. The food will be completely vegan, and as far as possible organic. (Vegan breakfast is provided at all Hotels/Hostels except the Raddison). select one: None required
Meals for six days €
300 (£202/US$446)

Accommodation: per person for six nights (includes Vegan breakfast provided the Hostel; the hostel is non-smoking)
all prices on this form are in Euros
(approx UK pounds / US dollars in brackets)
The hostel is within walking distance from the congress venue.

If you wish to stay in a Hotel this must be booked separately via the Dresden Tourist Board (opens in new window)
For camping guesthouses etc., see Accommodation (new window)

all prices are Per Person: select one:
No accommodation (for those staying elsewhere)

Youth hostel standard, double FULL
Youth hostel standard, single FULL
Youth hostel comfort (ensuite), double FULL
Youth hostel comfort (ensuite), single FULL

Optional Donations to - Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands (VEBU) tries to organise an environmentally friendly congress. So we are cooperating with atmosfair - have a look for details (opens in new window, also in Deutsch) and ask if you necessarily have to travel by air - then consider a donation to equalize the CO2 from airplanes. However, this is only the second best solution. If possible we will appreciate it if you use public land transport where you can. Some suggested donations:Europe - €10; Middle East €30; North America East Coast/India80; China 100; California/Japan 130; South America 145 ; All donations will be forwarded to Atmosfair

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€10 (£7/US$14)

€30 (£20/US$41)
€80 (£54/US$108)

€100 (£67/US$135)
€130 (£88/US$176)
€145 (£98/US196)



Optional Tours - In the event of cancellation by the tour group or the Society all fees will be fully refunded. We are unable to refund otherwise and would advise participants to take out relevant insurance. All prices are per person

Day Tours Wednesday, July 30 :- Afternoon: Sightseeing tours of Dresden - Guided tours (German and/or English guide) Min. participation: 40 pers. Max. participation: 50 pers.

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No. 1
Three hours, by bus and walking
€9 (£6 / US$11)

No. 2 Two hours, by bus €7 (£5 / US$9)
No. 3 Two hours, walking (max. 25 pers.)
€5 (£3 / US$7)


Day Tours Saturday, August 2 :- starting at 9.00am; Lunch plus 18:00 Evening meal in Dresden included in the tour price.

All full days based on 40 participants – if there are insufficient participants on any one tour we may need to combine trips.

Note: extra night accommodation on Saturday, if required, not included.
- and Post Congress Tour, Sat . Aug 2 - Wed Aug 6 - details: English / Deutsch (PDF)
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Bus trip to the Elbe valley, Schloss Pillnitz, Lunch, Visit of the Bastei (Saxonian Switzerland), boat trip €90 (£60 / US$122)

B. Bus trip to Meissen (world famous porcelaine factory & museum), Lunch, Schloss Moritzburg €85 (£57 / US$115)
C. Post Congress Tour - From the Metropolis to Nature – Berlin, Potsdam and the Spreewald - Price per person in a double room: €499 (£342/US$693)

D. Post Congress Tour -From the Metropolis to Nature – Berlin, Potsdam and the Spreewald - Price per person in a single room: €639 (£438/US$888)

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Note: if you see NaN in this box you have not checked one of the categories above, make sure every category has at least 0/zero then click the button again.

The Total Payment in the box above is your basic payment. If you have other requirements, such as those below, you can delete the figures in the box and replace them with your own figure IN EUROS.

Extra Youth Hostel Nights - if you want to stay at the Youth Hostel before or after the Congress, use the accommodation page (opens in new window) to calculate how much you have to pay. Then add the full amount, for all the people on the form, to the box above.

Discounts: a few people, such as speakers, are entitled to a discount. You should already have been told the amount. Deduct it from the total shown.
Unfortunately we CANNOT offer discounts simply because individuals are in developing countries, but if you are the leader of a Vegetarian/Vegan Society we may be able to offer some help

For attendance/meals by the day - discuss on ivu-congress first then enter the agreed amount in the box.

If you do make alterations please check them carefully before sending this page - and explain them equally carefully in the comments box below!

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation before 01st Oct. 2007 - we charge 20 EUR processing fee
Cancellation before 31st March 2008 - we charge 50 EUR processing fee
Cancellation after 31st March 2008 - 50 % refund
Cancellation after 1st July 2008 - no refund is possible
In case you indicate another person participating in your place, we charge 10 EUR processing fee, regardless when you cancel.

The organiser, Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands e.V.(VEBU), cannot accept any liability, in case the congress has to be cancelled due to natural catastrophies,terrorist attacks, or any similar act of providence.

Link to Currency Converter - (opens in a new window) use this to see how much you will pay in your own currency (for those not in the Euro zone). Select 'Euro' in the left menu, then your own currency on the right. NOTE: payments must be according to the total in Euros, but your bank may require you to convert it to your own currency before they send it.

Comments box, for anything else you want to tell us:
(eg: if you have any particular requirements for a double (one large) or twin (two small) beds, let us know, along with any other special needs - and any changes you have made to the Total Payment.)

When you click the button below it will send all the above information to the Congress organisers in Germany.

Then payments (in Euros) may be made to the following account:

Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands (VEBU),
no. 77800, Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern, BLZ 540 502 20
IBAN: DE39 5405 0220 0000 0778 00, BIC/SWIFT: MALA DE 51 KLK

If you have questions for the Congress organisers, please subscribe to ivu-congress to avoid them having to answer the same questions to everyone individually:

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